Biblefresh consisted of a huge range of organisations: from small training providers to huge festivals, well-established colleges and publishers to new media agencies, tiny theatre companies to whole church streams. Partners spanned a number of denominations and were based across the whole of the UK.
It was really exciting and encouraging to unite such a diverse range of partners, with the same vision: to equip the church with the words of God in order to do the works of God.
Click on a letter below to view more information on each of the partners.
- 1 Alpha International
- 2 Authentic
- 3 Bangor Worldwide
- 4 Baptist Union
- 5 BeaconLight
- 6 Belfast Bible College
- 7 Bible Reading Fellowship
- 8 Bible Society
- 9 Bridge Builders
- 10 Cambridge University Press
- 11 Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission
- 12 Christian Education
- 13 Christian Nightlife Initiatives
- 14 Christian Publishing and Outreach
- 15 Christian Resources Exhibitions
- 16 Christian Television Association
- 17 Christianity Magazine
- 18 Church Mission Society (CMS)
- 19 Churches for All
- 20 Cliff College
- 21 CODEC
- 22 Cor Deo
- 23 Counties
- 24 CPAS
- 25 Cranmer Hall
- 26 Crown Financial Ministries (UK)
- 27 CWR
- 28 Damaris / deovox
- 29 Derek Prince Ministries
- 30 Elim Pentecostal Churches
- 31 Emerging Culture
- 32 Engageworship.org
- 33 Evangelical Alliance
- 34 Fellowship for Evangelising Britain’s Villages
- 35 Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)
- 36 Festive
- 37 Friends and Heroes
- 38 Friends International
- 39 Girls' Brigade in England and Wales
- 40 Global Action
- 41 HarperCollins
- 42 Highland Theological College
- 43 Hodder Faith
- 44 Ichthus Christian Fellowship
- 45 Inter-Varsity Press
- 46 International Christian College
- 47 Jubilee Centre
- 48 Keswick Conventions
- 49 King’s Bible College and Training Centre
- 50 Kingsway
- 51 KLICE, The Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics
- 52 Kore
- 53 Librarians' Christian Fellowship.
- 54 Living and Active
- 55 Living Leadership
- 56 London Institute for Contemporary Christianity
- 57 London School of Theology
- 58 Methodist Church
- 59 Monarch Books
- 60 Moorlands College
- 61 Mustard Seed Games
- 62 Nationwide Christian Trust
- 63 Network Christian Training Institute
- 64 New Horizons Ministries Ltd
- 65 New Testament Church of God - Leadership Training Centre
- 66 New Wine
- 67 Noahs Nanny Goat Productions
- 68 Open Doors UK & Ireland
- 69 Open the Book
- 70 OSCAR
- 71 Partake Ministries
- 72 Paternoster
- 73 Pioneer
- 74 Precept Ministries NI
- 75 Precept Ministries Scotland
- 76 Precept Ministries UK
- 77 Prospects
- 78 Re:Creation
- 79 Redcliffe College
- 80 Richmond World Holidays
- 81 Saltmine Trust
- 82 SAT-7
- 83 Scottish Bible Society
- 84 Scripture Union
- 85 Scripture Union Northern Ireland
- 86 Scripture Union Scotland
- 87 SGM Lifewords
- 88 Share Creative
- 89 Share Jesus International
- 90 Soul Survivor
- 91 Spring Harvest
- 92 Spurgeon's College
- 93 St John's College, Durham
- 94 St John's College, Nottingham
- 95 St Mellitus
- 96 Stewardship
- 97 STL Distribution
- 98 story4all
- 99 Summer Madness
- 100 Tearfund
- 101 The Baptist Union of Scotland
- 102 The Bible Network
- 103 The Bible Society in Northern Ireland
- 104 The Church of England
- 105 The Faith Mission Bible College
- 106 The Good Book Company
- 107 The Salvation Army
- 108 Torch Trust
- 109 Trinity College Bristol
- 110 Twenty-four Seven Prayer (24-7 Prayer)
- 111 United Christian Broadcasters
- 112 Unlock
- 113 Urban Saints
- 114 Walk Through the Bible
- 115 WEST
- 116 Wycliffe Bible Translators
- 117 Youth for Christ
- 118 Youthwork Magazine
The vision for Alpha International is to play our part in the re-evangelisation of the nations and the transformation of society. We want everyone to have the opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus by going on an Alpha course near where they live, work or study.
We are so pleased to be a part of this exciting initiative which we hope will bring fresh perspective on the relevance for the Bible in our daily lives and for the world today.
— Nicky Gumbel
Authentic Media are committed to publishing good quality Christian literature in a variety of genres from our Authentic kids range through to Bibles and academic books.
The Biblefresh program is a great testimony to the Church’s aim of equipping the body of Christ for faithful service through Bible teaching. We are thrilled to be involved.
