Bible Drill is a Southern Baptist Convention program involving older children, youth, and high school students in systematic memorization and location of certain Scriptures. The Speakers Tournament provides opportunities for high school students to write and deliver a 4-6-minute biblical speech on provided topics.

SBC chuches are welcome to participate in the regional and state finals competitions provided by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention through Cooperative Program giving.


SBTC 2020 Bible Drill/Speakers Tournament Calendar 

April 17-18

Southwestern Baptist 
Theological Seminary
2001 W. Seminary Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76115



May 16

SBTC State Finals
4500 State Highway 360
Grapevine, TX 76051
817.552.2500
April 24-25

Spring Baptist Church
633 East Louetta Road
Spring, TX 77373
281.353.5448



May 1-2

First Baptist Church
709 N Lee Avenue
Odessa, TX  79761
432.337.1524



*SPONSORS will receive an email on Tuesday, May 5 to let them know if their participants will advance to the SBTC State Finals on May 16.

**PLEASE NOTE: The regional tournament is the final competition for children. However, Youth and High School Drillers, along with Speakers, have an opportunity to advance to the SBTC State Finals following the regional tournaments.


Approved Drill Bibles

King James Version
Christian Standard Bible 
English Standard Version

Correct Bible ISBN numbers and ordering information.


Children's Bible Drill

Children's Bible Drill is for children in grades 4-6. For 2020, children will use LifeWay's Bible Skills, Drills, and Thrills: GREEN CYCLE. You can purchase a Leader's Guide here.

Children's Bible Drill Leaders' and Judges' Guide
Children's Bible Drill FAQs
How To Start a Bible Drill FAQs
Children's Bible Drill Demonstration
Children's Bible Drill Score Sheet
Children's Tally Sheet

King James Version:
Christian Standard Bible:
English Standard Version:
Children's GREEN cycle KJV verses Children's GREEN cycle CSB verses Children's GREEN cycle ESV verses

Children's KJV Sample Drill

Children's CSB Sample Drill Children's ESV Sample Drill


Youth Bible Drill


Youth Bible Drill is a three-year rotational program for students in grades 7-9. Youth will locate books and verses from the Bible, memorize passages, and locate specific passages that pertain to various doctrinal and ethical concerns.

The three-year rotation cycles are red, blue, and green. For 2020, students will use the GREEN CYCLE.

Youth (and High School) Bible Drill Guidelines/Book
Advancement Requirements for Youth Drill
Youth Sample Drill
Youth Score Sheet
Youth Tally Sheet


**NEW Formula for Drillers and Speakers Advancing to the SBTC State Finals


High School Bible Drill

High School Bible Drill is a three-year rotational program for students in grades 10-12. High School students will locate books and verses from the Bible, memorize passages, and locate specific passages that pertain to various doctrinal and ethical concerns.

The three-year rotation cycles are Cycle One (RED), Cycle Two (BLUE), and Cycle Three (GREEN). For 2020, students will use CYCLE THREE (GREEN).

(Youth) and High School Bible Drill Guidelines/Book
Advancement Requirements for High School Drill
High School Sample Drill
High School Score Sheet
High School Tally Sheet

**NEW Formula for Drillers and Speakers Advancing to the SBTC State Finals


Youth Speakers Tournament

The Youth Speakers Tournament is a ministry for students in grades 10-12 and is designed to encourage growth toward Christian maturity. Teens are challenged to think seriously about their commitment of Christ. Speakers are judged on the composition and delivery of their speeches. 

2020 Speakers topics
State Speakers Guidelines
Speakers Guidelines/Book
NIT National Speakers Guidelines.  (If you qualify to advance to the National Tournament, please read these additional Guidelines.)
Speakers Score Sheet
Speakers Tally Sheet

**NEW Formula for Drillers and Speakers Advancing to the SBTC State Finals

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