Kelly heads-up a national network of leaders who work with children, tweens, teens and young adults. He has over 20 years of experience pastoring multi-generations. The Fellows family is committed to leading a generation to discover and become exactly who God has created, called and commissioned them to be.
He has worked with teens for more than 40 years, serving as youth pastor at one church for 22 years. A popular and enthusiastic speaker with a love for teenagers and parents, he has spoken to audiences in 48 states and 11 foreign countries so far. He has written over articles in national magazines and has authored more than a dozen books.
Les and his wife Gretchen live in Rocklin, California and have two grown sons. Leslie Snyder has been working with youth and families for the last 17 years in various roles including school districts, church ministry, and national youth ministry leadership. She has most recently served on staff with Youthfront as the founder and director of theYouthfront Parent Network. She has led numerous parenting seminars, youth worker trainings, and helped many youth ministries redesign their own ministry with parents. She currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband and three children but will soon be making a move to the great state of Washington.
He and his wife Susan live in Nashville and have three grown children and two grandchildren. Marv is a dad who has seen three of his own children through their teen years. He and his wife Lois direct Youth Specialties Canada, oversee the Canadian Center for Excellence in Youth Ministry, and All About Youth — an organization committed to providing resources and encouragement to people who influence teens — especially parents.
Their home church is The Following, where they are earnestly learning what it means to be apprentices of the Master. Megan is all about going to the deep end of the pool. Tim is a family coach and speaker who has been involved in youth and family work for more than 25 years. Tim and his wife Suzanne live in Newbury Park, California and have two young adult daughters.
Troy has served the local church for over 27 years as a pastor and a trainer. He also taught youth ministry on the faculty and staff at Liberty University for six years. He has a passion to train leaders for global youth ministry, strengthen marriages, and equip parents to raise kids that love God and serve His mission. He continues to serve local church ministries by speaking, training, and consulting in youth and family ministry. Troy is actively involved in developing formal youth ministry at seminaries in Mexico, Ukraine, Nepal, and Indonesia where he has taught as a guest professor.
He has a Ph. He and his wife Karla live in Forest, VA with their two daughters…one is high school and one in college.
Veronica is a bilingual, multicultural communicator. Veronica and her family live in Tijuana Mexico. Wayne is the founder and director of Understanding Your Teenager seminars. He is also the co founder of Youth Specialties and a pretty good banjo player. He and his wife Marci live in Lakeside, California and have three grown children.
Subscribe to our Newsletters Stay in touch with HomeWord to hear about upcoming events, special offers, and more! Remember quizzing is more than just a competition. The ultimate goal of quizzing is to draw teens closer to Jesus Christ. Officials of a Quiz. Through his question asking and judging, he controls the time each quiz uses.
A good quizmaster can finish a quiz in less than 30 minutes. Judging the answers of all teams fairly and equally, use the same amount of strictness.
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Reading all questions at the same rate of speed and stopping at the same point every time a jump occurs. A quizmaster needs to be familiar with the material so that he can quickly make an informed decision. The quizmaster can become familiar by reading through the material a few times the week before the quiz. Reading clearly and loudly enough for all to hear. The longer it takes you to reach a decision, the more uncertain you look, so never take longer than 1 minute to make your decision. Performance of Duties. Begin each question by identifying the type of question, the question number, the word question, and then reading the question.
Question number 3. Recognize them and ask them to finish the question if it is unfinished. A quizzer must give you a question if told to do so and give an answer. As long as a question is given and the major points are covered, the quizzer should be counted correct. If the question or answer is incorrect, give the full question to the corresponding chair. Reverse the decision when:. Ensure the rules are followed in every situation to prepare quizzers for future competition. Call fouls, errors, etc. Must keep close track of who answered, how many have answered per team, etc.
Must know all scoring rules to keep accurate, up-to-date score. Be consistent in starting time for answering. Be aware of jumping and time-outs being called. Content Judge. Foul Judge. Do not interrupt quizzer in middle of their answer. Wait until answer is done or between questions. Other Workers at a Quiz. Statistics Team. Must be able to perform duties quickly. At a large tournament, many score sheets are coming in every 25 minutes. Must be able to enter and manipulate data. Must be able to accurately double check all score sheets.
Must be able to many things at the same time. Coaches Are Officials. At Practices. At Tournaments. Recruiting Officials. To explain to others how to be an official to help out at tournaments and practices. Basic Rules of Quizzing. The Basics of a Quiz. Questions are asked by a quizmaster.
