Welcome to NWYM BIBLE QUIZZING!
Bible Quizzing has become a vital part of our ministry to youth in NWYM. It began in 1988 with a pilot program involving three churches. Since that time, enthusiasm for the program has grown each year. Last year nearly 20 churches and 200 youth participated in the four meets in various churches around Northwest Yearly Meeting.
Quizzing is not just about competition. It is also an effective tool for learning the Bible. A quizzer must have some knowledge and understanding of the passages being studied in order to quiz well. In fact, most quizzers memorize large portions of the year’s book or books. This requires consistent time in Bible study and just as the Bible describes itself as the “living Word,” the youth who commit that Word to memory find it becomes a very valuable resource they can take wherever they may go.
This program involves four tournaments taking place across the Northwest. These tournaments narrow competition to three teams and individual high scorers. Teams are quizzed on their knowledge of one or more books of the Bible throughout the four tournaments. Bible Quizzing encourages study and memorization, as well as fellowship and friendly competition. Bible Quizzing is highly adaptable for large or small churches and is a fantastic way to bring youth together.
2013-14 Schedule (Book of Matthew)
October 19 | Romans 1-6 | Newberg Friends
December 7 | Romans 7-12 | Twin Rocks Friends Camp
January 11 | Romans 13-16 | Meridian Friends
March 8 | James 1-5 | Anthem Friends
Here’s the 2012 BIBLE QUIZZING HANDBOOK (in PDF format) it explains how the quiz program operates with a list of dates, location, how to order materials and current guidelines around the competition.
If you are a church hosting a quiz meet please read the Hosting Guide and contact Rachelle Staley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.