Youth Bible Drill State Finals & Speakers' Tournament 2019

The State Finals for Youth Bible Drill and Youth Speakers' Tournament are scheduled for April 13 at Mandarin Baptist Church of LA in Alhambra.

Youth Bible Drill is designed to help participants increase in knowledge of the Bible, develop skills to effectively handle the Bible and commit scripture to memory.

The Youth Speakers' Tournament develops leadership among teenagers by incorporating Christian doctrine, public speaking, poise and confidence.

Friends and family are welcome to observe those participating in Bible Drill or Youth Speakers' Tournament.

Youth Bible Drill
Youth Bible Drill is a discipleship tool for students in grades 7-9. Those participating in the State Finals have already passed qualifying rounds in their respective churches and associations. At the State Finals level, students can locate any verse in the Bible (using a new, unmarked Bible) in under eight seconds. Students also have memorized at least 30 verses and understand related doctrinal issues.

The top scoring driller receives a full scholarship to the Ignition Student Conference in December.

Youth Speakers' Tournament
Youth Speakers' Tournament is a discipleship tool for students in grades 10-12 throughout California. Students participating in the State Finals already have passed qualifying rounds in their respective churches and associations. At the State Finals, students present a four- to six-minute speech on an assigned topic. A panel of three professional speakers will score the participants.

The topics for 2019 are:

  1. If God knows everything, is prayer important?
  2. What Ephesians 2:4-5 means to me
  3. Biblical Marriage
  4. When my culture and the Bible clash
  5. Five verses political leaders should know
  6. Sex: The Bible vs. Television
  7. Connecting my generation to Christ
  8. Five things every high school graduate should know about the Bible
  9. Spiritual Discipline that makes a difference
  10. What the Gospel means to me
  11. Jesus > Religion
  12. Dear younger me ...

The two highest-scoring speakers will present their speeches to the 1,200-plus students and leaders at the Ignition Student Conference in December.

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.