— Rob Bootes MD Authentic Media Ltd
The Bangor Worldwide takes place during the last week of August and is unique in the British Isles, being the only purely mission-focused Christian event - running for for eight days, and aimed at challenging Christians to pray; to give; and, in many cases, also to go and serve God across the world.
The Bangor Worldwide is delighted to be involved in supporting the Biblefresh initiative, especially as it coincides with our 75th anniversary year in 2011.
— Eddie Currie
Baptist Union of Great Britain is a union of over 2000 baptist churches in the UK, offering resources to churches and individuals.
The Baptist Union encourages Christians everywhere to engage with the Bible as the life-giving Word of God. We fully endorse the Biblefresh initiative and its aim to re-connect the Church in the UK with the Bible.
— Ian Bunce, Head of Mission
BeaconLight exists to promote and encourage the expression of the Christian faith as determined by the Holy Bible through various online and print resources which are made available on a free or not-for-profit basis.
BibleFresh is an important and pivotal initiative to re-establish God's Word as the key to effective gospel ministry and church growth.
— Revd Dr Paul Adams - Chairman BeaconLight Trust
Belfast Bible College is called to be a welcoming community in which God works to form his people by integrating spiritual, academic and practical education rooted in his Word, for growth in Christian life and service, locally and around the World.
We at Belfast Bible College are deeply committed to making the Bible ‘fresh’ again for this generation and if the church is ready to embrace it, this initiative has the potential to radically renew biblical literacy in our land.
— David Shepherd
Resourcing the spiritual journey of adults and children since 1922, BRF produces an extensive and varied range of material to enable individuals and communities to grow in Christian discipleship.
As an organisation committed to helping people of all ages to engage with the Bible, we at BRF are delighted to be part of BibleFresh. We’re excited at the opportunities that BibleFresh offers people to encounter the word of God afresh, and look forward to playing our part to make it the success it deserves to be.
— Richard Fisher
Bible Society exists to make the Bible heard. We aim to show how the Bible connects with life. We make Scriptures available where there are none and we work with the Church to help it live out the Bible's message. We do this because Bible poverty is real. And fighting it matters.
The Bible has become toxic for many in British society and the confidence of Christians to rely on their Scriptures publicly has consequently been knocked. Biblefresh will help confidence recovery.
— Ann Holt
Cambridge University Press is a leading academic and educational publisher with a global reach. The world’s oldest publishing house, Cambridge has been publishing the Bible ever since 1591, and now offers a broad choice of versions, formats and styles to suit various needs.
Cambridge University Press joins Biblefresh in celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Version and in encouraging greater engagement with the Bible today.
— Christopher Wright, Bibles Director
The Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission is based at Redcliffe College, Centre for Mission Training, and engages in research, teaching, writing and speaking on mission in the Bible and the Bible in mission thinking, practice and training. For further information please visit the Centre’s website.
My prayer for Biblefresh is that it will excite and equip God’s people to engage with God’s Word for the sake of God’s world and God’s glory. An excellent initiative!
— Tim Davy
Christian Education produces Christian resources for individuals, families and churches
We're excited about the opportunities Bible Fresh will give Christians to rediscover the Bible and equip themselves for the challenges we face in our multicultural society.
— Peter Fishpool, CE Chief Executive Officer
Christian Nightlife Initiatives Network is an organisation which helps anyone who is ministering within the night time economy, whether as a Street Angels project, a night café to the homeless, or even Chaplaincy to a lap dancing club. Their aim is to support the exciting work done by volunteers week by week which goes on up and down the country to forward the mission to God to those often missed from our church radar. CNI is an umbrella organisation for many of these projects, which are all locally driven, providing a bigger and more strategic picture for local projects to link into.
I'm delighted that Christian Nightlife Initiatives is able to be a partner of Biblefresh as we seek to fall again in love in the scripture. It is important that for Christians to be effective, they need to work in partnership and this is a clear example of this. Biblefresh is a bold and creative expression and I look forward to hearing of the exciting projects and initiatives, and more importantly deeper love for God which flows out of it.
— Adam May, National Director of Development of Christian Nightlife Initiatives
CPO is the UK's leading supplier of publicity and outreach resources to the Church, as well as publishing Inspire and Woman Alive magazines
We're delighted to partner with Biblefresh in providing ideas, resources and inspiration to help churches rediscover and live out God's Word in today's world."
— Paul Slide, Managing Director, CPO
CRE is the UK's largest and most successful Christian exhibition for equipping and resourcing Churches and Christian ministries. Events are held across the United Kingdom. The largest is the annual event held at Sandown Park, Esher with over 12,400 visitors and 370 exhibitors in 2009.
It's a privilege to be able to support and encourage the vision of Biblefresh through CRE.
