The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC)
recently hosted the State Youth/High School Bible Drill and Speakers’
Tournament Finals at Abbotts Creek
Church in High
Point. Bible drillers were greeted with colorful
balloons, a host of church volunteers and welcome signs.
The state finals drill is the last drill before the National
Invitational Youth Bible Drill and Speakers’ Tournament, which will be held
this year in Birmingham, Ala.,
on June 24.
To be eligible for the State Tournament, students had to win
at the church and association level, as well as at a regional tournament
(regional drills were formerly referred to as state drills).
Three North Carolina students will head to the National Invitational Youth Bible Drill and Speakers’ Tournament June 24. From left: Chandler Fryar, Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Eastern Association, Speakers Tournament; Lauralee Lopez, Unity Baptist Church,
Tar Association, High School Bible Drill; and Taylor Oxendine, Mt. Airy Baptist
Church, Burnt Swamp Association, Youth Bible Drill. Deborah Robson, right, is
the Baptist State Convention of North Carolia Bible Drill coordinator.
The finalists with the top scores from the State Tournament
and now continuing on to represent North Carolina
in the Nationals are: Taylor Oxendine, Mt.
Airy Baptist Church,
Burnt Swamp Association, Youth Bible Drill; Lauralee Lopez, Unity
Tar Association, High School Bible Drill; Chandler Fryar, Union
Eastern Association, Speakers Tournament.
This year six churches across North
Carolina hosted 657 drillers and three speakers at
the regional tournaments.
“Churches really stepped up to the plate this year in taking
ownership of this wonderful ministry. They are really catching the vision of
what Bible Drill should be and it’s so exciting to watch,” said Deborah Robson,
BSC Bible drill coordinator. “Learning
truths from God’s Word really is the foundation to growing in our relationship
Online Bible Drill registration continues to be successful,
as more and more churches are “going green” and putting aside the hard copy
registration forms. Churches can register at www.myncbaptist.org.
Next year it will be even easier for church drill leaders
and associations to download the church and association drills. They will be
able to do so online through a password protected venue. Information
will be sent out in January.
The North Carolina Bible Drill site, www.ncbibledrill.com,
is updated often with news and information. The Red Cycle/Cycle 1 verses are
already online for Bible Drill 2012.
North Carolina Bible Drillers and leaders can also get
updates and share ideas on the Bible Drill Facebook page Churches and
associations interested in starting a Bible Drill can contact Robson at [email protected].