What is Bible Drill? Bible Drill is a program that gets children and youth actively involved in learning the Word of God. Participants learn how to look up verses and books of the Bible in an efficient manner. They also learn to memorize scripture. Participants learn to compete in a God honoring way while they learn to hide God's Word in their hearts.
So why Bible Drill?
Who can participate in Bible Drill?
Children in grades 4th-6th, Youth in grades 7th-9th, and High School students in grades 10th-12th in the current church year are eligable to participate. A method of participation can be worked out for children with disabilities to fit the individual's needs. Contact Ashley Stickel for more information.
What are the levels of participation?
Bible Drillers will pass through three and possibly four levels of participation:
Church Drill - Schedule a church drill one or two weeks before the associational drill. A church drill should be conducted at the church before and audience. Children who participate in a church drill and give 12 or more correct responses, youth who score at least 180 points in the church drill, ad high school students who score at least 200 points will be eligible for participation in the associational drill.
Associational Drill - The associational drill is held at the time and place to be set by the association where the church is located. Contact your associational office to find out more information. If your association does not have enough participating churches to hold a drill, your church may attend a drill in a neighboring association. Children who give at least 16 correct answers at the associational drill can participate in the state drill. Youth who have a score of at least 200, and High School students with a score of at least 220 are eligible for the state competition.
State Drill - The state drill is held at a time and place designated by the Bible Teaching/Leadership resource group. Children who give 20 or more correct responses are considered State Winners. Youth and High School students will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place rankings as determined by the scores. An award will be given to the Youth and High School 1st and 2nd place winners. This award varies from year to year. A State Winner in the Youth and High School drills would be a student who earns 270-299 and State Perfect would be a student who earned a score of 300 (without counting bonus points).
National Invitational Tournament - The national drill is held after the state drill at a time and place determined by a group of leaders at the national level. Only the 1st place winners of Youth and High School are eligible to participate at the national drill. Any one winner may only participate at the national level once in a category. If, for some reason, the first place winner is unable to attend the national drill, the 2nd place winner may go in the other's place. However, the 2nd place winner may not participate at the national dril again in that age category. If you would like more details about the National Invitational Tournament, place contact Ashley Stickel.
L-R: Matthew Allen, Kimberly Kubik, Julia Bonifield
Congratulations to Matthew Allen of Reynoldsburg Baptist Church and Julia Bonifield of FBC Kettering for representing Ohio at the National Invitational Tournament in the Youth and High School Bible Drills. And a huge thank you goes to Kimberly Kubik, Bible Drill Leader at FBC Kettering, for attending the National Invitational Tournament as the State Representative.
If you are interested in starting a Bible Drill team, please take the time to download and read the Judge's and Leader's Guide that is attached at the bottom of this page. Any information you will need to get started is in the guide. If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to call or email Ashley Stickel for more information.