We Live in
a Post-Christian Age
3% of Teens Read Their Bible Every Day
In 2016, Barna Group found that only three percent of American teens aged 13-17 read their Bibles every day.
64% of Young Adults Leave the Church
In 2019, Barna Group found that almost two-thirds of 18-29 year olds who grew up in the church are no longer actively involved.
Spark Your Child’s Faith Today
“Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” – Matthew 4:4
True spiritual growth comes from spending regular time with God in His Word.
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” – Psalm 119:11
By memorizing Scripture we allow God’s Word to transform us from within.
“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” – Luke 24:45
In order to understand God’s Word, we must study it using a variety of study tools and techniques.
The National Bible Bee Journey
Every year, thousands of children start the journey toward a deeper faith.
In March, registration officially opens for children 5-18.
In June, we kick off our ten-week Summer Study program where children explore and memorize Scripture in a fun and educational way.
The top 120 participants in each age division compete for over $135,000 in prize money in a live head-to-head competition.
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How One Life Inspired Millions
In 2009, the Shelby Kennedy Foundation began the National Bible Bee to honor the life and memory of Shelby Kennedy. On May 31, 2005 at the age of 23, Shelby went home to be with the Lord after an intense struggle with cancer. Much of what kept Shelby’s joy in her last days was time spent studying the Word of God.
Though Shelby’s earthly life is over, the Word that she loved endures forever. It is the Foundation’s hope that the Word will dwell richly in the hearts of young people of this generation and that it may transform generations to come.
The National Bible Bee has given over three million dollars in prize money and inspired tens of thousands of young people to dive deeper and memorize God’s Word.
The National Bible Bee Has Impacted 92,610 Children
Hear what these partners have to say…
I endorse it with all my heart…
– Kirk Cameron
We believe this ministry is depositing truth…
– Max Lucado
The Bible Bee is truly amazing…
– James Dobson
It was thrilling for me…
– Ken Ham
Help plant the word of God in your children.
– Tony Perkins
I’m so thrilled…
-Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
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