California Southern Baptist Convention provides programs for students in junior high and high school to enhance their Bible skills and knowledge by
- memorizing verses
- learning key doctrines
- expressing their biblical worldview through writing and delivering a speech.
Youth Bible Drill is for students in grades 7-9 and involves memorizing 30 verses along with biblical-related concepts. The Drill includes a variety of styles to help students locate specified verses, as well as any verse in the Bible, in eight seconds or less. Learn more about this valuable resource for students in your congregation.
The Youth Speakers' Tournament is for students in grades 10-12. Participants must create and deliver a four- to six-minute speech on a topic chosen from an annual list. Students will be adjudicated on 10 items of content and delivery. View or download a brochure and accompanying resources.
The Bible Drill and Speakers' Tournament consists of three levels of accomplishment:
- State Finals
These are conducted in March and April each year. Churches usually start training between November and January.