More than 750 participants gathered at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, for Q2012 - a week of quizzing competitions, worship services, ministry projects, fellowship, training seminars, and award presentations.
Q2012 encourages quizzers to live by faith
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Bourbonnais, Illinois
More than 750 participants gathered at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, for a week of quizzing competitions, worship services, ministry projects, fellowship, training seminars, and Timothy Award presentations.

Q2012 — Living by Faith — took place from July 2 to 5. During the week, quizzers and coaches representing 151 teams from across the USA/Canada Region, with guest teams from Papua New Guinea and Antigua, celebrated hours of study of the books of Hebrews and 1 and 2 Peter during this past quizzing season. In addition, intergenerational quizzing took place and as many adults formed teams to compete in the Decades Quizzing Competition.

Speakers during the event included Rudy Prescod, Mesoamerica regional Nazarene Youth International president; Mark Holcomb, global NYI president; and Gary Hartke, global NYI director. The Olivet ministry team All Things New led worship times. Students, coaches, parents, officials, and volunteers were challenged to surrender their lives to God in order to live their faith with passion.

Participants also had the opportunity to make an impact on other people's lives through three special offerings. The first offering raised support for the Global Bible Quizzing Ministry with focus in South America. The second supported the Light House Pantry – a ministry of Kankakee, Illinois, Church of the Nazarene, which assisted with ministry projects earlier in the week. The third will help children not currently sponsored through the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Child Sponsorship project. The combined total raised was US$3,225.

Q2012 was the 13th national quizzing event to be held on a Nazarene college campus. The event is produced every two years. The host campus for the 2014 competition has yet to be announced.

“It is exciting to witness the impression the colleges have made on their future students,” Q2012 coordinator Bill Horning said. “The future of Bible quizzing holds the promise of great experiences and more life-changing events as people anticipate God-given results when each person lives by faith.” 

Note: Competition statistics are available at www.q2012.org. For a larger photo, click here.
--Nazarene Youth International
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