The Coronavirus is affecting all of us and we are praying for safety for everyone. We regret for this year only, we are canceling our Regional Bible Drills.
We are planning to reschedule the Alabama State Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament for a later date by using the government recommendations.
Associational and Regional Drills
All drills will be done at the local church location. No timeframe is given for these drills and can be conducted after the church resumes a normal schedule. Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions will provide drill calls for the church, associational and regional drills. Please email Belinda Stroud, email@example.com to receive these drills. We will also be providing a video of all three of our Regional Drills Calls for churches to use if you so desire. You may email Belinda Stroud, firstname.lastname@example.org for these videos. Please state which drill calls you need: Children, Youth, and/or High School.
These provisions should be used only after government authorities indicate that group gatherings are once again advisable.
The Alabama State Board of Missions will be happy to mail churches associational and regional stickers for their drillers who meet the requirements for these drills. Please email requests for those to Belinda Stroud, email@example.com. Note: these will not be available for mailing until the State Board of Missions facility reopens.
We will mail the 3rd year awards to your church. Please email requests for those to Julie Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth/High School Awards:
These include youth 3 year medal, 6 year drill youth award trophy, 9 year drill high school award trophy. These will be awarded at this year’s state drill. If the driller does not attend the 2020 state drill, they will be awarded at the 2021 regional drills. Please email requests for those to Julie Smith, email@example.com.
Advancing to State Drill:
The State Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament date and location will be determined by the end of May. Youth and High School drillers must score 270 points or better in order to advance to the State Bible Dill. Please submit the names to Julie Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2020.
All speakers will advance to the State Drill. Please send written copies of speeches and a video of your speech to Julie Smith, email@example.com by May 1, 2020. These will be judged and we will announce the winners of the speech competition by May 31, 2020. The winners will be able to share their speeches at the State Bible Drill later this summer.
The National Invitational Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament has been canceled for 2020. However, Alabama State Drill Winners and Speaker Winner will be allowed to attend the 2021 National Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament.
Thank you so much for your support during this challenging time for all of us. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.
Update on State and Regional Bible Drill