How to Register...

Registration is done by group leaders/church leaders and not by individuals. Register your participants starting November 1, 2024! 

Registration information will be sent to all group leaders in October. 


Group leaders can call the National Service Center at 334-215-0251 to get their passwords in October.

Convention Registration

Opens: November 1, 2024 at 8:00 AM

Closes: February 10, 2025 at 8:00 AM (CST)

 For all locations except: 

 Colorado: March 31, 2025 at 8:00 AM (CST) 
Mid-Atlantic: TBD
 North Las Vegas: TBD

Oklahoma: TBD

THEME FOR 2025: “But God Meant It for Good.” Genesis 50:20


DEBATE TOPIC: Resolved: “In the absence of significant constraints, Christians must prioritize physical assembly over virtual assembly for worship.”

The above listed STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM and ADULT REGISTRATION FORM are to be used by the church leader/group leader to collect information at your local church. Once you have collected the information, the group leader will input the information collected into the REGISTRATION PORTAL as a church/group. DO NOT send in individual form.

Once you, as the group leader, have collected all of the information from your participants (both adults and children), you will click on the REGISTRATION PORTAL LOGIN to begin the process of registration. 

Bible Bowl, Pearls, and Defender Testing:

For all Easter weekend convention sites: February 19 – March 12, 2025.

All testing will be done online. Students will be assigned a unique ID number and access code to take the tests during the time frame above. Group leaders will receive the IDs and codes for their students by February 18, 2025.

For all other locations, please see the location information page for your site for testing dates.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration fees are in place for all who are registered from November 1, 2024 through January 6, 2026. From January 7, 2025 through the registration closing date for your location, the fee will be $5 more.

NOTE: Fees are due for everyone that is registered as of the posted registration deadline (based on the fee schedule below). After this date, no refunds will be given and de-registering someone, whether the group’s registration fees have been paid or not, will not reduce the amount owed for registration.

Mail payment to the National Service Center by the posted payment deadline of February 24, 2025 (or your convention’s deadline date for the one’s that close after this). 

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.

$45 per person, if registered November 1, 2024 – January 6, 2025
$5 more per person, if registered  January 6, 2025 or later (till closing date). 

$45 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 AND registered between November 1, 2024 and January 6, 2025.

$5 more per student participating as shown above if registered January 7, 2025 or later (till closing date).

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

No fee.

$20 (This helps cover awards).

Convention t-shirts are not included in the regular registration fee.  They are $16 each, $18 for 2X or larger, whether pre-ordered or purchased at convention. The only way to guarantee that you get the size you need is to pre-order it with your registration.  They must be paid along with registration in order to be packed for convention. 

Groups that are ONLY participating in pre-convention and year-round events AND not attending convention will be assessed a $25 shipping fee if their awards are to be mailed to them after convention.

$5 per person, added by the National Service Center after the registration deadline for your convention site. This is in addition to the fees noted above.


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