Atlanta Tamil Church

2017-2018 BBC Season Packet (July 2017 – June 2018)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
“Plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
Plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11

Atlanta Tamil Church began the Bible Bee Club (BBC) in the year 2010. BBC ministry insists on Family (Parents)-Faith (Church)-Fellowship (Competition). So, parents are the key source for teaching at home, church encourages the members with their faith, competition provides them with lot of new friends who are standing stronger for God. Through the past 7 years, God’s leading is amazingly shaping the young minds to study and store God’s Word in their hearts. We saw many victories in the competitions but our hope is to see the younger generation to have the zeal for God and bear good fruit when they grow and plan their future. During the new season, we will continue to sow the Word of God with prayer and compete with Assemblies of God quizzing programs. Following are the programs available in our BBC:

The last day for registration is August 31st, 2017. There will be a $20 extra charge for late registrants.

The different programs in our clubs are as follows…
For Younger Children who are in Pre-K & KG:
1. PEEWEE BIBLE QUIZ (PBQ):We offer the Peewee Bible Quiz (PBQ). This course covers 288 ten-point questions in the bible-fact pack. They will be attending 4 league level competitions. The club members will be assigned to a team of 4 quizzers. They will be competing as a team in the league level competitions. This will be a great opportunity for parents to introduce scripture at home. There are so many videos and songs that support these questions and you can show and talk to them about it while you are teaching them to hide God?s Holy Word. Competition is only a motivational part and the main thing is hiding God?s Word in their heart. Parents are expected to serve either as a coach to the team or as an official during the competition. Quizzers will be successful and feel motivated when their parents are active participants in the club. Location for the competitions will be announced in the middle of September.
League 1 – September 30; Questions to study: #1-72
League 2 – November 4; Questions to study: #73-144
League 3 – January 6; Questions to study: #145-216
League 4 – February 3; Questions to study: #217-288

For Children who are in 1st-6th Grade:

JUNIOR BIBLE QUIZ (JBQ)
What:Junior Bible Quiz offers a fun, exciting way to motivate children to understand the all important truths in God’s Word.
How:Children work together on teams to learn and understand the Bible using the Bible Fact-Pak. This program host four regular league matches from September – February and a State Finals competition in March. There are twenty questions in a match, with two teams of quizzers trying to beat each other to the buzzer to get the first shot at the answers. There are several rounds of competition at each league meet.
Who:For children enrolled in grades one through sixth. Parents, grandparents and friends are encouraged to participate as well.

Levels of competition There will be two levels, A and B.

A Division (Junior Bible Quiz-JBQ-A) :– Will be open to new and returning teams of children 1st-6th grade. Each round will quiz ten-10 point questions, seven-20 point questions, and three-30 point questions. Quizzers will quiz out forwards with ten-bonus point after answering 6 questions correctly, Quizzers will quiz out backwards after three incorrect answers. National Guidelines apply.

Competition dates and portions are as follows:
League 1 – September 30; Questions to study: #1-72, #289-336, #481-504
League 2 – November 4; Questions to study: #73-144, #337-384, #504-528
League 3 – January 6; Questions to study: #145-216, #385-432, #529-552
League 4 – February 3; Questions to study: #217-288, #433-480, #553-576
Each meet encompasses all previous meet questions. State Finals covers all questions.

B Division (Junior Bible Quiz-JBQ-B) :– Will be open to new quizzers of any grade, 1st – 3rd grades only for returning quizzers with one year experience. Each round will quiz thirteen-10 point questions, seven-20 point questions. Quizzers will quiz out forwards with ten bonus point after answering 5 questions correctly, Quizzers will quiz out backwards after three incorrect answers. Interrupting questions will be encouraged to progress throughout the season, but not required.

Competition dates and portions are as follows:
League 1 – September 30; Questions to study: #1-72, #289-336
League 2 – November 4; Questions to study: #73-144, #337-384
League 3 – January 6; Questions to study: #145-216, #385-432
League 4 – February 3; Questions to study: #217-288, #433-480
Each meet encompasses all previous meet questions. State Finals covers all questions.

Where: Locations are determined after all registrations are in. Teams are generally placed into
geographical regions.

Officials: Two people per team are required to serve as officials to help the JBQ day run effectively. There are four positions available: (all officials should be familiar and bring the attached copy of the JBQ guidelines with them)
• Quizmaster – Is the one who keeps a match going. They are key in making the quizzers feel comfortable and creating a positive atmosphere. They ask the questions in the match.
• Score Keeper – Keeps score during each match (they will be required to watch a video before each match to make sure they are familiar with the scoring process)
• Time Keeper – Keeps time and resets the quiz box during the match.
• Judge – Makes sure the questions are asked and answered appropriately and that the quizmaster judges fairly.

