West Florida Junior Bible Quiz
Many people have discovered that Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) is one of the best ministries available to help children commit the Word of God to heart and learn to apply it to their lives. As one of the fastest growing programs in children’s ministry today, JBQ in the U.S. involves more than 10,000 children and over 2,000 teams.
What Is JBQ?
JBQ is a quizzing program that uses the Bible Fact-Pak as its foundational curriculum. The Bible Fact-Pak is a teaching tool that helps children learn, understand, and apply important Bible truths. It includes over 500 questions and answers. Some of the questions provide background about the Bible and its contents. Other questions explore the teachings and doctrine within the Bible. All of the questions together give children a solid basis for a strong and lasting relationship with God. The success of JBQ involves some exciting competition principles. During JBQ meets, two teams of four quizzers each sit behind a set of buzzers. Each quizzer may activate his own buzzer at any point during the reading of the question, and the first one to buzz in gets to answer. If the answer is correct, the quizzer’s team is awarded points based on the difficulty of the question. Through the competition of quizzing, children learn to win without boasting, lose without complaining, and treat opponents and officials with respect.
The Goal of JBQ
JBQ, based on cooperative competition, motivates children to learn the questions and answers in the Bible Fact-Pak and helps assess their knowledge. But the primary goal of JBQ is to plant the Word deep in the hearts of children so they may grow in close relationship with God. Elementary-age children, especially in grades three through six, are often referred to as being in the “golden age of memorization.” Poems, Bible verses, and stories learned at this age can usually be quoted for a lifetime. How important it is to capitalize on the ability to memorize God’s Word!
September 10, 2022
Location: Carmel Assembly, Bonifay, FL
October 15, 2022
Location: Freedom Church, Tallahassee, FL
November 19, 2022
Location: Emerald Coast Church, Fort Walton Beach, FL
January 14, 2023
Location: Generations Church, Tallahassee, FL
February 11, 2023
Location: Winter Blitz, Callaway Assembly, Panama City, FL
March 11, 2023
Location: District Meet
How to Start a JBQ Ministry in Your Church
Get permission/blessing from your pastor.
Contact the District JBQ Coordinator and let them know you are starting a ministry.
Purchase the following:
• Leader Manual
• Activities Book
• Factpak box
• Audio CD Set
• 3-5 student study books
Set up a weekly practice time and develop.
Officials Certification Test
Typical Wednesday Night JBQ Practice
Meet the District JBQ Coordinator
Debbie Loosbrock was introduced to JBQ when a youth in her church, Solid Rock Assembly in Worthington, MN, decided to restart the Junior Bible Quiz Ministry. All three of her children were involved in quizzing. Debbie served as an assistant coach and state certified quiz master. For the past forty years she has served in children’s ministries in Minnesota and Florida doing everything from teaching pre-school, directing kids’ choir and dance teams, and being the Children’s Ministries Director. In 2016 Debbie decided to be more focused in ministry by giving JBQ and BGMC the majority of her ministry effort. She is looking forward to seeing the seeds of God’s Word that are planted through JBQ bringing forth fruit in Northwest FL!
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