Shocco to host Bible Drill retreat in Januarycomment (0)
December 12, 2013
The state of Alabama may be best known in recent years for its football championships, but the state also is home to champions of God’s Word.
Three Alabama Baptist students — Leslie Hayes, High School Bible Drill, Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Oxford; Sienna Borowski, High School Bible Drill, Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Mobile; and Rachel Sinclair, Speaker, Lakeside Baptist Church, Birmingham — placed at National Invitational Bible Drill Tournaments in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively.
As children and students across the state practice for the tournaments, they are hiding God’s Word in their hearts. They are memorizing verses, locating key passages, learning how to share the steps of salvation and identifying doctrinal Scriptures. These skills help them appreciate God’s Word and apply it in their daily lives.
Next on the agenda for Bible drillers in Alabama is the Go for the Gold Bible Drill Retreat at Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center in Talladega in January.
Along with presentations by Bible Drill leaders from across the state, Kyle Matthews, an award-winning recording artist and songwriter, will lead worship with musical and storytelling presentations.
The retreat is an annual highlight for drillers, said Renee Pate, minister of childhood education at Lakeside Baptist. The students “love going to Shocco and meeting drillers from all over the state,” she said.
The retreat also provides an opportunity for Bible drillers to practice for the spring drills.
“Drillers that attend the retreat are well prepared for Bible Drill,” Pate added.
Taylor Oswald, an eighth grader from Meadow Brook Baptist Church, Birmingham, has participated in Bible Drill for four years and has attended the retreat each of those years.
“I like to be at the retreat to learn new things about the Bible, to make new friends and see my old friends from previous years,” she said.
For more information, visit www.alsbom.org/bibledrill.