Bible Bee 2017
National Bible Bee Information Registration opened April 1. Register @ BibleBee.org. Sign up to get your materials for the summer study which starts in June. Registration fees provides an inductive Bible study, a parent guidebook and a contestant t-shirt. Local prep classes will be held on Thursdays at 2pm starting on June 15 in Room 401. Local Bible Bee test date is Saturday, August 12, 2017. Local contact is Laurie Hamilton (619-3597) or TehachapiBibleBee@gmail.com
Bible Bee Vision
The vision for the Bible Bee is to encourage parents as they disciple their children through in-depth study of the Word of God, Scripture memorization and prayer. We meet at a minimum once a month during the local Bible Bee season (June through August) and up to once a week if there is interest to study, encourage and fellowship.
In 2015 we had 12 families sign up with a total of 23 contestants. We met regularly to study John Chapters 1-6 and to practice reciting 12 memory passages. Though some contestants did not participate in testing, all who attended our local meetings learned and enjoyed great fellowship. Local awards were presented to those who participated and we finished the season with a pool party to reward the contestants for their efforts. Of the 23 contestants, 3 tested high enough to be invited to the National Bible Bee competition in November. Of the 3, one continued in the National competition to the finals round and placed 3rd.
God willing, we hope to host the local Bible Bee again this year at COBC. Registration starts in April and study materials are released in June. Testing will be online in August. My hope is that we will have more families join us this year who will grow in their faith during the in-depth study and memorization of God’s Word. We would also like to have a recitation time at COBC to encourage others to memorize God’s Word. We would like to have one of the pastors provide a weekly Bible study during our Bible Bee season to cover the material we will study in the local Bible Bee with any families invited and no requirement to sign up for Bible Bee.
Bible Bee 2016
Bible Bee Training begins June 17! – Come join us weekly on Fridays at 12:30pm at COBC for fellowship and encouragement as we memorize God’s Word together during the summer. See www.BibleBee.org. Please call if you have any questions (661)619-3597 or email Laurie Hamilton at Laurieh55@hotmail.com.
Bible Bee registration opened 4/1/16. Sign up to get your materials for the summer study which starts in June. Registration fees provides an inductive Bible study, a parent guidebook and a contestant t-shirt. Registration & information are available at www.BibleBee.org Local contact person is Laurie Hamilton 619-3597.
2015 Bible Bee Review:
Last year we had 3 National Bible Bee qualifiers from our local Bible Bee, Amanda Sabo, Everett Hamilton and Emily Hamilton. The National Bible Bee competition was held in November in San Antonio, Texas. Emily Hamilton advanced to finals placing 3rd in the senior division. She was awarded $15,000. Everett Hamilton submitted an audition for the National Bible Bee Game Show and was selected to participate. The Game Show was filmed in San Antonio, Texas, in January 2016 and will be aired some time this summer. To be eligible to audition for the Game Show, you must qualify to the National Bible Bee competition. Hosts for the Game Show included Emeal Zwayne, the Benham Brothers and Kirk Cameron. For more information, please check out the webpage www.BibleBee.org
2015 Local Competition Results:
1st Place: Malcom Hays (Lancaster) Everett Hamilton
2nd Place: Mellisa Hays (Lancaster) Peter Sabo
3rd Place: n/a
4th Place: n/a
5th Place: n/a
We have three National Qualifiers (top 120) who are eligible to attend the National Competition in San Antonio, TX, in November:
Amanda Sabo (84)*, Emily Hamilton (6)*, Everett Hamilton (43)* *Denotes national ranking score
2014 Bible Bee Review
Our local Bible Bee was held August 23, 2014 at Country Oaks Baptist Church.
Bible Bee registration was open from April 1 through June 30, 2014. Sign up by May 15th to ensure your materials arrive by the June 1st start date.
$30 registration fee provides an inductive Bible study, 1 parent guidebook per family and a contestant t-shirt.
Registration and information are available at www.BibleBee.org or our local page at www.BibleBee.org/TehachapiCA
2013 Bible Bee Review
The Bible Bee is Live on the Web
The Bible Bee Finals are November 20-23. Semi-final rounds are on Friday. Final rounds are on Saturday. This year the Bible Bee is thrilled to be able to offer FREE live webcasts of the Semi-final and Final Challenge Rounds Access will be available on the homepage www.BibleBee.org. Click “2013 Nationals Everyone’s Invited.”So tune in to watch our Tehachapi kids but remember Sevierville, Tennessee is 3 hours ahead of our time so if an event has a time listed, it will be 3 hours earlier here.
Bible Bee 2013 Results – After the local competition, held at COBC on August 24, two of our local contestants qualified for the National Bible Bee: Emily Hamilton and Faith Ellms. Next step is the Nationals in Tennessee. Congratulations ladies!
Our local Bee was held August 24, 2013 at Country Oaks Baptist Church. Come at 1 pm to the chapel to see the Finals.
In 2012 Phillip Anderson of Palmdale qualified to go to the Nationals at the Tehachapi Bible Bee Competition. He went on to win Second Place in the Junior Division and a $20,000 prize! See this Christian Post article for more information.
The goal of the Bible Bee is to encourage families to disciple their own children. The Bible Bee is a fun way to get started. We meet together monthly during the summer to encourage each other to keep pressing toward the goal of learning God’s Word together as a family. If you have participated in the past and been overwhelmed by the amount of Scripture and study required, you will be pleased to find only 20 minutes a day and 2 cards of memory verses per week are the goals for this year’s Bee. Please consider joining us as we walk through one book of Scripture and 100 verses during the summer months. You will be amazed at how much you and your children will be blessed and how much your entire family will learn.
Go to http://www.BibleBee.org/TehachapiCA to sign up.