NM State Bible Drill & Speakers Tournament
Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Start time 9:00am
Location BCNM Building
The 2020 Bible drill will use the Cycle 3, Green edition with the CSB Bible
It is time for another year of Bible Drill. If you plan to have Bible Drill or are considering having Bible Drill at your church, the following information will be helpful to you. Bible Drill is a great program that can help children instill God’s Word in their heart as they learn Bible skills and memorize Bible verses. We have resources available for you to do Bible Drill which we will send at your request.
Children’s Bible Drill is for those children who are in grades 3rd-6th. First and Second graders might want to participate in your Bible Drill meetings but cannot participate in the State Bible Drill Competition. This year’s verse cards for 2020 Bible Drill Competition are in the green cycle. Every participant should have a card to study from. These cards may be obtained through our office for free or the Lifeway.com website. Some resources you may want to look into to have a Bible Drill program at your church:
Bible Skills, Drills and Thrills Curriculum, available from Lifeway, including Leader Guides and Activity Books
Bible Drill Competition Guide available from Lifeway
Make sure every child has the CSB (not HCSB) version of the Bible. Here’s a link: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/csb-drill-bible-gray-leathertouch-over-board-P005787337
Bible Drill Leaders and Judges Guide and sample score sheets are available from our office. Past year’s written competitions are available if you’d like to see how the Drill was conducted last year and to use in writing your own church drills.
If you want to participate in the State Bible Drill Competition, you must submit a written list of names of children participating to Krista Peterson by April 20th, 2020. Children should receive a 16 or higher score in a church or associational drill in order to participate in the State Competition.
Youth Bible Drill is for those youth in grades 7th-9th. This year, the 2020 youth Bible Drill Competition will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 and youth will be in the cycle 3 edition with the CSB Bible. The Leader’s Guide for Youth Bible Drill is available on your request from our office.
If your teenager is interested in attending any Baptist College, most Baptist Colleges offer scholarships to those who place in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the State Youth Speakers Tournament up to $1000 per semester. The tournament is for 10th – 12th graders and will also take place on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020. Contact our office to receive the guidelines and list of topics for the ‘2020 Speakers Tournament’.