A great tool for discipling our region's young people is Bible quizzing. Through quizzing youth are given the opportunity to learn God’s Word and to develop Christian character. The very nature of quizzing teaches discipline, leadership and perseverance while allowing youth the opportunity to enjoy competition, friendships and accountability. Coaches encourage the discipleship process by integrating life application lessons, teaching our youth how the Bible applies to their every day lives. Quizzing, like most sports, involves hard work, but there are great rewards. And it is a lot of fun too! Click here for a video.
Over the course of ten to eleven months, quizzers study (21 to 28 chapters) and memorize a portion of Scripture. They work both as individuals and as a team. Each month youth from across the region gather to compete in team quizzing. If you've never witnessed a quiz competition, you need to! Students test their knowledge and memory in 20 question quizzes. There are also "invitationals" where quizzers from multiple districts get together and quiz.
National Quiz Finals are usually in July and include teams from five different Missionary Church Regions (Central, North Central, East Central, Michigan and Canada).
YOUTH QUIZZING SCHEDULE - contact Jennifer Littleford.
2018 CDYC - June 16-19 for Middle School; June 20-24 for High School. CDYC will be held at Bethel College.
Youth Quizzing Directors
Matt and Jennifer Littleford are the District Directors of Youth Bible Quizzing. 2008 was their first year in this role. Jennifer was a quizzer as a youth. Matt became involved as a coach in 1995. Matt and Jennifer attend Avalon Missionary Church. They have four children, three of whom have been involved in children's quizzing. For questions or to learn more about being involved with quizzing, contact Jennifer here.
Youth Worker's Forum
We value all of the men and women who invest themselves in the lives of youth throughout the Central Region. To express our appreciation and develop the strengths and abilitites of these ministers we offer the Youth Worker's Forum three times a year.
If you are in ministry to the youth in your local Missionary Church you have an open invitation to join us! For more information e-mail your request here.