Awards: At the conclusion of each regular league meet, ribbons are awarded for the top 10 individual quizzers based on the total points accumulated for the day. At the final regular league match, trophies are awarded for the top 10 individual quizzers based on the average points for the season. State final awards are based on that day’s competition only; teams receive plaques and the top ten quizzers receive trophies or ribbons. The top A division team at the conclusion of State finals receives an invitation to JBQ National Festival, and the top four A division teams receive an invitation to the JBQ Southeast Regional competition.

Personal Achievement Recognition: There are several achievement options available for quizzers or any adult to earn awards towards the end of the year. The Bible Master Award Program is available to league quizzers, officials and coaches. The Master Award Program has four seals. You can participate in this program anytime in the plan year. Those who participate in this program are recognized with a pin and medal at state finals. To be recognized, you need to complete your achievement by February 19, 2018. (there is a $10 fee for each program that you participate).
Here is the list of programs:
•Discoverer Seal correctly answering 20 of 30 10-point questions drawn from the entire box.
•Searcher Seal correctly answering 25 of 30 10-point questions and 15 of 20 20-point questions drawn from the entire box.
•Achiever Seal correctly answering 28 of 30 10-point questions, 18 of 20 20-point questions and 6 of 10 30-point questions drawn from the entire box.
To be recognized for The Bible Master and Beyond the Master Awards at State Finals, turn in recipients with State Finals registration by February 19h. ($20 fee per award)
•Master Seal correctly answering 59 of 60 questions; that is 30-10-point questions, 20 20-point questions and 10 30-point questions drawn from the entire box.
If you have a quizzer that earns the Master Seal, you will need to contact the National JBQ Coordinator for the Master Seal sticker. Beyond the Bible Master Award is an award program for quizzers who have earned the Bible Master Award and are ready to go beyond—to reach the next level of mastery.
*Bible Quoter: Quizzers must correctly answer all 95 quotation questions (107 verses) that have been randomly selected from the Bible Fact-Pak. The process for generating questions for the Bible Quoter is the same as above. When selecting the set of questions from biblefactpak.com, be sure to select the “Bible Quoter” option.
*Bible Excellence: Quizzers must correctly answer at least 571 randomly selected questions from the 576 Bible Fact-Pak questions. This is the only test that does not require a set generated from the biblefactpak.com.

Other Competition Dates and Locations:
State Finals – March 3, 2018, Location will be announced later.
Upon qualification in State Finals,
South East Regional Competition – May 4,5 in Ocala, Florida
National Festival – June 7-9 at Faith Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida

For Students who are in 6th -12th Grade:
TEEN BIBLE QUIZ (TBQ)
TBQ competition takes the teens to the next level of learning God’s Word. Each year, over 2,000 students across the Nation will be memorizing different book or books of the New Testament. This year the teens are going to study the Gospel of Mark. During the season, students attend several meets within their state in order to test their ability to memorize and understand God’s Word. Towards the end of the season, there will be an optional opportunity to preach for other teens and leaders as part of what they learn throughout the season.

League Classification: Teams in the Georgia State will compete in one of four league classifications:
1. Varsity League (6th -12th)– Teams composed of 2-6 quizzers (recommend 3-4) who are enrolled in grades 6-12. Students will be studying the whole gospel of Mark during the season. The competition at this level is intense and this level advances up to the national finals.
Breakdown for the 2017-2018 Season:
League Meet #1 October 21: Mark 1-5, 192 verses
League Meet #2 November 18: Mark 6-9, 178 verses
League Meet #3 January 20: Mark 10-12, 128 verses
League Meet #4 February 24: Mark 13-16, 175 verses
District/State Finals – March 24: Mark 1-16
Regionals – May 19: Mark 1-16
Nationals – July 2018 in Naperville, Illinois

2.Middle School League (6th -8th)– Teams composed of 2-6 quizzers (recommend 3-4) who are enrolled in grades 6-8. In this level, students will be studying Mark chapters 1-9. The competition at this level advances up to South East Regionals. This league is open only for middle school quizzers.
Breakdown for the 2017-2018 Season:
League Meet #1 October 21: Mark 1-3, 108 verses
League Meet #2 November 18: Mark 4-5, 84 verses
League Meet #3 January 20: Mark 6-7, 92 verses
League Meet #4 February 24: Mark 8-9, 86 verses
District/State Finals – March 24: Mark 1-9
Regionals – May 19: Mark 1-9

