A Ministry of the Missionary Church
Since the early 1960s, teen Bible quizzing has been unparalleled in encouraging teens to study and memorize God’s Word. With competition that rivals any team sport, Bible quizzing offers kids a fun, exciting, challenge that gets the word of God into their minds, and more importantly, into their hearts.
Not only do the teens who participate learn scripture, they also form and nurture relationships with other christian young people that often develop into life-long friendships (and an occassional marriage).
The lasting impact of studying and memorizing God’s Word is immeasurable. We often find that the young people who quiz are the future pastors, missionaries and lay leaders in their local churches. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that “God’s Word is living and active...” there is no place where this is more evident than in the lives of those who are involved with Bible quizzing.
Teens learn to be disciplined in their study time in order to acheive a goal.
Setting aside time to study, and doing so on a regular basis, establishes a life-long habit.
The more the students study, the better they remember and this translates into better study habits in school
Along with good study and memorization skills, these students learn to recall the information they have committed to memory, helping them in school, college and beyond.
Bible quizzing is structured in such a way that teamwork is necessary to win, encouraging quizzers to “step up” to their responsibility as a team member.
Quizzers are not only leaders on their teams, but more often than not, they become leaders in their church youth groups, building leadership skills for the future.
“I quizzed for 5 years..., memorizing, in order, Romans, James, Acts, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, Luke, I Corinthians & II Corinthians.... I owe a huge debt to Bible quizzing, or rather, to God, whose grace was made manifest in my life through the Bible quizzing program... I have yet to come across another program so effective in getting teens to memorize the Bible and in creating a love for God’s Word.”Jonathan Schindler
There is no other program that rivals Bible quizzing. Witnessing the power of God’s Word in the lives of the young people I was lucky enough to coach has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. I saw the things they learned move from their heads into their hearts and, in turn, change their lives. My life has been richly blessed through the scripture, the kids, and the friends I have made in the process.Rhonda Schreck
“I can honestly say that I might not be walking with Christ today and would certainly not be in the ministry if it were not for Bible quizzing. That has not only been my experience, but the Word of God had the same kind of impact on my teammates. Of the six youth that were on our Championship team, three of us are now full-time pastors in the Missionary church, one is a pastor’s wife, and another young lady became a full-time missionary. This kind of impact is commonplace. Over the years...I have seen the same kind of thing happen in countless lives... Second Timothy 3:16,17 tells us that ‘All Scripture is Godbreathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work...’ What a critical time to be encouraging our youth to be involved in programs like Bible quizzing.”Gary Aupperle, former quizzer, coach, quiz master, District Quiz Director & Denominational Quiz Director
“Over the years of our involvement with quizzing, we have seen its effect on the lives of young people. It establishes the Word in their lives like nothing else, and it helps them build wholesome relationships that last a lifetime. We have also seen its impact on those who watch. The grandparents of one of our quizzers came to know the Lord in their senior years. They attributed what they saw in the lives of teen quizzers as one of the major influences in their decisions to follow Christ.”Merlin & Mary Tiede, former coaches & Michigan District Quiz Directors, 12 years
For more information on how you can start a Bible Quiz Team at your church, contact the denominational quiz director or the quiz director in your region. We have tools and resources to help you learn about quizzing and to help you every step along the way.Click Here