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: Joshua Hooper

Introducing the 2021 National Bible Bee Alumni Service Team members Each year, a group of 9 talented alumni come alongside National Bible Bee to curate content and encourage participants. We are...

Finding Commonality through Scripture: A Host Testimony

Shannon Miller has been a National Bible Bee (NBB) host ever since it began in 2009. “I saw the first advertisement in WORLD Magazine looking for hosts for this new thing called the National Bible...

The Impact of a Host Group

Participating in the National Bible Bee is a wonderful opportunity to explore God’s word, but studying with a host group is a great way to connect with others in your community to be inspired and...

Memory Challenge: Six Verses on God’s Love

Why is memorizing Scripture so vital? Well, there are many many reasons, books could be written on this topic, but today I would like to share with you just one of the reasons why memorizing...

Clinging to Christ: An Alumni Testimony

We hear a lot about people participating in the National Bible Bee, but what are the NBB alumni doing after they can no longer participate? Anna Moss competed in the National Bible Bee from age...

Scripture Review: Holding onto Truth

“I used to have that memorized.” Sound familiar? I’m guessing we have probably all related to that sentence, at one point or another. Anyone who has ever participated in the National Bible Bee knows...

Multiplying Your Impact in Your Community

As parents, our primary God-given responsibility and privilege is to teach our children to know the Word and to make Him known! This awesome, God-given task was designed by God to make a...

21 Bible Verses for 2021

If we were to look back a year ago today, I do not believe any of us would have been able to predict or even come up with the way the year 2020 went. As we now head into this new year of 2021, there...

The Greatest Gift Ever Given

Christmas is such a special time of giving and receiving gifts. It is very easy for us to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of all the shopping and gift wrapping. But have you ever stopped...

Meaning Behind the Words: A Look into “Joy to the World”

Almost everyone knows the famous Christmas carol, “Joy To The World”, and it can always be heard mostly during the holiday season. Written by the famous writer, Isaac Watts, who wrote around 750...

Important Dates

Late Host Registration
March 1 – 11

Summer Study Registration
Begins March 15

Summer Study
June 7 – August 12

National Bible Bee Competition
To Be Announced

2020 Participants

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Interested in being part of the National Bible Bee?

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