About Bible Quizzing

Bible Quizzing is an exhilarating ministry. It presents an opportunity for young people to plant the Word of God in their heart, meet other Apostolic young people from their surrounding region and across the nation, and enjoy competition based from the best selling book of all time.

Bible Quizzing requires an individual to discipline themselves to study and review material continually. In a given year, a senior Bible Quizzer learns about 500 verses from a selected book or various books of the Bible. To compete, the senior quizzer must be able to answer questions asked out of those verses from memory. The questions range from 1 to 10 parts, can be cross-referenced (meaning the question targets multiple verses or chapters or books), or quotation in which a quizzer must quote a verse or multiple verses verbatim. As you may have concluded, it requires much time to become a competent and competitive quizzer.

Bible Quizzing is made up of three divisions: beginner, junior, and senior. Each division challenges the individuals based on their age and experience. The hard work, fun, excitement, and exhilaration of quizzing pays off when a team qualifies to travel to the National Bible Quiz Tournament (Nationals) in Tulsa, Oklahoma to compete for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in the nation. But, more importantly, Bible quizzers will benefit all throughout life from studying and implanting the powerful Word of God in their heart. Psalms 119:11 says “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee”. Young people all over this nation are involved in Apostolic Bible Quizzing and are gaining a love and respect for the Bible.

Bible Quizzing has been a ministry of Greater Bakersfield First Pentecostal Church since 1980. GBFPC’s very first Bible Quiz team made it to Nationals, which was hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Many Bakersfield teams have been to Nationals since. Numerous dedicated church members have sacrificed their time to serve in this ministry. Today, GBFPC is still guiding young people in truth through the ministry of Bible Quizzing and our goal is to continue to see young people’s lives changed through the unadulterated Word of God.

Benefits

  • Establishes relationships between Christian young people who have similar values and interests.
  • Develops deep friendships with teammates and competitors.
  • Produces a lasting spiritual impact through Bible memorization.
  • Increases in-depth knowledge of the Bible.
  • Teaches the necessity of studying.
  • Molds personality and builds character.
  • Encourages down-to-earth honesty and a cooperative team spirit with others.
  • Teaches application of Christian unity and sportsmanship.
  • Teaches goal-setting and how to work toward achieving goals
  • Builds self-confidence and aids in overcoming fear and nervousness.
  • Gets the Word of God in young people’s hearts.
  • Develops the ability to think quickly under pressure.
  • Develops mental acuity.
  • Develops perseverance and responsibility.
  • Develops an individual sense of accomplishment.
  • Develops the ability to work as a team.
  • Develops social skills.

Requirements

  • A willingness to set aside time for study and to learn.
  • An encouraging attitude and spirit.
  • A willingness to be motivated and challenged and a desire to do your best!
  • Able to travel to several quiz competitions during quiz season.
  • Willingness to set aside necessary money to cover quiz expenses.

To learn more about the Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship National Apostolic Bible Quizzing, visit http://wpfbq.com/page.php .

To join Beginners Division you must be between 5 to 8 years of age as of January 1st. Pictured below are the 2013 Beginner Quizzers!

To join the Junior Division of Bible Quizzing you must be between 9 to 12 years of age as of January 1st. Below is a picture of the 2013 Junior Quizzers.

To join the Senior Division you must be between 13 to 18 years of age as of January 1st. See the pictures below of the 2013 Senior Quizzers.

Coaches

Our quizzing coaches are a vital component to our quizzing teams. Each coach has years of quizzing experience and knowledge. Not only do they help the quizzers learn their materials, they also help to develop our young people spiritually. If you would like to participate in coaching for Bible Quizzing, see Bro. James Doty.

Quizzer Spotlight

Fresno, California Tournament Jan. 24th & 25th, 2014

Bible Quizzing is a challenge and we are proud of our kids who discipline themselves to study and learn the Word of God. After each quizzing Tournament, check here to see which quizzer or quizzers will be in the spotlight as a boost for their hard work and dedication to this exhilarating and rewarding ministry.

We are proud of Gabriel Bustamante and his dedication to Bible Quizzing. If you get to know him, you will discover that he has a lot of character and a great personality. In quizzing, there is a phrase that describes a quizzer who capably demonstrates a keen knowledge for the scripture and ability to answer multiple questions. The phrase is “quizzed out”. A quizzer can quiz out by answering a substantial amount of questions in one given quiz. The quizmaster and audience congratulates the quizzer and then he or she must sit out the rest of the quiz. In quizzing, it is a great accomplishment to quiz out, but the key is to quiz out at the right time, so you don’t leave your team hanging for the more difficult questions.

“In Gabriel’s first tournament as a junior quizzer, he quizzed out with six correct questions! He has a true love for quizzing and God’s word. Lots of energy! He is happy, loving and helpful! Gabriel keeps a great attitude toward his fellow quizzers no matter what the outcome. Our boy has lots of character and he puts all he has into bible quizzing for the purpose of pleasing God!” – Phillip & Amanda Bustamante (Dad & Mom)

We are also very proud of Siscylie Black. She is a beautiful, shy, and sweet quizzer-girl. She has done a great job in quizzing and has come so far since she first started quizzing. She keeps demonstrating dedication and commitment to learning the Word of God.

“Siscylie is 9 years old and this is her fourth year in Bible Quizzing. She is very respectful to all those around her, including her coaches and fellow quizzers. She is reliable. She always knows her material, and she is now starting to realize her ability as a quizzer. Siscylie loves Bible Quizzing, and not for the trophies or accolades of quizzing, but because she understands the long-term benefits of learning and loving the Word of God” – Kiffer & Casey Black (Dad & Mom)

2013 Quizzer of the Year

Elijah is a young man who attends school with some of our young people. After an invitation to our church, Elijah visited and quickly got involved. He was intrigued with Bible Quizzing from the start and has developed into a competent and competitive senior quizzer.

GBFPC supports Bible Quizzing and we are excited about all our young people who get involved and apply the Word of God to their life. We are especially excited for those like Elijah who did not grow up in church, but recognize the importance of the Word of God and want to apply it to their life. Thank you, Elijah, for your example of dedication and commitment to Bible Quizzing. Keep up the good work Bible Quizzers!

“One of my favorite things to do is Bible Quizzing. I started going to church at the beginning of October 2012, and when I started going, I decided to sign up for Bible Quizzing. I love Bible Quizzing and it’s one of the only things I do. When I’m not studying or learning verses, I’m either doing homework or just hanging out with friends. Bible Quizzing is very important, and without it, I may not even be in church.”

Donate to Bible Quizzing

Bible Quizzing is a great avenue for young people to: get involved, establish relationships between Christian young people who have similar values and interests, develop deep friendships with teammates and competitors, produce lasting spiritual impact through Bible memorization, increase in-depth knowledge of the Bible, learn the necessity of studying, mold their personality and build character, encourage down-to-earth honesty and a cooperative team spirit with others, learn application of Christian unity and sportsmanship, learn goal-setting and how to work toward achieving goals, build self-confidence and overcome fear and nervousness, get the Word of God in their hearts, develop the ability to think quickly under pressure, mental acuity, perseverance, responsibility, an individual sense of accomplishment, the ability to work as a team, and social skills.

The biggest challenge for young people getting involved in Bible Quizzing is not the time, energy, or effort. Money is the one thing that can hold a young person back from acquiring the knowledge, experience, and a fore mentioned benefits that Bible Quizzing culminates. The cost of materials, registration, tournament travel expenses, and the National Bible Quiz Tournament adds up quickly!

Invest in a young person’s life today by donating to this ministry!