Bible Drill grounds students in scriptures, say program leaders here.
ALEXANDRIA – Bible Drill grounds students in scriptures, say program leaders here.
Bible Drill is a discipleship training tool for students in fourth through twelfth grades, said Linda Aguillard, LBC’s Bible Drill state coordinator.
Bible Drill is designed to help students increase their knowledge of the Bible, develop skills in locating Bible books and key passages, memorize the names of the books of the Bible in order as well as Bible verses and key passages, while also learning to apply the Bible to their lives, she explained.
In Youth Bible Drill, seventh to twelfth graders also learn to use scripture references to document basic beliefs and ethical convictions. Bible Drill rotates through three color-coded cycles, one cycle per year.
This year, students are using the blue cycle.
The most important goal of Youth Bible Drill is to learn to use the Book of Life to make a difference for today and tomorrow, the promotional material on Bible Drill said.
Also included under the umbrella of Bible Drill is the Youth Speaker’s Tournament for youth in grades 10 through 12 who are active members of youth training groups.
The Speaker’s Tournament encourages Christian maturity by asking youth to think seriously about their Christian commitment, Aguillard said. At the same time, youth develop the skill and confidence to express their commitment verbally, she added.
The Louisiana Baptist Convention also provides the plan of salvation as an integral part of it’s Bible Drill material, said Ken Mooney, retired Discipleship Training Director for LBC. It’s the only state that does, he said.
Mooney was instrumental in keeping the plan of salvation in the state’s material.
– Tammy Sharp