High School Bible Drill is for students in grades 10-12. High school students may participate in either the Speakers’ Tournament or High School Bible Drill or both.
High School Bible Drill helps youth study and trust God’s word as they grow in Christian maturity, memorize verses about salvation and basic biblical beliefs, and develop confidence and poise in speaking the truths of the Bible. The Bible drill includes three cycles that rotate during a three-year period.
Helpful prep materials are available for download below.
High School Bible Drill is on the GREEN CYCLE this year
Locating Books of the Bible: 5 calls, 2 points per call
The caller gives the name of any book of the Bible (ex: Exodus). On the command start, the driller finds any page in the book called, places the index finger on the page and steps forward. If called on by the caller, the driller gives the name of the book preceding the book called, the name of the book called and the name of the book following the one called (ex: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus).
Scripture Searching Drill: 5 calls, 4 points per call
Verses are taken from any part of the Bible. The caller announces a Scripture reference to be found. On the command start, the driller locates the Scripture reference, places the index finger on the verse and then steps forward. When called upon, the driller reads the verse and states the correct Scripture reference.
Steps to Salvation Drill: 6 calls, 4 points per call
The purpose of this drill is to help youth recall verses in order to share the plan of salvation. All six verses of the steps to salvation plan will be used and will be called in the order presented on the High School Bible Verse Card. The caller gives the Scripture reference of a verse taken from the steps to salvation. On the command start, the driller must locate the verse and place the index finger on the verse before stepping forward. When time is called, the caller instructs all drillers to close their Bibles. When called upon, the driller must recite the verse and state the Scripture reference.
What We Believe Drill: 5 calls, 5 points per call
There are 10 questions with Bible references for response. The caller announces a question taken from the “What We Believe” drill list in the current High School Bible Drill resources. After the command start, the driller locates the verse listed that answers the question, places an index finger on the verse and steps forward. When time is called, the leader instructs the drillers to close their Bibles. If called upon, the driller quotes the question, states the Scripture reference and recites the correct verse.
Key Biblical Passage Drill: 3 calls, 7 points per call
The purpose of this drill is for drillers to memorize longer key passages of Scripture. The caller calls a title of a key Bible passage. On the command start, drillers locate the verses listed for the passage called and place an index finger on any verse in the passage before stepping forward. When time is called, the caller instructs all drillers to close their Bibles. When called upon, a driller states the key Bible passage title and reference. The caller then asks the same driller to recite the entire passage.
This date is set by individual churches. To advance to the associational drill, a participant must score at least 180 points (total from all four judges) in the church drill. Individual churches are responsible for sending all qualified participants’ information to the associational drill at least two weeks prior to the event.
Contact your local associational office for the location, date and time of the drill. Participants must score at least 225 points (total from all four judges) in the associational drill to advance to the state drill. Associations should send all qualified participants’ information to the contact person listed at the bottom two weeks prior to the state Bible Drill date.
Participants who score at least 250 points (total from all four judges) will be declared state winners. Youths who have a perfect score (300 points, not counting bonus points) and are three-year state winners will be recognized. Drill times will be determined in advance. Participants will be responsible for their own expenses to, during and from the state drill.
Using additional bonus speed points during the final drill, judges will select one youth to represent Kentucky in the National Youth Bible Drill Invitation, sponsored by the Southeastern States Discipleship Training Leaders. Information on this event will be given later. The youth with the highest score will be declared the winner. An alternate will be selected in case the winner cannot attend the event.
Information will be updated as it is made available. If you do not see the information you’re looking for, please contact the High School Bible Drill & Speakers’ Tournament state coordinator.
Contact your local association office for the date, time and location of your associational Bible drill. Click here to find the contact information for your association.
The drill should be scheduled about two weeks prior to the state Bible drill. Your church Bible drill should be held about two weeks prior to the associational Bible drill.
The names of the children who are eligible to move on to the next level should be sent to the state Bible drill coordinator two weeks prior to the event.