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.

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...

The Importance of Fellowship: A Study in Acts

The book of Acts gives us a look into the lives of early believers, and reveals what was most important to them. “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to...

Developing a Personal Study Habit

As I’ve participated in the National Bible Bee over the past few years, I’ve become more aware of the various study approaches people have found helpful. We all have different ways in which we...

Meet the 2021 Alumni Service Team: Cory Messerschmidt

Cory Messerschmidt is a 20-year-old National Bible Bee Alumnus from New York. He has competed in NBB for 10 years, from 2009-2018, and qualified from 2015-2017. He has two older siblings, but is...

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...

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.