Definitely the #1 question. You first find out who is in charge in your district and ask
them. I can try to put it in print but there is nothing like talking to
someone in your area. Believe it or not JBQ is just a little different
in every district. The fundamentals are the same but every district
does it just a tad different for first year quizzers and the veteran or
There are only 2 items which I consider essential in organizing a JBQ
ministry in your church:
1. Guidelines and Rule for JBQ
As with anything you need to know the rules this is only a few dollars
2. Bible Fact-Pak CD
With the CD and a computer you can generate practice rounds, create
study guides and books of questions for the kids study. Plus this is
the most accurate form of the questions and answers. This item
currently cost $99 but is a necessity for teaching and training a team.
Both of these items can be purchased from GPH at:
There are other JBQ resources sold through GPH and can be found at:
Many are also listed on the
products page on JBQ.ORG and then there is
NO, you do not need a buzzer system to start JBQ. Would it help,
Buzzer systems are expen$ive, and there are many ways to get one to
practice with. Check to see if you can borrow one from another team
and/or your district. Some churches have extras or you can borrow
during times they don't practice. Some districts have some for meets as
well as kids kamp, some districts will let you use them as well.
Karen Hockenberry in Omaha, NE offers a
for to use for individual practice but they could be used for regular
practice as well.
Check out the Buzzer
Box page for vendors.
Stacy Akins - email@example.com
Phones: Home - 806-935-2993 Cell - 806-220-6057
To see other district coordinators-CLICK HERE!
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JBQ is open to all kids 1st through 6th grade. In the West Texas
District we have 2 groupings. The "B" League is for first year
quizzers and all kindergarteners. They will quiz the first half of
the 10s, 20s and 30s. The "A" League
is second year quizzers, 1st to 6th grade and they quiz all the questions.
Any team can opt to be in the "A" League, but only new quizzers can be
in the "'B" League.
Do I really need Officials?
Yes! What's an official? Officials are the adults or High
School kids who judge the
matches. You as a team are required to bring two officials to every
meet. We ask that the officials become certified.
Contact your District Coordinator for more information.