What is CMQ


Quizzing is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and Canadian Midwest Quizzing comes under the authority of the Canadian Midwest District of the C&MA.

Canadian Midwest Quizzing is a non-profit organization with charitable status recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency. It is governed according to the Canadian Midwest Quizzing Constitution.


The vision is “to assist teens to connect with God in a deeper way by experiencing Him and expanding His Kingdom”


“The mission of quizzing is to see visible evidence of the application of God’s Word in the lifestyle of each participant.”


Canadian Midwest Quizzing (CMQ) is a Bible memorization program developed for teens in Grade 7 to Grade 12 (click here for CMQ eligibility policy). Through weekly practices run by adult volunteer coaches in their home church, teens systematically study and memorize books from the New Testament.

CMQ prepares a schedule of material to be studied weekly by each local group. The study material is taken from the New International Version (NIV 2011).

CMQ also schedules and runs several weekend tournaments during the school year when teens and adults gather as teams from across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northern Ontario to compete on the verses they have memorized. In addition to the competitive aspect of these tournaments, the weekend events include social activities and worship services. Meals for the weekend are included in the registration cost and lodging is provided by volunteer billets from the host homes (screened according to CMQ’s Plan to Protect policy).

In organizing these events, CMQ desires to provide a weekend “retreat” experience for both participants and volunteers, allowing them to connect with others in the family of God as well as facilitate opportunities for spiritual refreshment.

Each year quizzers can apply/qualify for other invitational tournaments featuring quizzers from other districts.

The CMQ executive committee meets during the year to discuss organizational matters. The executive committee appoints sub-committee members to assist in the running of quiz meets. Go to CMQ committees for a list of committee members.

Beyond our borders

CMQ also desires to go beyond itself in reaching the world with the powerful gospel of Christ found within the pages of the Bible. To accomplish this, CMQ develops partnerships with overseas projects and approves special projects each year. Through prayer and financial support, and the sending of short-term teams, CMQ desires to build God’s kingdom by building up quizzing programs outside of Canada.

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