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.

Lessons from the 2021 National Bible Bee Competition

The National Bible Bee Competition (NBBC) is over and the winners have been announced! Our winners were Elizabeth Chen for the Senior division, Jedidiah Persall for the Junior Division, and Viaan...

What will the 2021 National Bible Bee Competition look like?

In just two weeks, 360 participants from across the nation will gather together in Covington, KY to participate in the National Bible Bee Competition (NBBC). If you’re one of these contestants or...

Cultivating a Love for Scripture

Do you love the Word of God? I’m not asking whether you love National Bible Bee, memorizing passages, or even studying Scripture; these are possible expressions of love, but the truth is almost...

Everlasting Hope: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 15

1 Corinthians 15 has been a chapter of encouragement to me time and time again. Although this chapter isn’t one I would’ve thought to memorize until more recently, I’ve found myself coming back to...

Meet the 2021 Alumni Service Team: Ruth Derby

Ruth Derby is a 20-year-old National Bible Bee (NBB) alumna from Michigan. She competed in 2017 and 2018 and qualified both years, before joining the AST for the first time in 2019. She is currently...

How to Balance Studying with Other Activities

It’s deep into the National Bible Bee Competition study season. You may have started school for the fall, while still having NBB studying, family life, church activities, and a job on top of that....

Lessons from Acts: A Participant Testimony

We must rely on God, even when it is hard. In Acts 5, Peter, John and the rest of the apostles had to rely on God a lot. The council did not want the apostles to teach the gospel of Christ, and they...

How to Inductively Study the Word

You’ve finished the Summer Study; the NBBC passage is here, and… now what? For the last few months, you’ve had your Discovery Journal which led you into an inductive study of God’s Word, pointing...

Meet the 2021 Alumni Service Team: Dylan George

Meet Dylan George, a 19-year-old National Bible Bee (NBB) alumnus from Missouri. Dylan lives on a farm with two dogs, three cats, around twelve goats, and roughly fifty chickens. He also has lots of...

Still Multiplied: An Overview of Acts 12-18

Acts 12-18 clearly outlines the work of the Holy Spirit in the early church as the gospel spreads. From the martyrdom of James the first apostle, to the addition of new believers to the body of...

Important Dates

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

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