Coronavirus Update as of June 17, 2020:
Regional Drills for 2020 that were scheduled for April have been canceled. The children, youth, high school drillers and speakers have worked diligently this year to learn God’s Word. We still want to honor their accomplishments in this way:
Churches will have until Aug. 1, 2020 to have a church drill. Any driller who scores 20 or more at their church drill may be declared a state winner, and this will count toward their three, six or nine-year win in the future. Leaders may then submit the names of any three-year state winners (scoring 20 or more at the church drill and in 6th grade) in order to receive a three-year certificate from the state convention office. Church leaders can register their winners by clicking the Award Registration button below.
• Youth/High School/Speakers:
Leaders will follow the same protocol as the children for three-, six- and nine-year winners (scoring 270 or more at the church drill). The National Invitational Tournament for drillers and speakers has been canceled for 2020. However, North Carolina plans to hold a state finals drill for youth/high school and speakers in 2020 to compete for the opportunity to attend nationals in 2021 in Dallas, Texas, and for the college scholarship.
• State Finals:
After much prayer and consultation, there will be no Bible Drill state finals for 2020. This decision was made to prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants based on current recommendations and guidelines from governmental and health officials. Additionally, many churches were limited or not able to conduct church drills, which are necessary to advance to associational and state drills.
During these uncertain times, be reminded of one of our children’s Bible Drill verses:
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of sound mind.” — 2 Timothy 1:7
To register your 2020 church drill results and any three-, six- and nine-year winners, please click the 2020 Drill Results & Awards button below.
Bible Drill helps students in grades four through 12 increase their knowledge, memorization and application of Scripture. We exist to help you organize Bible Drill in your church.
If your church decides to participate in Bible Drill, please register your church using the buttons below. Please notify your association of your intent. If you participated in Bible Drill last year and do not have any information updates, you do not need to register again. Additional details are outlined below, including information about approved Bibles, scholarship details and events.
In 2020, Bible Drill will be using Green Cycle.
Translations used for 2020 are the King James Version (KJV), Christian Standard Bible (CSB) and the English Standard Version (ESV). Each church must use approved Bibles. The Bible version choice must be made before Bible Drill training begins.
Purchase these approved Bibles at the links provided below or by searching for the ISBN numbers provided.
- KJV Drill Bible 2014
ISBN10: 158640945X or ISBN13: 9781586409456
- CSB Drill Bible 2017
ISBN10: 1433644339 or ISBN13: 9781433644337
- ESV Drill Bible 2010
(Only the black cover is approved)
ISBN10: 1433522047 or ISBN13: 9781433522048
- ESV Pew Bible
(Only the black cover is approved)
ISBN10: 1433563436 or ISBN13: 9781433563430
In order for a student to proceed to the final state drills and qualify for scholarship and state title, the student must be from a participating N.C. Baptist church. A student may win the scholarship only once, even if they are the finalist winner in another division of the YBD/HSBD/or YST in a later year.
2020 Schedule of Events
April 18, 2020: CANCELED
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Hudson, N.C.
Berea Baptist Church, Pembroke, N.C.
April 25, 2020: CANCELED
Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, Thomasville, N.C.
Flint Hill Baptist Church, Shelby, N.C.
Date & Location TBD
June 18 -19, 2020: CANCELED
Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel
Dallas Baptist University
For more information about Nationals, click here.
“I have treasured your word in my heart so that I may not sin against you.”
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