3 Bible Drill Activities for your drillers

Enjoy these 3 fun Bible Drill Activities with your kids/students:

  1. Verse Pop
  • Cut strips of paper to match the number of words in your Bible verse.
  • Write one word per strip of paper. Don’t forget to include the reference.
  • Place one strip in each balloon.
  • Blow up balloons.
  • Have drillers pop balloons and assemble the verse.

2. Bible Drill craft – verse reminder

  • Purchase a cheap frame from the dollar store
  • Cut scrapbook or colored paper to fit the frame.
  • Write Bible Drill verse for the week on the glass using a dry erase marker.
  • Have drillers take the frame home and put it in a family area to serve as a reminder as they are learning the verse.
  • Once they’ve learned the verse, erase and add a new verse!

3. Spoons – Books of the Bible

  • Have fun reviewing the books of the Bible by playing spoons with your drillers.
  • Cut 3 x 5 index cards in half and write a book of the Bible on each piece. Want to use a Books of the Bible printable instead? At https://mariabrannen.com, I have created Old and New Testament Books of the Bible cards printables that are free when you follow my blog by e-mail.

4 Great Bible Drill Resources

I am always on the lookout for something new to add to my Bible Drill bin of resources for each cycle.   This summer, Lifeway’s “In the Wild” VBS had 4 great Bible Drill Resources that you will want to add to your Bible Drill bin or file. Check out this video to learn more.

6 Tips for Kicking off a New Year in Bible Drill

It’s hard to believe that school will be starting in less than a month. With the beginning of a school year, many of our churches are kicking off their new church year and the beginning of Bible Drill. As you make plans, here a few tips:

  • Plan a fun kick-off event to get kids and students excited about Bible Drill. One great option is our Bible Drill night at Stone Mountain – July 18th. The cost is $10 and includes a Chick-fil-a Meal. Join other drillers from around the state for a night of food, fun, fellowship and the laser show! For more information and to register: https://bibledrillandspeakers.com/2019/06/04/registration-is-open-for-bible-drill-day-at-stone-mountain/
  • Create a Bible Drill calendar for the school year. List out all the dates related to Bible Drill: Bible Drill kick-off/parent meeting, dates you will have class, dates you will take a break (due to holidays, fall festival, etc.), Christmas party, special practices/activities, and dates of the Church, Associational, Regional and State Drills as well as which verse(s) you will be teaching each night.
  • Plan a parent meeting (especially for Children’s Bible Drill parents). Include some fun parent/child Bible Skill games as well as an overview/introduction of Children’s Bible Drill. Consider including adding a door prize or two for the meeting.
  • Choose your translation (ESV, KJV, or CSB) if you are beginning your first year of Bible Drill.
  • Download Bible Drill cards in the translation of your choice from our website: https://bibledrillandspeakers.com
  • Order Children’s Bible Drill Resources from https://www.lifeway.com/en/product-family/bible-skills-drills-thrills or Youth Bible Drill Resources from Georgia Baptist Bible Drill and Speakers Inc. https://bibledrillandspeakers.com

I hope you have a fun year as you help kids and students develop a love for God’s Word and to memorize scripture! We’d love to hear what you have planned for your year in Bible Drill!

2019 National Bible Drill and Student Speakers Competition

On June 13-14, North Carolina hosted the National Bible Drill and Student Speakers Competition at Parkwood Baptist Church in Concord, North Carolina. On Thursday afternoon, students from across the country participated in a mission project, creating hygiene bags (with soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.) for a local ministry. Following the mission project, they participated in the Thursday night fellowship – a time of food and fun with other participants.

On Friday, our Georgia Winners – Abigail Mongillo from Warren Baptist in Augusta (Youth Bible Driller Winner), Jonathan Branton from Harp’s Crossing, Fayetteville (High School Bible Drill Winner) and Kyle Brannen from FBC Monroe (Student Speakers Competition Winner) participated in the National Tournament along with students from other states. Our Georgia winners along with the other students recited scripture in the drills and shared some incredible messages through their speeches. Drillers were encouraged to continue to make a difference beyond the National Competition by discipling a future generation of kids and students through Bible Drill. Each of the speakers had powerful messages and were encouraged to continue to speak and share their faith beyond the National Tournament.

Kristen Aguirre (Texas Baptists) was the National Winner in Youth Bible Drill. Janice Beto (Southern Baptists of Texas Convention) was the winner in High School Bible Drill. Caroline Kemp (Texas Baptists) was the National winner in Youth Speakers.

Registration is open for Bible Drill Day at Stone Mountain!

Load up the van and join us for Bible Drill Day at Stone Mountain on July 18! We will meet on the lawn at 5:30 pm for fun, fellowship, a Chick-fil-a supper and the laser show. The cost is $10.* 

Bible Drillers of all ages are welcome! Bring your Bible Drill Team, former Bible Drillers, parents, and leaders! 