3. Intramural League (6th -12th)– This league is for the teams that have a combination of middle and high school students. They will be studying the same material as in middle school league, which are Mark chapters 1-9.
Breakdown for the 2017-2018 Season:
League Meet #1 October 21: Mark 1-3, 108 verses
League Meet #2 November 18: Mark 4-5, 84 verses
League Meet #3 January 20: Mark 6-7, 92 verses
League Meet #4 February 24: Mark 8-9, 86 verses
District/State Finals – March 24: Mark 1-9

4. Georgia Peach League (6th -12th)– This is the bible quiz for the beginners who wanted to try TBQ. Peach League quizzers will only be quizzing over the book of Mark—a total of only 182 verses! Anyone can study an average of about a verse a day. Not a lot of memorization is required, and only four Saturdays are needed for the quiz meets.
Breakdown for the 2017-2018 Season:
League Meet #1 October 21: Mark 1, 45 verses
League Meet #2 November 18: Mark 5, 43 verses
League Meet #3 January 20: Mark 6, 56 verses
League Meet #4 February 24: Mark 8, 38 verses
There are no review questions for each meet. After Meet 4 the students will have studied and quizzed 4 chapters, totaling 182 verses for the season!

Mark Discipleship Award: This year, BBC is extending this opportunity for the teens to practice the life application skills. This doesn’t involve any quizzing; it is only practicing the Christian living. To accomplish this, students have to complete the following 8 applications by March 2018.
Application # 1 -Read Mark chapters 1-16
Application # 2 – Read the Assemblies of God Position Paper on The Baptism in the Holy Spirit:
http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/Position_Papers/pp_downloads/PP_Baptism_In_the_Holy_Spirit.pdf
Application # 3 – During the 2017-2018 Bible Quiz season spend one day per month (for a minimum of four months) in fasting and prayer. Fasting can be from food or social media, etc. Write a 200 word report on the Biblical spiritual discipline of fasting.
http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/topics/gendoct_04_fasting.cfm
Application # 4 – Read the book Fearless by Assemblies of God General Superintendent Dr. George O. Wood. Must do at least 30 of the devotionals.
https://www.christianbook.com/fearless-georgewood/9781680660067/pd/660067
Application # 5 – Read Assemblies of God Position Paper on Divine Healing.
http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/Position_Papers/pp_downloads/PP_Divine_Healing.pdf
Application # 6 – Bring encouragement by doing something practical (serving meals, cleaning, building, etc.) for at least four hours, for a person or group in your community. After completing this application, send an e-mail to your DBQC describing what you did, how it impacted the recipient and what you learned through this project.
Application # 7 – Read Assemblies of God Position Paper on Abstinence from Alcohol. Write a 200 word report on why you should personally abstain from alcohol.
http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/Position_Papers/pp_downloads/pp_Abstinence_from_Alcohol_08_2016.pdf
Application # 8 – Read the Assemblies of God General Christian Doctrine on “Tithing” at
http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/topics/gendoct_06_tithing.cfm. If you have any income through an allowance, birthday money, job, etc., make it a practice for at least 4 months to tithe. If you started tithing last year, continue this practice and add missions giving and sacrificial giving as one of your spiritual habits for the 2017-2018 BQ season.

Memorization Awards: There are a number of different memory award levels that quizzers can attain.
1.League Memorization Award – Quizzers have to quote one chapter from each league’s portions before that league. Quoting 4 chapters during the season by accomplishing one chapter every league will qualify for this award.
2. National Memorization Award – Quoting each chapter in Mark in one sitting during the season with 4 mistakes or less. Chapters will depend on quizzer’s league level.
3. Master Memorization Award – Quoting the entirety of the Gospel of Mark in one sitting with in 60 minutes with 7 mistakes or less in the entirety of the material.

Study materials can be purchased through https://myhealthychurch.com

If you are interested to volunteer or support this ministry, we offer our warm welcome; please join your hands with us. If you would like to know more about this ministry, please contact atc.bbc@gmail.com.

The main purpose for this ministry is, sowing the Word of God in young minds and competition is the source we use to encourage and motivate the learners. As parents and society, we might not see the fruit immediately but we know that God’s Word will never go void without fulfilling its purpose. With that hope many parents in this ministry are dedicating their time and energy to help their children learn God’s Word in spite of worldly struggles.

Let’s have a fruitful season to inspire the young generation towards the God’s Word! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Don’t miss this great opportunity!
For more details, contact atc.bbc@gmail.com

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18