Category: Bible Quizzing
The 2017 North American Bible Quiz Tournament, July 21 – 25 in Indianapolis, Indiana was the culmination of fifty years of Bible quizzing within the United Pentecostal Church, International. A total of 121 teams (sixty intermediate and sixty-one experienced) from the United States and Canada contributed to making this historic event absolutely epic!
Congratulations to Calvary Apostolic Church of Concord, California, pastored by Rev. Timothy Grayson, our champions in the experienced division; and also to Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Bloomington, Illinois, pastored by Rev. Brad Nave, who emerged as champs in the intermediate division. Full details regarding all award-winning teams and individuals may be found below.
The theme for 2017 has been Rooted: Our History, Our Destiny. We memorized and studied as many as 520 select verses from the Book of Acts that not only ground us in our Apostolic legacy … Read More »
108 teams met in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on July 30, 2016 for the Senior Bible Quizzing (SBQ) North American Bible Quiz Tournament (NABQT). The Experienced (ages 15-18) and Intermediate (ages 12-14) divisions each had 54 teams. By Wednesday, August 3, we had two undefeated champions—one from the east coast and one from the west coast. The list below shows the team and individual winners.
The NABQT was the culmination of this year’s study on the books of Romans and James. UPCI students were able to dig deep into the truths shared in these important books to our apostolic faith.
In 2017, SBQ celebrates its fiftieth anniversary under the theme Rooted: Our History – Our Destiny. Our book of study will be The Acts of the Apostles. One of the outgrowths of SBQ since its inception in 1967 is the development of leaders. May … Read More »
“…I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one” (I John 2:14).
For over four decades, Bible quizzing has equipped the young Apostolic church with a firm doctrinal foundation, nourishment to grow, confidence to pursue ministry, and power to overcome the wicked one. The ministry of Bible quizzing should remain a priority for three reasons: the young church has time, choices, and purpose.
The primary reason people do not join Bible quizzing is a perceived lack of time. USA Today reports, among eight to eighteen year olds, American youth spend between eight and a half hours to thirteen hours per day using media, including watching television and over one hour per day using mobile devices. Approximately six hours every day are spent on the computer, … Read More »
The NABQT— the North American Bible Quiz Tournament—is a time where the best Bible quiz teams in the nation meet to compete. This year, it was held in Saint Charles, Missouri, with the fancy title of “Relationship and Revelation,” covering the Book of John for intermediate quizzers and the Book of John, the epistles of John, and Revelation for experienced quizzers.
Many times, Bible quizzers think of the NABQT as a time to meet other Bible quizzers and make new friendships that will last rather than the competitive tournament their coaches know it is. As a Bible quizzer myself, I know the fellowship is often more entertaining than the quizzing itself. When one quizzer was asked about the first word they think of relating to nationals, the answer was “fun.” Fun, I think, is something many non-quizzers don’t realize happens … Read More »
It’s a typical Saturday in Florida. The beaches are packed, and the amusement parks are crowded. Tourists are on vacation, and Floridians hustle about their day running errands, enjoying the sunshine, and living their lives.
But in a little church in a Florida town, there is a gathering that has gotten the attention of Heaven. A group of young people has gathered from all across the state to fellowship and Bible quiz! Parents have taken time off work, coaches have driven vans loaded with kids, and quizzers have invested their time into learning Scripture. It’s fun, exciting, and it’s competitive.
As the first teams sit at the quiz table, a hush falls across the room, and a hush falls across the throne room of Heaven, too. The angels stand ready around the throne. Even the cherubim are silent on this morning. … Read More »