Jump when you want to answer the question preferably at the key word. Seats determine who is the first to jump. You have 30 seconds to finish question if necessary and give an answer. If you error, the same question goes to the quizzer in the same chair on the other team s. Composition of Quiz Sets. Types of Questions.
Each set has 11 general knowledge questions, 1 book and chapter or situation narratives , 4 reference according to , 1 Finish, 1 Reference, 1 Quote, and 1 Context. Individual ties broken using 5 question quiz off. Positive Scores. Negative Scores pts. Memory Verses must be verbatim word for word; no retries.
Multiple questions should be given as q, q, q, a, a, a unless the quizzer is specific about what answer is for what question. The quizmaster must be clear on the question and answer. A quoted verse cannot be accepted as an answer unless the quizzer places extra emphasis on the part that is the answer unless the question is a memory verse.
If the quizmaster cannot hear the answer then the answer may be incorrect. A quizmaster is not required to replay a recording of any answer. Age Restrictions. Regions may vary as to age restrictions. A local church determines initial eligibility. Non Nazarene churches may participate depending upon district and region NYI policy. Specific circumstances may alter the above.
Recent Changes. A quizmaster not informing the quizzer who has been recognized as obtaining the jump that the question is complete finished, etc is no longer grounds for an appeal or challenge. The quizzer, within the 30 second time limit, may ask the quizmaster is the question has been completed. Commitment — Most important. To God. Many times you will see others who are discouraged and something you learned in quizzing may help them.
Be bold enough to share what you know with others. To the Team — Do your part to make the team successful. Congratulate each other for doing your best. To Yourself. It will make you more successful at quizzes. Organizational Approach To Studying. Select a specified amount of time that you will study each day. Pick a time each day to study. Organize how you will study. Where to Start. Explain uniques doubles, triples. Importance of keywords. When to Underline. Before starting your study plan, you must first underline the chapters you are studying.
Get out keywords and underline at least uniques. More if time allows. Study Methods. Straight Reading. Reading straight through, concentrating on the phrases and keywords. Cassette Reading.
Reading straight through while listening to the cassette recording of the chapter. Hearing the words helps reinforce what you read. Double or Triple Repetition Method. Saying the verse over and over until the verse is memorized. Once enough material is covered, repeat, beginning with the first chapter through many chapers for the next tournament.
Before beginning material for the next tournament review the previous chapters. Review the previous material when new material is mastered. Speed quoted, outloud, can confirm memorization. Easier to memorize if the material is understood. Break verse into phrases, if appropriate. Use idex cards with verse on 1 side and reference on other. Hand out Grid Outline. Show how to fill it out. Explain that these can be used for different things, e.
Hand out outline. Fill it out. Keyword Flash Cards. Why Do You Make Them? Helps you learn keywords and their phrases. Using Matthew 3, write unique keywords on one side. Write associated phrase on reverse. Using Question Book I. Question Asking. Have someone else ask you the questions. Record questions and answer on tape, play back tape and press stop when you want to jump.
Writing Questions. Why Should You Write Questions? Helps You Prejump Questions By :. Helps You Learn Material. How Do you Write a Question? Look for the answer first. Write a question for the answer you selected.
How many questions do I write? Reviewing Old Material. Why Review Old Material? Need to periodically review it to keep whole book in perspective. Helps you see similarities and differences between passages. We quiz on old material so you need a systematic approach. Review last 3 verses, then chapers; last 5, last 7. Keep entries in a handbook. How To Review. Read the material through. Review keyword cards. Review memory verses using flash cards.
Review your written questions. Look at every fifth question in yellow book or blue book. Use your flash cards on the way to and from school, at lunch, in the bathroom, whenever and wherever you have a few minutes to do some of them! When Do People Jump? When You Know It. When you know the question and answer. This method is very slow. It will be difficult to be successful in quizzing if you only jump when you know it.
This method is when you are taking a small chance that you will be able to figure it out. Also very slow. You will still not be very successful in quizzing if you are jumping with this method. When You Anticipate the Keyword — Also known as prejumping. Define Prejump — Jumping before you know what the question is. What Is The Question Keyword? Generally it will be the verb in the question. Analyze Question Structure — Listen to the question and try to guess when the keyword is coming and jump at that point before you hear the keyword.
