Submit your regional Bible Drill Estimates Here by January 31, 2018

What is Bible Drill/Speakers’ Tournament 2.0? 

A discipleship ministry of scripture memory and application for children and students to internalize the magnitude of God’s love for each one of us.  It is scripture memory, Bible skills, and speech preparation for children and youth to internalize and respond to life’s situations because of their relationship with Jesus Christ. 


The purpose of Bible Drill 2.0 is to begin to develop memory skills, develop skills in effectively handling the Bible, increase the student’s knowledge of the Bible, and learn how to apply the meaning of the passages to their lives.

If participation in Bible Drill/Speakers’ Tournament is just for scripture memory—we lose.  If we learn scripture without meaning—we lose.  If we compete just to win—we lose. When we make the scriptures personal, we are changed and can apply the meaning of scriptures to our lives—we win.

Coordinating Team

This is a team of people from all over Texas who love Bible Drill/Speakers’ Tournament and who desire to see it grow. They are the new backbone of Bible Drill/Speaker’s Tournament.  If you have any questions, please contact the Coordinating Team at


HCSB, KJV, and NIV Verses are available for download in ZIP files.

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Regional Drill for Youth, High School, and Speakers / State Drill for Children

  • April 6-7  FBC Allen
  • April 13-14  Tallowood Baptist Church, Houston
  • April 20-21  FBC Midland

State Drill for Youth, High School, and Speakers

      April 28  Dallas Baptist University

For information on Church and Associational Drills, please contact your church and/or association.


Coming Soon!

What versions of the Bible can we use?

For 2017-2018, you will choose among the following Bibles:

  • New International Version (NIV) (Biblica USA, item #200172, Burgundy hard cover) 
  • King James Version (KJV) (LifeWay, ISBN # 9-781-5864-0945-6, Blue hard cover)
  • Holman Christian Standard (HCSB) (LifeWay, ISBN # 9-781-4336-0364-8, Burgundy hardcover) 

Your local Lifeway Store may stock carton quantities, but if not then store managers can place special orders for churches for the carton quantities at a 30% discounted price. Smaller quantities may be ordered at the regular price in stores or online. 

For 2018-2019, you will be able to use the following Bibles:

  • New International Version (NIV) (Biblica USA, item #200172, Burgundy hard cover) 
  • King James Version (KJV) (LifeWay, ISBN # 9-781-5864-0945-6, Blue hard cover
  • No Holman Christian Standard Bibles will be used for drilling in Regionals and State in 2019. 
  • Christian Standard Bible (LifeWay)ISBN is not available at this time.   As we receive more information, we will pass that on to you.

Bibles used during Regional and State Competition: BGCT will no longer provide Bibles at the Regional and State Competitions.  Each church will be responsible for providing their children and students with the Bibles they are using to drill.  

How do I begin Bible Drill/Speakers’ Tournament? 

Great resources are:

  • Bible Drill Competition Guide:  Games and Activities for Blue, Red and Green Cycles ISBN:  978-1-4158-7328-1 
  • For 2018, Bible Skills, Drills and Thrills:  Red Cycle  ISBN:  978-1-4300-3652-4
    To download the NIV supplement for this curriculum, click below.

    NIV supplement

  • King James and Holman may be purchased at Lifeway Stores 
  • NIV Bibles can be ordered online at or call ChurchSource at 800-727-3480 for assistance.  (Burgundy Hard Cover)
  • HCSB, KJV, and NIV Verses are available for download in ZIP files:
    Children |  Youth |  High School

Youth Speakers’ Tournament Topics – Red Cycle

  • All Gifts Come From God
  • Beauty Inside Out
  • Being A Servant For God
  • Be Strong In The Lord
  • Character Versus Comfort
  • How Shall They Hear?
  • I Believe The Bible
  • Is Heaven For Real?
  • Light And Salt
  • Multiplying My Gifts
  • My Witness
  • Power From Prayer
  • Prayer Changes Things
  • Saved To Serve
  • The Cost Of Being Different
  • Truths For Tough Times
  • Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk
  • What Is A Disciple?
  • Wonderfully Made
  • Why I Study The Bible


Speaker Power:  How to Get it and Use It
by Steve Williams   
Cost:  $8

This 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.  
To order, contact Sarah Johnson at 214-828-5205