*Does not include parking fees or additional activities at Stone Mountain.


STEP 1: Click here to Register for Bible Drill Day at Stone Mountain

STEP 2: Click here to Pay for Bible Drill Day at Stone Mountain

This link will take you to the giving page for First Baptist Church Monroe.  FBC Monroe has partnered with Georgia Baptist Bible Drill and Speakers to collect payment for this event for us.  Once you have clicked on the above link:

  1. Click on the box that says “one time gift” (this will link you to FBC Monroe’s pushpay page
  2. Enter the amount you are paying (number of attendees x $10).  For example, if you are bringing a group of 5, you would enter $50 (5 x $10 = $50)
  3. Make sure “Give one time” is highlighted
  4. Choose “other” for your fund
  5. VERY IMPORTANT – In the Memo line, type: Georgia Baptist Bible Drill Day – Stone Mountain
  6. Click “Next” and then follow the rest of the steps to complete your payment

Be a part of our Bible Drill Mission Projects this Summer

During the summer is a great time to look for ways to serve through mission trips and ministry activities. This summer, Georgia Baptist Bible Drill and Speakers has opportunities for older kids, students, Bible Drillers, families and adults of all ages to serve and be a part of the ministry of Bible Drill.

The projects are flexible depending on the time frame your family or group has available to serve:

  • Maybe you are a family headed to NE Georgia, SC, or NC for summer vacation but want to make a difference by serving for part of a day. . . 
  • Maybe you are looking for an opportunity for your older kids or students to take a day and serve this summer . . .
  • Maybe you want to offer a 3-day preteen or family mission trip opportunity . . .

Our Georgia Baptist Bible Drill and Speakers Ministry Area is located in Monroe, GA and would welcome your assistance.

Examples of opportunities to serve:

  • Sorting and organizing Bible Drill and Student Speaker Resources
  • Assisting with inventory of resources
  • Preparing items for our e-store
  • Administrative assistance – making copies, proofreading, preparation of judge notebooks; data entry
  • Preparation for 2020 Bible Drills
  • Prayer huddles
  • Collection of items (contact Georgia Baptist Bible Drill and Speakers for a list of current needs)

For more information, details, and available dates to serve this summer contact Maria Brannen (bibledrillspeakers@gmail.com)

2019 Georgia State Bible Drill and Speakers Competition Winners

On May 11, 2019, the State Bible Drill and Student Speakers Competition was held at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA.

The 2019 Youth Bible Drill Winner is Abigail Mongillo from Warren Baptist Church in Augusta. The High School Bible Drill Winner is Jonathan Branton from Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church in Fayetteville. The Student Speakers Competition Winner is Kyle Brannen from FBC Monroe.

As the High School Bible Drill Winner, Jonathan Branton was awarded the Waldo and Sarah Woodcock Scholarship in the amount of $500. As the Student Speakers Competition Winner, Kyle Brannen was awarded the Jenny Rogers Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,200.

These students will be representing Georgia at the National Youth and High School Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament on Friday, June 14th at Parkwood Baptist Church in Concord, NC.

Join us for Bible Drill Day at Stone Mountain!

Load up the van and join us for Bible Drill Day at Stone Mountain on July 18! We will meet on the lawn at 5:30 pm for fun, fellowship, a Chick-fil-a supper and the laser show. The cost is $10.*

Bible Drillers of all ages are welcome! Bring your Bible Drill Team, former Bible Drillers, parents, and leaders! Registration and more information coming soon!

*Does not include parking fees or additional activities at Stone Mountain.

Welcome to Bible Drill and Speakers

Welcome to our Bible Drill and Speakers website/blog.  Our desire is that this will serve as a resource for individuals and churches as students are discipled using Bible Drill and Student Speakers.

Bible Drill is a journey of kids and students hiding God’s Word in their hearts for a lifetime.  Through Bible Drill, kids and students become familiar with God’s Word by spending time in the Bible.  They memorize scripture and the 66 books of the Bible as well as learn Bible Skills (how to locate books, and scripture passages.). In Nothing Less: Engaging Kids in a Lifetime of Faith by Jana Magruder, LifeWay research found that the number one predictor of spiritual health as young adults is that they regularly read the Bible as Kids.   Bible Drill helps lay this spiritual foundation in the lives our kids.  One of the joys of Bible Drill for me has been to see students receive their 9-year award for Bible Drill.  This 9 year award represents 9 years of regularly spending time in God’s Word and hiding it in their hearts.  May we all spend time hiding His Word in our hearts – regardless of our age . . .

Photo by Maria Brannen 2018 – Regional Bible Drills