Atlanta Tamil Church

2018-2019 BBC Season Packet (July 2018 – June 2019)

“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, and 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, 2018. 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: PEEWEE BIBLE QUIZ (PBQ)
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 competitions. The club members will be assigned to a team of 2 – 4 quizzers. They will be competing as a team in the 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 29,2018; Questions to study: #217-288
League 2 – November 3,2018; Questions to study: #145-216
League 3 – January 5,2019; Questions to study: #73-144
League 4 – February 2,2019; Questions to study: #1-72

For Children who are in 1st-6th Grade: JUNIOR BIBLE QUIZ (JBQ)

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 29, 2018; Questions to study: #217-288, #433-480, #553-576
League 2 – November 3, 2018; Questions to study: #145-216, #385-432, #529-552
League 3 – January 5, 2019; Questions to study: #73-144, #337-384, #504-528
League 4 – February 2, 2019; Questions to study: #1-72, #289-336, #481-504
Each meet encompasses all previous meet questions. State Finals on March 2, 2019 covers all questions.
Regionals will be on May 3-4, 2019 at Montgomery, AL, covering all questions.
National Festival will be from June 6-8, 2019 at Tucson, AZ, coving all questions.

B Division (Junior Bible Quiz-JBQ-B) :– Will be open to new quizzers of any grade, but for returning quizzers it is for only grades 1-3 with one year of 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 29, 2018; Questions to study: #217-288, #433-480
League 2 – November 3, 2018; Questions to study: #145-216, #385-432
League 3 – January 5, 2019; Questions to study: #73-144, #337-384
League 4 – February 2, 2019; Questions to study: #1-72, #289-336
Each meet encompasses all previous meet questions. State Finals on March 2, 2019 and 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 1, 2019.
(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, you have to complete the following achievements by February 19,2019. ($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.
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.
*Bible Excellence: Quizzers must correctly answer at least 571 randomly selected questions from the 576 Bible Fact-Pak questions.

For Students who are in 6th -12th Grade: TEEN BIBLE QUIZ (TBQ)
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 1 and 2 Corinthians. 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 1 and 2 Corinthians during the season. The competition at this level is intense and this level advances up to the national finals.
Breakdown for the 2018-2019 Season:
League Meet #1 October : 1 Corinthians 1-9, 204 verses
League Meet #2 November : 1 Corinthians 10-14, 151 verses
League Meet #3 January : 1 Corinthians 15-2 Corinthians 3, 141 verses
League Meet #4 February : 2 Corinthians 4-13, 198 verses
District Finals – March : 1 & 2 Corinthians, 694 verses
Regionals – May : 1 & 2 Corinthians, 694 verses
Nationals – July 2019 in Minneapolis

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 1 Corinthians chapters 1-8 & 10-15. The competition at this level advances up to South East Regionals. (Middle School Students Only)
Breakdown for the 2018-2019 Season:
League Meet #1 October: 1 Corinthians 1-6, 124 verses
League Meet #2 November: 1 Corinthians 7,8,10, 84 verses
League Meet #3 January: 1 Corinthians 11-13, 78 verses
League Meet #4 February : 1 Corinthians 14-15, 98 verses
District/State Finals – March: 1 Corinthians 1-8, 10-15, 386 verses
Regionals – May: 1 Corinthians 1-9, 204 verses

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 1 Corinthians chapters 1-8 & 10-15.
Breakdown for the 2018-2019 Season:
League Meet #1 October: 1 Corinthians 1-6, 124 verses
League Meet #2 November: 1 Corinthians 7,8,10, 84 verses
League Meet #3 January: 1 Corinthians 11-13, 78 verses
League Meet #4 February : 1 Corinthians 14-15, 98 verses
District/State Finals – March: 1 Corinthians 1-8, 10-15, 386 verses
Regionals – May: 1 Corinthians 1-9, 204 verses

4. Georgia Peach League (4th -12th)– This is the bible quiz for the beginners who wanted to try TBQ. Peach League quizzers will be quizzing over several chapters of I Corinthians—a total of only 158 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 2018-2019 Season:
League Meet #1 October: 1 Corinthians 1-2 , 47 verses
League Meet #2 November: 1 Corinthians 7, 40 verses
League Meet #3 January: 1 Corinthians 11(verses 17-34) & Chapter 13, 31 verses
League Meet #4 February : 1 Corinthians 14, 40 verses
There are no review questions for each meet. After Meet 4 the students will have studied and
quizzed parts or whole of six chapters, totaling 158 verses for the 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 1 & 2 Corinthians 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 1 & 2 Corinthians 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 to you; 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. 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 passionately 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