Bible Quizzing to Invade Campus

More than 150 students will be quizzed on the Bible for a chance to win $10,000 in scholarships at Bethel College this weekend. It’s all a part of the Missionary Church Quiz International Finals to be held in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center at Bethel College. The event goes from July 8 – 10.

The young bible quiz competitors have been memorizing and studying the books of I and II Corinthians for nearly a year. Two divisions will be set up to test the quizzers who range in ages from 12-20 years old. There will be teams in the “Experienced” category and the “Less Experienced” category. There are five divisions represented in the Midwest and Canada: Central, East Central, North Central, Michigan and Canada. Each quiz round is set up with two teams of four who will compete against each other trying to answer the most questions correctly. There are 20 questions in a round.

The Bethel College scholarship is named in honor of Tom Schindler, one of the best known quiz masters, in recognition of his many valuable contributions and years of service to Bible quizzing. The Missionary Church has participated in Bible quiz since 1969. Bethel College has hosted the event for more than 10 years.


International Quizzing Finals

Team Awards – awarded to each individual team member

Division 1/Advanced First Place $2,500 renewable (four-year total - $10,000) Second Place $1,500 renewable (four-year total - $ 6,000) Third Place $1,000 renewable (four-year total - $ 4,000) Fourth Place $750 renewable (four-year total - $ 3,000) Division 2/Rookie First Place $1,000 renewable (four-year total - $4,000) Second Place $750 renewable (four-year total - $3,000) Third Place $500 renewable (four-year total - $2,000) Fourth Place $500 renewable (four-year total - $2,000) Individual Awards Most Valuable $2,500 renewable (four-year total - $10,000) One–on–One $1,500 renewable (four-year total - $6,000) Quote Off $1,500 renewable (four-year total - $6,000)

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.

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