The 1st annual National Bible Bee will be held 5-6 November 2009 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, on 12 September 2009, local Bees will take place all across the United States. The Bible Bee is “very similar to a spelling bee, except contestants are required to recite Bible passages and facts rather than spell words”. Amazingly, First Prize in the National Bee is $100,000.00! This is a first-class contest with a noble motive.
I encourage you to visit the Bible Bee website… it’s very nicely done and quite informative. Some of the info you’ll find there includes an interesting Bible Bee overview, a calendar of events, an interactive map showing local contest sites, the Bible Bee e-store, and even a video message from Kirk Cameron. Registration to participate in this year’s Bible Bee events closed April 30th, but it would still be fun to follow the events and perhaps even attend a local Bee in your area. And there will always be next year!
Bible Bee is the brainchild of the Shelby Kennedy Foundation, an organization inspired by the life of Shelby Kennedy, who died from cancer in 2005 at the age of 23.
Do You Know Kids Doing The Bible Bee?
Leave a comment to share what they are doing to get ready. What are their Bible memory strategies? Is your church supporting the effort?
You can also read the Baptist Press story about the Bible Bee.