- 2019 Material
Availability dates and places.
1) 2019 verse listings for all divisions will be available on our website (www.bqpowers.com) on 7/21/18, at the start of Junior National Finals in Branson.
3) Our website www.bqpowers.com is OPEN and ACCEPTING ORDER for 2019 Materials. Orders will begin shipping in the order received on August 6th, once we have returned from Springfield.
4) All materials except full year quiz sets are available NOW. This includes the complete Richardson music CD sets, and Chart/Study packages, which are usually not available until later.
There are NO MAJOR price increases planned for our “products” in 2019. The New Coaches Package price will increase from $50.00 to $60.00 due to the additional items needed for Bible Doctrine. The “materials packages” will no longer be available because of the very low sales volumes, and the associated “discounts” (less than $10.00) will be discontinued as well. There is a “MAJOR” increase in the cost of shipping for 2019. See the following topic.
Shipping Price Increase: (VERY IMPORTANT, please read).
Since we started in 2000 we have offered $5.00 media, and $10.00 priority shipping. Over the past 20 years our costs have increased dramatically (more than double what we paid in 2000, and in many cases more than that). Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer the $5.00 and $10.00 shipping.
Our choices were to increase product pricing to cover the shipping costs or begin charging the actual cost of shipping for our products. In the future, the shipping amount charged will be the ACTUAL COST of shipping plus a $3.50 processing and handling fee. USPS Media Mail, USPS Parcel Select, USPS Priority Mail, and FedEx Ground shipping options will be available. At the time of your order you will be shown the cost and estimated delivery time for your order, and you can select the one that best matches your cost and delivery needs.
The determining factors of your cost will be weight of your shipment, distance from our shipping location in the Dallas, TX area, and how quickly you want the order. For small/indivdual orders the increase will be small, but for large/team orders needing to go a great distance (like Oregon or Maine) via Priority Mail or FedEx the cost increase will be significant.
To save on shipping, we recommend purchasing your materials at General Conference in Louisville, KY. If you are unable to attend, or need your materials before then (late September), place your order at least two weeks before you need it. That way your order can be shipped via USPS Media Mail which is the lowest cost shipping method but can take 7 to 10 days to arrive. Priority mail and FedEx shipments will experience the largest increase in cost.
SAVE BY ORDERING EARLY or at an event. Another "cost saving tip" is to combine your order from others in your church. An order for a single item incurs the same $3.50 handling charge as an order for multiple items. Also, shipping a heavy box is more cost effective than shipping a light weight box.
Tips for learning by Bible Doctrine Section (“Study” vs “Alpha” sequence).
In 2019 Quizzers will be learning in Doctrine Section order, NOT by Bible verse order. A Bible Doctrine Section contains random verses from across the Bible that support the Doctrine topic. For example here are the verses for Topics Senior Quizzing 1A – 1C:
1A – God Himself is the Author of the Bible. It is the Word of God. ----------------------------------
Exodus 24:12, Deuteronomy 6:6 – 9, Psalms 19:7 – 10, Hebrews 4:12
1B – Men wrote the words of the Bible as they were divinely inspired by God. ------------------
Exodus 34:27, Deuteronomy 27:3, Joshua 24:26, 1 Samuel 10:25, Isaiah 30:8, Jeremiah 30:1 – 2, Luke 1:1 – 3, 2 Timothy 3:16 – 17. Hebrews 1:1, 2 Peter 1:20 – 21
1C – The Bible is without error. It is the word of salvation and will be true and useful forever.-
Psalms 12:6, Psalms 19:8, Psalms 119:9, Psalms 119:89, Psalms 119:105, Psalms 119:130, Proverbs 30:5, Isaiah 40:8, Luke 21:33, John 15:3, John 17:17, John 20:30 – 31, Romans 1:16, Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 10:11, Hebrews 4:12, 1 Peter 1:25, 2 Peter 1:19
First, notice that for Senior Quizzers there are repeated verses. Psalms 19:8 and Hebrews 4:12 from section 1A are repeated in section 1C. In section 1c these verses are in a light gray font, which means the verses have already occurred and therefore learned by the quizzer. There are 540 unique verses for Senior Experienced quizzers and 427 unique verses for Senior Intermediate Quizzers. The Junior division verses of study DOES NOT contain repeated verses. There are 281 verses for the Junior division and 176 verses for the Beginner division.
Because the Quizzers are learning by Doctine Section, our 2019 materials will be provided in “study” order (Doctrine Section order). This “study” sequence, while essential for Quizzers, can be a challenge for coaches and parents to quickly find a verse. For instance, Acts 2:38 doesn’t appear until Section 3G, and is also found in Sections 3H, 3H1, 3I (for Seniors). To quickly find Acts 2:38 you would need to know which Section to look in. In order to make verses easier to find for 2019 we are providing an “Alpha” Bible book, chapter, verse sequence for coaches and parents. This puts the verses of study in book, chapter, verse order, with the books of the Bible in alphabetical order (Acts thru Zephaniah), NOT Bible order. This has the advantages of putting the Book of Acts (contains the most verses of study) first, and making it easier for those that are unable to recall the books of the Bible in biblical sequence quickly.
For 2019, each of our Color-Coded Page sets and Pocket Verses will be available in “study” (indicated with an “s” suffix) and “alpha” (indicated with an “a” suffix) sequence. In summary, “Study is for Quizzers” and “Alpha is for Coaches/Parents”.
For 2019, questions will still be asked using the reference (either stated or inferred), and will NOT be asked by Bible Doctrine section. Therefore, a Quizzer may also benefit from the “alpha” sequence, as it groups all the verses from a book/chapter together and also gives them a different way to quote their verses as their learning progresses.
Please keep this information in mind when ordering your 2019 materials.