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Steps to Building a JBQ Budget

JBQ should be an integral part of the children’s ministry of your church. When you and your leadership are on the same page, there is mutual support in your ministries. This includes financial support from the pastor and the church for JBQ. It’s important to communicate with your pastor. Be sure your leadership is aware of your vision and aspirations for JBQ, and be specific in sharing your plans with your pastor so he can demonstrate support. An uninformed pastor cannot possibly support you with time or money.


My Calling Reconfirmed

The AG Kidmin 17 conference reconfirmed my call as a children’s pastor, and encouraged me that if God were to bring me back to a church, I did have the tools and knowledge to pastor the kids He put before me.


Get the BIG POINT Across Using JBQ Fact Pak

Gone are the days where kids can be expected to remember a three-point sermon. Most children (and adults) need one big point to walk away with. One of the things that has worked wonders in our kids’ church is combining the big point with the JBQ Bible Fact Pak.


Tragedy to Triumph

When the Guardians of the Gospel, the Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) team from First at Firewheel church in Garland, Texas, won the 32nd national JBQ championship held June 8-10 at Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, Texas, it may have very well marked the “comeback” story of the year.


How Will You Handle the Hot Seat?

It’s game time—match on the line. Are you ready? Your actions and reactions during a JBQ quiz match will determine the stability of your quizzers and their ability to quiz under pressure. Just as water flows from a sponge that is being squeezed, your true character will be exposed in the crucible of competition. How can you prepare your mind and your spirit for those pressure situations? Here are a few tips I’ve found to be helpful.


JBQ: Balancing Competition and Discipleship

How do you balance the desire to win with the spirit of discipleship? Quite simply. It boils down to being aware of this tension and proactively choosing to address this reality. This article applies four key principles that can help you in walking this tightrope