Bible Quizzing is a scripture memory and
competition program for youth. Each year a portion of the New Testament is
designated as the "material" which constitutes the competition material. This
material follows an 8-year rotation. The competition takes place in the form of
"meets" where all quizzers compete against each other in "quiz" format.
What are the benefits of Bible Quizzing?
You gain many great things from quizzing:
The Word of God in your heart and on your mind. You'd be surprised what you
remember 10 years later!
Worship and teaching time at each meet.
Increased aptitude and confidence in learning, reading, reading aloud, public
speaking, memorizing, studying, time management, executing in pressure
situations, and team work.
The opportunity to excel while quizzing in the program and the opportunity to
give back once your quizzing eligibility is exhausted.
The opportunity to invite and be a witness and friend to non-believing friends.
Who is eligible to quiz?
Any youth who will be 18 or younger at any point during the quiz season and
has adequately to their local ministry organization's head coach demonstrated
maturity sufficient to be a quizzer may participate.
What is the yearly format?
The PNW Quizzing season typically runs from September through May.
Isn't Bible Quizzing a large time commitment?
Not as much as you'd think. It's far less time required than a typical high school sport. Besides the
regular season district meets, the time commitment can vary from quizzer to quizzer. The
very best quizzers will likely be putting in a minimum of 3+ hours of studying
each week, while the less-serious or "social" quizzers may put in that much in
a month. PNW District has no studying requirement. Some churches
choose to institute a memorization requirement or have quizzers set goals at
the beginning of the year, but this is handled on a church-by-church basis.
You want me to memorize how many verses?
You'd be surprised what you're capable of with a little determination
and discipline, alongside friends who encourage you and compete with you. Start
by memorizing just a few, and if you get those down, forge forward for more.
What does it take to start a Bible Quizzing program?
The main thing a new quizzing program needs is a dedicated coach;
someone who can run practices, attract teens to the program, and handle the
logistics. This coach is rarely a youth pastor.
More often than not, the church does not
need to financially support the bible quiz program.
I know nothing about Bible Quizzing. How could I possibly start a program?
There are many experienced officials and coaches who are happy to
help you get started! Very little quizzing-specific knowledge is required, just
a passion to get teens in the Word and an ability to manage a program. The
details will come with time and everyone you meet will be happy to answer
If you have any questions, would like to participate in quizzing, or
would like assistance starting a quiz program, please email us: