Bible Drill & Speakers’ Tournament

Bible Drill and Speakers’ Tournament exists to raise up a generation of Christ followers through encouraging them to hide God’s word deep in their heart and express it effectively. Browse the resources below for information on Bible Drill and Speakers’ Tournament.


David Adams

Discipleship Specialist, Church Ministry Resources


(214) 828-5253

Sheryl Page

Ministry Assistant, Discipleship


(214) 828-5286

Registration for State/Regionals

  • Click here for 2015 registration information
  • Registration will be live the week of March 16

Important Dates for 2015

March 22
Suggested Church Drill Date
March 29
Suggested Associational Drill Date
April 1
Deadline for State/Regional Registrations
April 5
Easter
April 10-11
State (CH)/Regional (YT/HS) Drills/Speakers’ Tournament
  • Arlington – FBC Arlington
  • Sugar Land – Sugar Land Baptist Church
  • Tyler – Colonial Hills Baptist Church
April 24-25
State (CH)/Regional (YT/HS) Drills/Speakers’ Tournament
  • Allen – FBC Allen
  • Lubbock – Calvary Baptist Church
May 1-2
State Youth/High School Drills/Speakers’ Tournament (Baptist Building, Dallas)

Please conduct your associational drills in advance of the April 1 registration deadline for state/regional events. Accurate information by this date helps state staff schedule balanced drills and communicate schedules to you in a timely manner for your travel planning.

General Schedule – State (CH)/Regional (YT/HS) Drills /Speakers’ Tournament

Friday Saturday
5:00 pm – Registration opens
6:00 pm – Competition begins
9:00 pm – Friday evening awards session
8:00 am – Registration opens
8:30 am – Competition begins
11:30 am – Saturday awards session

Click here for downloadable list of important dates for 2015.


Sample Drills

Sample drills are now available for you to download. Children, Youth, and High School are available below. If you would like an Associational sample drill please contact Sheryl Page.


Points of Emphasis

The following notes are not exhaustive rules or guidelines, but are intended to help clarify issues from previous years’ competitions. Please refer to the appropriate age group Leader Handbook at texasbaptists.org/bibledrill for complete information. Click here for more information.

Cycle Color

2015 Red Scripture Cards are now available below! Download either color or black & white verse cards for KJV, NIV and HCSB versions. The pages are double sided with two cards on each page.

Bible Translations

Participants in BGCT drills may use one of three Bible translations – the King James Version (KJV), the New International Version (NIV), or the Holman Christian Standard (HCSB). Click here for details about which Bibles to order.

Scholarship Information

Four scholarships are available through Bible Drill. Click here for more information.

Stories of Victory

The main purpose of Bible Drill is to instill how to use the Bible and hide God’s word in our hearts. In the latest edition of Texas Baptist Magazine, read about how Bible Drill transformed Mario – a child of poverty, who had a negative view of the world and a foul mouth. Also learn about this year’s National Invitational Bible Drill and Speaker’s Tournament Champion, Texas native Yana, as well as the Burkett family who wholeheartedly believe in the values of Bible Drill. Click here to read more.


Click here for a detailed Bible Drill instructional video.

BGCT & National Speaker Winner, Yana Gendke “My Future Belongs to God”

2014 Speaker’s Tournament 2nd place speaker, Elizabeth Hannah.


Youth Speakers’ Tournament Leader Handbook

Job description &
Score Sheets

2015 Youth Speakers’ Tournament Topics

Speaker Power is a helpful book for Youth Speakers’ Tournament participants and leaders. It includes sections on Choosing a Topic, Developing Your Speech, practice tips, and Giving Your Speech, and is available through the Discipleship Office by calling Sheryl Page at 214-828-5286. Cost of Speaker Power is $8.00 plus shipping.


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