This is the fastest way of jumping. When Your Coach Tells You. Sometimes your coach will tell you to jump on the third word of the question or maybe the first word! How to Jump. Basics of Jumping. Center of balance as far forward as possible, you want the minimum movement possible to turn on light, etc. Positioning yourself for minimum movement. No moving after getting set. Jump Practice.
Get everyone on the seats. If you have too many, divide them into 2 groups to take turns. Let them try jumping on their own to find a style that suits them. Evaluate each person and offer suggestions on how to improve their jump. Let them see their light on the quiz box. It will help them get a better feel on how to jump. Ask Practice Questions — Make it like a quiz practice. What Are Memory Verses? Verses that have special meaning.
Verses that are well known. Important to know them because there are 3 memory questions every round. Memory Prejumps. What are they? Why learn them? Mark Memory Verses — Make them do this step. Underline Prejumps in black. This will help you learn the prejumps as you learn the verse. Memorization Techniques. Repetition Method. Phrase Method. Specific portions of a verse that flow together.
Could be at end of a sentence or semi-colon, colon, etc. After learning your verses for the day…. Write the verse from memory on a flash card. Highlight or underline the prejump on the card. Write the reference on other side. Be sure to check your flash card against the Scripture portion! Fouls new rules. Types and numbers of questions in a quiz. Challenges issued for an error in judgement committed by quizmaster. Appeals issued for an error in procedure by quizmaster or others. Give questions and answer.
Ask how they would rule and why. Make someone else take opposing view. Questions to Ask. How far is Jerusalme from the hill called the Mount of Olives? Are answers given from footnotes okay? Of whose resurrection did David speak?
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Why should this or should not be wrong. Ethics in Quizzing. Is it right to:. Appeal on a technicality. Challenging when quiz is locked up. Challenging when you are obviously better than the other team. What do you do when:. Burning a Question. What is the difference between burning and being aggressive.
Main ingredient is attitude and the history of that quizze r. Introduction to Quizzing Flash Cards to use as rulers cheap alternative to rulers ,. Study A Flash Cards red , Outlines, Scripture Portion. Study B Jump Seats, Practice Question Book. Shopping List. Material to be covered is Chap 1 — 2.
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For 1st year quizzers, go over the lesson plan as outlined. You may want to ask some oral questions afterward to ensure they got it. For 2nd year quizzers, treat the lesson plan as a review of material they already know. They are not allowed to leave the area until certain standards are met as outlined below. Intro — mark keywords for Ch , Test. Fill out grid and topical outlines. If time allows, make them do keyword flash cards for chapter uniques. Study II — Write 1 question for every three verses, Test.
Memory — Have them fill out memory cards on all verses. Have Group A learn two verses, Group B learn 4 verses. Test them. Assign different verses to Groups A and B. Make sure you cover everything that is on the test. Look over it first to be sure. Try to do the following:. Try to initiate a discussion. Use the veterans in your group. Use question and answer sessions to make sure they understand what you have said.
The Bible Quiz program intends to reach this goal through a tactic that is divided in these different areas: An avenue of meaningful Bible study for youth to attain to a deep and intimate knowledge of Scripture. A means of increasing fellowship and interaction among youth internationally. An integral part of the outreach and discipleship aspects of local church youth ministry. A medium for the training and mentoring of youth leadership worldwide A catalyst for encouraging active participation in ministry and mission projects.
A bridge between youth from different world regions. An arena for exciting Christian competition. How to talk with teens 1. Promote Quizzing Among Teens 1. Talk to as Many Teens as Possible 2. Explain the Quiz Cycle For every year, there is a book or books from the New Testament that is used as a resource material for the questions of the competition.
Organize 1. Commit and Follow Through 1. Fund raisers 1. Suggest the whole NYI run a fund-raiser with part of the proceeds marked for the quiz program 2. Parent Sponsorship. Church Sponsorship. Study Methods 1. Straight Reading — least effective 2. Triple Repetition — most effective 3. Double Repetition B. Outlines 1. Grid Outline 2. Topical Outline C. Keywords 3. Importance of Keywords — enables them to make faster jumps 4. Study commentaries 2.
Study explanations 3. Study questions 4. Memory verses for the year 5. Memory verse prejumps E. Using YouthQuiz. Copy of the scripture being used 5. Memory verses for the year 6. Memory verse prejumps 7. Key words 8. Individual competition against other quizzers around the USA 9. Writing Questions 1. Use them at practices along with the blue books G.