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North Texas District JBQ

North Texas JBQ

Junior Bible Quiz

Junior Bible Quiz

Circle of the Sword (Officials)

Circle of the Sword

Officials set the tone and keep the order of each Junior Bible Quiz match. Well-trained and godly officials can help make a difficult situation much easier. For this reason, the North Texas District wishes to recognize and honor officials who have taken up the quest to become members of "The Circle of the Sword".

We want to appropriately recognize those teens and adults who have worked hard to become a JBQ official, and who have taken on the task of earning their Seals through the study of the JBQ Fact-Pact questions and answers. Many times we find that while studying with our children, we too are learning the questions. This program gives us an opportunity to recognize those adults and teens who earn their Seals by learning the questions and successfully passing the appropriate officials' tests. Each level of accomplishment will be recognized at the Area level and again at the District level.

As you complete any of these levels, please fill out the candidate application form to send that information to JP and Deviney Brown, who are in charge of our Circle of the Sword membership.

Candidate  Application

Evaluation Form

Printable Form to use during evaluation match

List of Sword Members

Here are the requirements for each level:

Level One:
Discoverer of the Sword

  • Official passes all parts of the online Kentucky test with a score of at least 70%
  • Earns Discoverer Seal
  • Participates in at least 2 meets during the season as an official or coach

Level Two:
Searcher of the Sword

  • Official earns 80% on all parts of the online Kentucky test (taken in the current year)
  • Earns Searcher Seal
  • Participates in at least 3 meets during the season as an official or coach

Level Three:
Achiever of the Sword

  • This is the highest level a former JBQ Master Seal Quizzer under age 16 can achieve. After age 16, Master of the Sword level may be awarded.
  • Official earns 90% on all parts of the online Kentucky test (taken in the current year)
  • Earns Achiever Seal
  • Participates in at least 3 meets during the season as an official or coach

Level Four:
Master of the Sword

  • Official must be age 18 or above (age 16 if former JBQ quizzer.)
  • Official earns 100% on all parts of the online Kentucky test (taken in the current year)
  • Earns Bible Master Seal
  • Passes live evaluation by an Area or District coordinator during a quiz match to evaluate his/her performance.

Success allows the official to be one of the ELITE members of The Circle of the Sword! Recognition will be made at Area and District events.

List of Sword Members

We appreciate all of you who give so much of yourselves to assure the success of your local JBQ program, a program that helps to provide the foundation of the Word in the lives of our children.


9th Annual Snow Bowl

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Saturday, December 1
First at Firewheel Church
Garland, TX

The 2018 Snow Bowl promises to be a great tournament for Advanced-level Junior Bible Quiz teams.  Any Texas team may join us for the stiff competition and the wonderful fellowship that always takes place at the Snow Bowl.  Get your teams thinking about progressing through post-season play so they don't lose their momentum over Christmas break.

Registration deadline: Nov. 25, 2018

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