2018 Convention Themes

Convention Dates

March 30-April 1, 2018

Denver ONLY: April 20-22, 2018

Overall Theme

In Remembrance of Me (from 1 Corinthians 11:24-25)

Bible Bowl

1 & 2 Corinthians
The 2018 Bible Bowl study questions, test questions, and final round questions
will be worded from the New King James Version ONLY.

Pearls Study Series

Faith is the Victory
Pearls is a 13-lesson classroom or individual study of the chosen Bible book for the current convention year.


Resolved: The New Testament teaches that the Lord's Supper may properly be observed by Christians on, and only on, the first day of each week.

Deadlines and Important Dates - see the Denver information page for dates specifically for that location.

Convention Registration Opens:

December 2, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (CST)

Registration Deadline for Event Participation:

January 22, 2018

Hotel Reservation Deadline:

February 28, 2018

Pre-convention Events:

Mass Media entries must be submitted as outlined in the Pre-Convention Events section of your convention location's information page by the posted deadline. Bulletin Board entries are no longer emailed. A photo of the bulletin board will be turned in along with other artwork at convention.

Scholarship Applications:

Scholarship applications must be submitted to the National Service Center by the posted deadline of December 1, 2017.

Bible Bowl and Pearls:

Bible Bowl and Pearls Test Dates: February 7-20, 2018. Completed test answer sheets are to be returned to the appropriate coordinators and MUST be postmarked by February 20.

Registration Verification:

Verification for all pre-convention events will be done through our registration system. Details on the verification process will be included in the registration email that team leaders will receive in October or November. The only things that need to be sent by the registration deadline are listed above.

Convention T-shirts

Convention t-shirts are not included in the regular registration fee.  They are $10 each whether pre-ordered or purchased at convention.  If pre-ordered, they must be paid along with registration in order to be packed for convention.  Additionally, the shirts will be available in our online store in the fall of 2017 to be ordered and shipped prior to convention.

Registration Fees

NOTE: Fees are due for everyone that is registered as of the the posted registration deadline (based on the fee schedule below).  After this date, de-registering someone, whether the group’s registration fees have been paid or not, will not reduce the amount owed for registration.  Meeting rooms, awards, programs, schedules, insurance, etc., are all based on the totals as of this date.

Third Grade - Adult

$40 per person

Kindergarten - Second Grade

$40 per student if participating in Centurion of Scripture, Good Samaritan, Read the Word, Puppet Theater, Second Language, Bible Bowl, Know the Books, Keepers, Providers, or any Year-Round event.

No fee if not participating, or if only participating in Oral Bible Reading, Song Leading, Songs of Praise or Speech.


No Fee

Participants Not Attending Convention

$20 (This covers awards)

Late Fees

$5 per person, added by the National Service Center after January 22, 2018. This is in addition to the fees noted above.

Mail payment to the National Service Center by the posted payment deadline of February 5, 2018.

Checks, VISA, Discover, or MasterCard are accepted.  Note that seating order in the awards ceremonies is determined by the date that the first registration payment is received.  You will pay the hotel directly for your rooms.  If possible, please submit one lump sum payment per group rather than individual checks.  You can pay part of the registration early to ensure your seating location and then pay the balance as soon as registration is complete. For the deposit, we ask for $500 or half of your anticipated total registration, whichever is lower. Also, note that if you ordered t-shirts, those are paid first in our system when a payment is posted. For example, if your registration is $2000 plus $100 in t-shirts, you would need to make a minimum of a $600 deposit to have the t-shirts paid and then a $500 deposit for registration to get in the seating order.