Bible Drill

& speakers tournament

bible drill/
speakers tournament

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.

Approved Drill Bibles

King James Version
ISBN 978-1-5864-0945-6

Christian Standard Bible
ISBN 978-1-43364-433-7

English Standard Version
ESV Pew Edition Black Cover ISBN – 13: 978-1-4335-6343-0

bible drill/speakers tournament dates

After the review of new mandates from Texas Governor Abbott and Tarrant County Judge Whitley that are currently in place until August 3, 2020, as well as the review of the status of participating SBTC churches concerning regathering their church ministry programs, Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament on August 1, 2020 for Youth, High School, and Speakers is canceled.
Churches can submit 2020 church or associational children, youth, high school, and speakers scores, along with judges score sheets, by Monday, August 31, 2020 to count as a participant’s 2020 SBTC regional score. There will be no advancement to 2020 SBTC State Finals. 2020 National Invitational Tournament has already been canceled. Unfortunately, scholarships will not be awarded this year. SBTC regional certificates with award seals will be mailed based on each participant’s submission. Additionally, award pins for Outstanding and State Winner Perfect (children) categories will be mailed as well. Participants will not be ranked in a numeric order, but will simply be placed in the award rank according to submitted documentation.

Submit 2020 Church and/or Associational Scores

All SBTC Bible Drill Regional on site events have been canceled.


August 1

SBTC Regional and State Finals
Youth | High School | Speakers


*PLEASE NOTE: Church and/or Associational drill score will now count as the Regional score for Children, Youth, High School and Speakers upon submission. Submit scores by Monday, August 31, 2020.

children's bible drill

The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention supports networking and training events for preschool and children’s ministries and encourages our church leaders to take advantage of these opportunities.

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.

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 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.


  1. A Good Name – Proverbs 22:1a
  2. When I Am Afraid – Psalm 56:3
  3. Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People? – Mark 10:18
  4. Does Prayer Change Things? – 1 Peter 3:12, Matthew 21:22
  5. Resisting Temptation – Matthew 26:41, 1 Timothy 6:9, 1 Corinthians 10:13
  6. Why We Must Forgive – Ephesians 4:32

7. Is My Faith Strong Enough? – Mark 5, Hebrews 11
8. Memorizing God’s Word – Psalm119:11, John1:1
9. My Road to Damascus: Telling My Story – Acts 9, 2 Timothy 1:7-712
10. Servant Leadership – Matthew 20:25-28, Mark 9:35
11. Why did God Create Me? – Isaiah 43:7, Psalm 100:2-3, Romans 12:1-2

if you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

preschool & children’s ministry

Visit our main preschool/children’s ministry page to learn more.


We will update our resources to help you teach children in your church and community in the near future.