Made possible by the generous Cooperative Missions
gifts of Virginia Baptist Churches affiliated with the
Baptist General Association of Virginia.
For more information contact Diane Smith, Children’s Ministry Strategist, Emerging Leaders Team
800.ALL.BGAV Ext. 2256, firstname.lastname@example.org
Never Heard about Children’s Bible Drills? Let me tell you about them.
Children’s Bible Drills is designed to help 4th through 6th graders increase their Bible
knowledge and abilities to locate Bible materials.
Children’ Bible Drills operate at three (3) levels—church, associational, and state. A child must
complete 12+ correct responses out of a possible 24 to progress to the associational level; he
must respond with 16+ correct responses out of 24 to proceed to the state level.
In Children’s Bible Drills for 4th through 6th graders, there are four categories of calls, six calls
in each category--Bible Book in which child locates the book preceding the “called” book and
the book following the “called” book; Completion of a Bible verse; Quotation of a Bible verse;
and Key Passage in which child learns location of key passages (6) and reads a verse from that
passage when called upon. Bible Drills are conducted in either NIV or KJV; Bible Drills Leader
makes this decision, cooperating with church staff.
Children’s Bible Drills is not a competition. Every child is a winner if he participates in the
Drills at any level. The child competes again the clock in that child must “step forward” within
10 seconds to indicate his knowledge of the Bible Materials.
At the state level, each child receives a certificate of participation with a seal to indicate degree
of success—gold seal (superior) indicates 20+ correct responses; red seal (excellent) indicates
16-19 correct responses; and a blue seal (good) indicates 15 or fewer correct responses.
Incorrect responses include the following…failing to step forward within 10 seconds; poor
posture; failing to watch the caller; stepping forward while still locating the m