Children’s Bible Drill, a discipleship program, is for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. The purpose of Bible Drill is to help increase knowledge of the Bible, learn how to apply the Bible to life and develop scripture memory skills. Within the three-year cycle (Green, Red and Blue), children will memorize 75 Bible verses, learn all the books of the Bible and their order, and be able to recall and locate 30 key passages in scripture. Bible Drill is not a competition among peers. It is an opportunity for encouragement and recognition of skills learned.
What are the levels of participation?
Bible Drillers will pass through three and possibly four levels of participation:
Church Drill – A church drill should be conducted at the church before an audience. Children who participate in a church drill and give 12 or more correct responses will be eligible for participation in the associational drill.
Associational Drill – The associational drill is held in the spring each year. It is scheduled once the State sets their date. Please see our events page for more information. If your association does not have enough participating churches to hold a drill, your church may attend our associational drill. Children who give at least 16 correct answers at the associational drill can participate in the regional drill.
Regional Drill – The regional drill is held at a time and place designated by the Sunday School / Discipleship office. Children who give 20 or more correct responses are considered State Winners. Youth and High School students will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place rankings as determined by the scores.
If you are interested in starting a Bible Drill team, please take the time to download and read the Children’s Leaders and Judges Guide. Any information you will need to get started is in the guide. If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to call or email Jessica Palmer for more information.
More information can be found at the Alabama State Convention’s Office of Sunday School and Discipleship’s Bible Drill page.
Materials can be purchased at Lifeway.
Training is held annually at the end of January at Shocco Springs.
The Georgia Baptist Convention has developed an app to help with Bible Drill memorization. This is a great tool for students and adults wishing to strengthen their own skills. Scan the QR code provided (or click here) to access the app on your phone.