Beginning Children’s Bible Drill in Your Church
Although every child needs to develop Bible skills, not every child wishes to participate in
Children’s Bible Drill. For those children who do, Children’s Bible Drill is an excellent
program for giving children even more practice in using their Bibles. Here are the steps in
starting a Children’s Bible Drill program in your church:
• Contact the BSCNC Bible Drill Coordinator for instructions on how to conduct
Children’s Bible Drill in NC. Also, ask for the dates of the state and association drills
and the cycle for that year. Be sure you learn what translations will be accepted at
the state drill.
• Set the date for your church drill. Usually the church drill occurs approximately two
weeks before the association drill.
• Determine a schedule for your meetings. Some churches begin six months before
their Church drill. Others begin three months before the drill. Others begin with the
new church year in September. The church allowing more time are able to use
more of the games and fun activities in Bible Skills, Drills, & Thrills resource for the
current cycle, to help children learn.
• Decide when and where you will meet. Reserve these times and places on the church
calendar. Possible times to meet include the hour before children’s discipleship,
during children’s discipleship, after school, Saturday morning, or Wednesday night.
• Choose a time that will allow the most children to participate. Include any special
meetings such as a kick-off, parent orientation, or parties.
• The best place to hold Children’s Bible Drill is in a children’s room although an adult
room will work. You will need a cabinet to store Bibles, workbooks, games, masking
tape, and other supplies.
• Advertise when Children’s Bible Drill will begin. Along with articles in your church
newsletter, letters to the parents of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders, and
announcements in the children’s Sunday School classes. You might lead some
children from last year’s drill