National Bible Bee

To know God’s word and Make Him Known


National Bible Bee was founded in 2009 with the mission to engage young people in the memorization and study of God’s Word and provide opportunities to proclaim it through local, national and broadcast competitions. Through the Summer Study, Discovery Journal, and the National Bible Bee Competition, children learn to study and memorize God’s word.

Summer Study

The Summer Study is an 8-week study that explores Scripture through reading, memorization, and activities.


Contestants compete in Scripture knowledge and memorization as they “know God’s word and make Him known”.

Discovery Journal

Explore the Bible using study tools and methods such as keywords, cross-references, and memorization.

Meet the 2021 Alumni Service Team: Dylan George

Meet Dylan George, a 19-year-old National Bible Bee (NBB) alumnus from Missouri. Dylan lives on a farm with two dogs, three cats, around twelve goats, and roughly fifty chickens. He also has lots of...

Still Multiplied: An Overview of Acts 12-18

Acts 12-18 clearly outlines the work of the Holy Spirit in the early church as the gospel spreads. From the martyrdom of James the first apostle, to the addition of new believers to the body of...

How to Avoid Burnout While Studying Scripture

It’s that time of year. School, chores, studying for the National Bible Bee, and that family trip out of state are all thrown into one week. Stress sets in, and so does the familiar feeling of “I’m...

What Makes Prayer so Important?

Prayer is the most essential part of the Christian life. It is talking with God that builds our relationship with Him. It brings intimacy and communion. It shows God’s power. Answered prayer builds...

Meet the 2021 Alumni Service Team: Hannah Kohner

Meet Hannah Kohner, a 19-year-old National Bible Bee (NBB) alumna, who enjoys studying God’s Word and theology, memorizing Scripture, enjoying God’s creation through the beautiful Minnesota summers,...

Stressed by the Test? A Reminder of Why We Study

In just a few days, thousands of young people from across the nation will take the Qualifying Test for the 2021 National Bible Bee Competition. If you are one of these people, you’ve likely been...

The Spirit that Bears Witness

A theme just as pervasive throughout the book of Acts as the theme of “Witness” is the theme of “the Holy Spirit”. As the Discovery Journal notes, the book could rightly be called, “The Acts of...

Reviewing Memory Passages: Best Tips and Ideas

Reviewing memory passages can be a struggle. Especially when verses start piling up and mental exhaustion kicks in. Maybe you’re a first year participant aiming for NBBC or you're an experienced...

Meet the 2021 Alumni Service Team: Kate Russell

Meet Kate Russell, a 20-year-old National Bible Bee alumna from California. In her free time, she enjoys surfing and writing music. Kate says that her favorite part about where she lives is, “The...

The Ripple Effect of Scripture: A Host Testimony

Being a host for the National Bible Bee Summer Study is like being a small stone tossed into a still pond. I get to see the ripples carry out a long distance. It is a wonderful privilege to help in...

Important Dates

National Bible Bee Competition
November 17 – 20, Covington, KY

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Explore Scripture and proclaim God’s Word! Learn more about Summer Study and the National Bible Bee Competiton.