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.

How to do an Inductive Bible Study: Cross-References

Before I joined the National Bible Bee, I didn’t even know what a cross-reference was. Though I had heard the term before, questions like “Why are they so important?” and “How do I study them?” were...

Living out our faith: an overview of Acts

The book of Acts starts out with Christ’s final words to His disciples before He ascended into heaven, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My...

Discovering Priceless Treasure: A Participant Testimony

“National Bible Bee? What's that? You mean that Scripture competition thingy where you have to compete to see who can memorize the most Bible verses?” That was my response, when I first heard of the...

Meet the 2021 Alumni Service Team: Brianna Minica

After finishing high school last November, Brianna started her own home bakery, where she decorates cakes and cookies. Her time is also occupied with a part-time nanny job, and this year she looks...

Benefits of the NBB Participant Community

The National Bible Bee (NBB) Participant Community is a great way to connect with other like-minded believers this summer. Upon signing up for the NBB Summer Study, families will have the option to...

Teens, the News, and Positive Screen Time

Getting your teens to engage with the news can be a challenge, but it's crucial for young students to understand what's happening in the world. In this panel, WORLD marketing director Jonathan...

Delighting in Scripture: a Participant Testimony

Anastasia Irene Brown is a 15-year-old from California. She enjoys spending time with her parents and three siblings, listening to and making music, writing, poetry, and of course, spending time in...

How to Use the National Bible Bee Social Community

If you have joined the National Bible Bee Social Community, and aren’t quite sure how to use it, here are some tips to get you started. The social community is only available to current registered...

Meet the 2021 Alumni Service Team: Jeremiah Wilkerson

Meet Jeremiah Wilkerson, a 19-year-old National Bible Bee alumnus from the mountainous state of Arizona. He’s participated in the National Bible Bee (NBB) for five years, having qualified for...

The Blessings of the National Bible Bee in My Life: A Participant Testimony

Twelve-year-old me was upstairs in my room practicing my violin when I heard a strange voice downstairs. Soon I heard clapping and cheering and then more strange voices. I went downstairs to...

Important Dates

Summer Study
June 7 – August 12

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

2021 Participants

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