2019 Convention Themes

Convention Dates

April 18-21, 2019

Overall Theme

I AM (from Exodus 3:14)

Bible Bowl

The 2019 Bible Bowl study questions, test questions, and final round questions will be worded from the New King James Version ONLY.

Pearls Study Series

Exodus: The Way Out
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 Sabbath observance has been removed from acceptable worship.

Deadlines and Important Dates for ALL Convention Locations

Convention Registration Opens:

Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 a.m. (CST)

Registration Deadline for Event Participation:

February 3, 2019 at Midnight (CST)

Hotel Reservation Deadline:

Midnight (CST) on March 17, 2019

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 February 11, 2019.

Bible Bowl and Pearls:

Bible Bowl and Pearls Test Dates: February 13-25, 2019. Completed test answer sheets are to be returned to the National Service Center and MUST be postmarked by February 25, 2019.

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 are now available in our online store to be ordered and shipped prior to convention. Online sales will stop shortly after the registration deadline of February 3, 2019.

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 the registration deadline. This is in addition to the fees noted above.

Mail payment to the National Service Center by the posted payment deadline of February 18, 2019.

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.