Key leadership at the BQI are Scott Feather, serving as main quiz master; Ray Feather, senior pastor at Grace Community Chapel, Mukilteo, Washington, serving as a quiz master and sharing challenges from the first six chapters in John; Timothy Clothier, youth director at Community Grace Brethren Church, Warsaw, Indiana, leading worship.
CE National executive director Ed Lewis will emcee the event and Courtney Cherest, Judy Fisher, and others will assist with the weekend, coordinated by Lois Maxson.
A special session for adults will be offered, helping them learn how to be effective coaches, along with three seminars for students. Dave Guiles, Director of Grace Brethren International Missions, will share a seminar titled “Ways to Share My Faith” from the Gospel of John.
Kip Cone, pastor at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, will give a seminar titled “Using Scripture to Make Practical Application to My Life.” Timothy Kurtaneck, Director of Church Relations and Operation Barnabas at CE National, will teach on “Maintaining a Godly Character in Competition.”
During the coaches’ meeting, Scott Feather will talk about strategies for discipleship through Bible Quizzing.
The final quiz awards will be given at 7:30 Saturday evening, with a worship time and a challenge by Ray Feather following. Sunday morning will also see a devotional time led by Ray.
Teams participating are from Maryland, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky.
CE National feels Bible Quizzing is important because it stimulates students to Scripture memorization and study. Not only is quizzing fun, but it helps students understand team concepts as they study the Word together.
Coaches have an opportunity to disciple students and answer questions about Scripture as they compete against each other. While not all students will want to participate in a program of Bible Quizzing, churches need to evaluate how students are stimulated to study and memorize the Word on their own.
This year’s Bible Quiz Invitational is very practical, as students coming have already studied and memorized portions of John chapters 1-6.