Camp Gifford to host penultimate battle
Western Territory will hold early Bible Bowl playoff.
By Cari Arias
Young people in all 10 divisions of the Western Territory have delved into the Gospel of John, preparing for this year’s Bible Bowl competition, which culminates in the finals held during Commissioning weekend on June 11.
For the past five years, the Territorial Bible Bowl playoffs have been held during Commissioning weekend in Cerritos, Calif. This year, though, some changes will take place to the battle plan.
For the first time, the Western Territory will be holding a playoff at Camp Gifford (Northwest Division) on May 13-15. Bible Bowl judges from around the territory will assist in rounds Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening will include a time of fun and fellowship. Events will conclude with a worship service on Sunday morning.
The two days of rivalry will decide the top three teams that will go to the finals at Commissioning.
The reason for the change is twofold. Above all, it is to refocus on what Bible Bowl is about: learning God’s Word. Second, participants will experience some relief from the competitive atmosphere of the playoffs, as well as have a better chance to interact with one another.
We look forward to this opportunity to showcase what our teens have studied so hard for, celebrate the Word of God, enjoy fellowship, and together worship the author of the Bible.