Much like college athletic coaches who go to high school campuses and personally invite graduates to join their program, I have found success doing something very similar: I recruit at our final Children’s Quiz each year.
Years ago, our Children’s Quiz Director gave me permission to make a 10-minute presentation about Youth Bible Quizzing while she tallied the scores before their awards presentation. To honor that time allotment, I invited the Blue Level quizzers to participate in a 10-question Youth Bible Quiz match using questions made from their study material. It was a hit and the kids were asking for more! The next year, the Quiz Director gave me more time not only to play a full game, but to make an elevator pitch about Youth Quizzing to the parents and church leaders in the room.
This year (last Saturday, in fact), in addition to the elevator pitch and the quiz demo, I decided that an information booth positioned along a wall of the quiz room for the three hours of the event might generate a lot of interest.