YouVersion Bible App Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This month, YouVersion celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Bible App, which was one of the first 200 free apps available when Apple launched the App Store on July 10, 2008. In the decade since, the Bible App has been downloaded on more than 330 million devices and in every country of the world.

Bibles For The World Campaign Addresses Bible Illiteracy

Bibles For The World (BFTW, www.biblesfortheworld.org), a global ministry focused on reaching unreached peoples with the gospel in developing countries, is tackling a disturbing and growing trend — Bible illiteracy in the United States. Launched earlier this year, BFTW’s ‘Learn the Bible in a Year’ program, a two-minute, daily radio feature that leads listeners from Genesis to Revelation in 365 programs, continues to gain momentum in the U.S.

Effort Seeks to Raise $1,000,000 for 100 Ministries

It’s All about Jesus is a one-year devotional, glorifying Him as “the Lamb of God” and “the Lion of Judah.” This book seeks to raise $100,000,000 for the spread the gospel throughout the world through 100 established ministries. Out of the 100 ministries, 50 ministries have been preselected. The other 50 ministries will be selected and chosen by anyone who wants to join this fundraiser in honor of Jesus.

Organizations Announce Campaign to Celebrate and Accelerate Gospel Movements

Movement.Org(formerly The New York City Leadership Center) and the Luis Palau Association announced this week a collaborative partnership to further global evangelism and united service efforts around the world. The two organizations share a deep commitment to engage city leaders in Christian unity and expand training in biblical evangelism. Together, with their combined network and experience, they are hoping to greatly expand their impact for the Gospel around the world.

ChurchSalary Embarks on Mission of Hope

Church Law & Tax, a ministry of Christianity Today, has just launched ChurchSalary, a new compensation-setting website. The site gives churches confidence in determining equitable compensation levels and provides church staff with clarity to ensure their pay is fair.

Group Responds to Challenges of Digital Age for Justice and Peace

As the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) celebrates its 50th anniversary, the organization continues to explore how communication can help advance justice and build peace.

Global Scripture Distribution Report 2017: One in 5 Bibles Distributed Online

More than 20% of all Bibles distributed by the United Bible Societies (UBS) fellowship in 2017 were downloaded from the internet. It’s the first time Scripture downloads have been recorded separately by Bible Societies – and it shows that online distribution is increasingly significant.

Empowered21 Global Council Meets in Johannesburg

Members of the Empowered21 Global Council began two days of meetings to hear reports of progress and updates from the fourteen E21 regional cabinets located on six continents and to plot the strategy for the future of the movement.

Ministry Seeks Evangelism Strategies During Event

Because open evangelism in Russia is now illegal, Mission Eurasia—a ministry equipping and mobilizing the next generation of Christian leaders in the region—will capitalize on a closing window of opportunity. The campaign will enlist Russian evangelical churches to distribute 100,000 Russian-language New Testaments to soccer fans who come to watch 2018 World Cup matches. The evangelistic campaign will coincide with the games, which start June 14 and conclude July 15.

A New Vision for Promise Keepers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Promise Keepers announces the appointment of their new Chairman of the Board, Ken Harrison. Harrison comes from a successful business background, having built and sold a national real estate company to Colliers International Valuation and then served as CEO of Valuation for five years.

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