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.

Five Things to Remember in the Summer Study

I still remember the day I got my first Discovery Journal in the mail. Excitement welled up inside me as I opened the package then started flipping through the book’s colored pages filled with...

Wrestling with Disappointment: A Participant Testimony

The Lord has used the National Bible Bee (NBB) to enhance my spiritual life in so many ways, even though I've only participated for the past two years so far. The things that I have learned during...

Meet the 2022 Alumni Service Team: Janese Hurst

Janese Hurst is a former National Bible Bee (NBB) contestant who hails from Pennsylvania, and she is now on the 2022 Alumni Service Team. Here’s a few quick facts to get to know her better. Quick...

What Does it Mean to be Redeemed?

According to Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary, 'redeemed' means the following: "Ransomed; delivered from bondage, distress, penalty, liability, or from the possession of another, by paying an...

Meet the 2022 Alumni Service Team: William Saunders

Meet William Saunders, a 19-year-old National Bible Bee Alumnus. Having competed in the National Bible Bee (NBB) for most of his life, he has both encouragement and advice to share since aging out...

Six Blessings of Scripture-Centered Community

I still remember turning to my dad and asking, "What am I doing here?" before my first National Bible Bee (NBB) Summer Study meeting. I questioned what I was doing walking into a group of strangers,...

2021 Shelby Kennedy Foundation Recipient: The Jaster Family

Every year, the Shelby Kennedy Foundation gives a special award to a National Bible Bee contestant who endured and overcame significant hardship in their journey. This year, that award was given to...

The Attributes of God: Truth

In a world full of uncertainty and confusion, truth can seem as though it's buried and hidden. People often call right wrong, and wrong right. If we aren’t firmly rooted in the truth, we can be...

The Promises of God: Eternal Life

1 John 2:25 states, “And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.” Eternal life is a promise God has made to us as Christians. Like all His other promises, it’s something...

Precious Revelation: A Participant Testimony

Registration for the National Bible Bee Summer Study is here! This summer, thousands of young people from across the nation will study God’s Word, memorize invaluable Bible passages, and connect...

Important Dates

Summer Study Registration
Ends May 31

Summer Study
June 6 – August 11

National Bible Bee Competition
November 7 – 10, 2022

2022 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.