Kidz – Pre-K thru 5th Grade
Junior Bible Quiz is our discipleship arm of Legacy Kidz Ministries. Families can signup to get bible fact sheets and learn God’s Word together at home each week, and on Sundays, kids can show what they learned in a fun, interactive ways.
Many people have discovered that Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) is one of the best programs 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 FactPak as its foundational curriculum. The Bible FactPak 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 FactPak 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. When a child commits God’s Word to memory, the Holy Spirit can help them recall those words for guidance and strength. Helping children hide God’s Word in their hearts will not only help them know right from wrong now, it will also guide their decisions in the years to come. As children learn the all important truths in God’s Word through JBQ and the Bible Fact Pak on their own, they will develop a love for the Bible and an understanding that its truth can guide their lives daily. Success in Junior Bible Quiz is not dependent on winning in competition. Success comes when a child internalizes and develops a love for God’s Word, allowing it to guide him throughout his life.
Legacy Kidz JBQ
We will begin meeting on March 5th and continue meeting on the first and third Sunday of each month at the 9 am service for JBQ practice. During the summer we will host a JBQ Day Camp (August 1st, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and add some Saturday morning practices. We encourage parents to spend 5 to 10 minutes every evening practicing JBQ with their kids. This will encourage them in their learning and will help the family grow in God’s Word! Our first competition will be in September and we are excited to see Legacy Kidz representing our church and Jesus!