What is the purpose of JBQ?
JBQ was created and designed to help children develop a love for the Bible and an understanding that its truth can guide their lives daily.
How old should the children be to quiz?
A child is eligible to quiz if he is starting grades one through six in the fall. However, in studying the development of children, we find that from ages eight to nine the memorization skills start to peak, and at ages ten to eleven children love to compete.
Why should we get involved in JBQ?
Junior Bible Quiz is a great opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their children. Often the whole family learns the material through family devotions. Daily study times teach discipline to the children. Parents can look for those “teachable moments” in the course of life where they can help the child see the connection of God’s Word in life. Many parents have seen improvements in schoolwork, attitudes, and relationships as a result of their children participating in Junior Bible Quiz.
Is there value in competition?
Winning a competition must not be the goal for parents, coaches, or children. Success in Junior Bible Quiz is not dependent on winning. Success comes from internalizing God’s Word and allowing it to guide the direction a child takes in life. Success comes when a child begins to develop a love for the Word of God.
Valuable lessons can be learned through the competition of quizzing. Children can learn to win without boasting and lose without complaining. They can learn to treat opponents and officials with respect. They can learn discipline as they study for a match. Quizzing is a fun way to show what they’ve been learning.
Junior Bible Quiz info: http://nationaljbq.org