The Journey Begins Here
Join thousands of young people who are learning how to unlock the Scriptures and memorize God’s Word! The 8-week Summer Study prepares and encourages participants to memorize and study Scripture, whether they are studying on their own or taking part within a church or other hosted group.
Using the Discovery Journal resource, the Summer Study launches the participants on a journey through the Scriptures asking questions designed to help them learn tools to discover the truths of the Bible in as little as 20 minutes a day with the option of a deeper study.
At the conclusion of the Summer Study, participants may take the National Bible Bee Qualifying Test. This test allows them to be ranked nationally among other Summer Study participants. If they score within the top 120 of their age division and have met all the other requirements, they will be invited to be a contestant at the National Bible Bee Competition (NBBC).
Summer Study Age Divisions
5 – 6 years*
7 – 10 years
11 – 14 years
15 – 18 years
The contestant’s division is determined by the age the contestant will be on November 13 of the current competition year. *Beginners not eligible for competition.
Fellowship & Friendly Competition
National Bible Bee Proclaim! Day
National Bible Bee Proclaim! Day is the culmination of the Summer Study planned by local hosts or parents. Registered participants gather for a competition that proclaims God’s Word and for a celebration of all the accomplishments from the Summer Study.
National Bible Bee Competition Qualifying Test
When the Summer Study is finished, young people ages 7–18 can test to qualify for the National Bible Bee Competition. The NBBC Qualifying Test takes place online and is flexible enough to be taken at home or within a host group setting.
National Bible Bee Competition (NBBC)
The National Bible Bee Competition hosts 360 of the top contestants from around the nation who compete for over $100,000 in prize money in a heart-grabbing competition. But beyond testing the contestants on Bible knowledge and memorization, the National Bible Bee Competition provides an opportunity to proclaim God’s Word and find fellowship and encouragement within the body of Christ.
The National Bible Bee Competition 2018 will be held at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX on December 3–6.
Join a host group
Participants tell us repeatedly that nothing is more rewarding than going through the Summer Study with like-minded friends and family. Participants have the option to register under a host group. Being a part of a host group gives participants the wonderful opportunity to connect with others in their local community who are doing the Summer Study and to participate in the group’s NBB Proclaim! Day. Hosts of these groups offer encouragement, answer questions and host the NBB Proclaim! Day. At the NBB Proclaim! Day, participants will have the opportunity to proclaim God’s Word and be recognized for all their hard work during the Summer Study. If there is no host group in your area, grab a few friends and become a host!