Junior Bible Quiz is a Bible study ministry for kids in first through sixth grade. The ministry is built around a Fact-Pak of 576 questions and answers covering Bible facts, doctrines and memory verses. 

Of the 576 questions, 107 involve memorizing Scripture.  The questions are separated into three levels of difficulty: easy questions are given a 10 point value; medium difficulty questions are given a 20 point value; and the most difficult questions are assigned a 30 point value.

Kids compete on their knowledge of the Fact-Pak in quiz competitions against other teams.  Quiz meets are held on Saturdays four times a year in November, January, February and March.

Practices for JBQ begin in September.  The season concludes in the middle of March.

That's a lot of questions!

Yes, it is, so we divided them into manageable groups.  Kids study between 10 and 20 questions per week.  We also design the ministry so kids take three years to learn all questions.  Younger children are assigned the easier questions (some of the theological concepts in some questions are difficult even for adults!).

What are some of the questions?

For 10 points

Who were the first man and first woman? (Adam and Eve)

Who wrote more books of the Bible than any other person? (the apostle Paul)

For 20 points

What did Paul tell Timothy was true prosperity? (Godliness with contentment is great gain)

Jesus said that God had planned for His house to be used as what? (A house of prayer)

For 30 points

Why did God send his Son into the world?

(For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16, 17)

How does the church grow?

(When individual members of a church contribute their God-given gifts, then the church will be healthy and grow in love.)

What do parents do?

We ask parents and children to study 10 minutes a day or an hour a week. 

Parents need to help children study and ensure children attend weekly practices.

We ask that one parent serve as an official at the four league meets.

How much does it cost?

JBQ does not have a monetary cost--just time and hard work :)

How long to meets take?

Quiz meets are made up of about seven quiz matches.  Meets begin at 9 a.m. and run until about 1 p.m. including the awards ceremony. 

We plan for an hour of travel time to the meet.  We plan for about an hour and half travel and lunch time on the way back.

Where are competitions held?

League meets are held at Cedar Valley Church in Bloomington.