— Steve Briars, Event & Programme Director
For 30 years Christian Television Association has been producing programmes that effectively communicate the reality of Jesus. These are made available on DVD as well as being broadcast on satellite and terrestrial television worldwide.
We in CTA are passionate about communicating to relevance of the Bible today, and encouraging the reading and application of the scriptures. To this end we are delighted to partner with the Biblefresh initiative.
— Malcolm Turner
Equipping, encouraging and informing you about the real issues facing Christians today.
What's more important than applying what we read in scripture into actions that influence our daily life?
— John Buckeridge, Senior Editor, Christianity magazine
Church Mission Society (CMS) is committed to supporting global prophetic mission – Sharing Jesus and Changing Lives by making disciples, resourcing leaders and transforming communities.
‘The Bible is the Christian’s manifesto for mission – read it, believe, live it!’ At CMS we commend the work and ministry of Biblefresh in making the Bible more accessible and readily available to people of all cultures.
— Mike Burke
CfA is a consortium of national Christian disability charities that seeks to enable disabled people to have a voice in the Church and develop and utilise their gifts to bless themselves and the Church.
Making the word of God accessible is fundamental to mission and it is very fitting that the 400th anniversary of the KJV, designed to bring the words of Scripture to men and women in a language they understood, should be celebrated by this Biblefresh initiative and stimulate us to think of how all men and women can be reached by the words of life.
— John Naudé
Cliff College is a Evangelical Bible College set in the Peak District which offers a wide range of mission based courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
Biblefresh is an exciting initiative which will help people to encounter in a new way the message of the Bible for the world in which we live.
— Dr Chris Blake
Cor Deo is a mentored biblical and theological training programme seeking to multiply ministry that shares God's heart.
At Cor Deo we long for many more people to discover the power of the Bible and to be captivated by the loving God who gave it to us. We are glad to endorse BibleFresh and hope many will draw closer to the heart of God as a result!
— Peter Mead
Counties exists to present "Life in all its fullness: locally & nationally" through our full time evangelists, exhibitions and resources in biblically faithful and culturally relevant ways.
Without the Bible we have nothing to declare! The powerful, living and active Word of God needs to be rediscovered by every generation and Biblefresh is here to help achieve this.
— John Wilkes
CPAS is an Anglican evangelical mission agency which, since 1836, has existed to help local churches be effective in sharing the good news of Jesus with men, women and children, and today does with a focus on leadership development.
CPAS has always embraced an evangelical understanding of and commitment to Scripture, and therefore welcomes Biblefresh and any other initiatives that will increase biblical literacy, understanding and teaching throughout the UK in both private and public arenas.
— Martyn Sargeant
Cranmer Hall is an Anglican Theological College in the North East of England. It is one part of St. John's College, Durham, an independent Christian foundation within Durham University.
Engagement with God through engagement with Scripture – that’s the goal, and Biblefresh offers energy and enthusiasm to get there
— Dr Richard Briggs, Director of Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics, Cranmer Hall
Crown Financial Ministries (UK) is a Christian charity, part of an international organisation, that has been, for over 30 years, providing money education based on the Bible. Our Vision is to see followers of Christ, in the UK, faithfully living by God’s financial principles in every area of their lives.
The Bible is our manufacturer’s handbook offering practical guidance on how to live our lives. Crown have identified 2350 verses in the Bible that deal with money wealth and possessions. A key part of Crown’s mission is to encourage Christians to personally study the bible. We are really excited to be a partner of biblefresh as we seek to equip Christians to learn and apply God’s financial principles.
— Mark Lloydbottom
CWR was founded as a Christian ministry in 1965 by Selwyn Hughes. Since then, we have grown into an international publishing and training organisation which seeks to enable people to apply God's word to everyday life and relationships. In addition to the variety of courses we offer, we produce a wide range of high-quality resources including daily devotionals, books, videos, audio cassettes and other inspirational items.
CWR as a ministry is committed to helping people of all ages read, experience and apply the Bible to their lives on a daily basis and welcomes this new Bible Fresh Initiative.
— Mick Brooks
Damaris is a charity that helps people relate the Christian faith and contemporary culture. Deovox is a unique audio bible study podcast that relates God’s Word to today’s world. The Damaris Trust is the organization that distributes deovox.
The Bible is as relevant today as it has always been - so the challenge of Biblefresh is not to "make the Bible relevant" but to "help people discover the relevance of the Bible today and always"
— Nick Pollard
Elim is a growing network of 550 Pentecostal churches in the UK
Biblefresh is a creative and timely initiative. Anything that encourages the Church to enthusiastically engage with the Scriptures has to be at the centre of God's purpose for his people.
— John Glass, General Superintendent, Elim Pentecostal Churches
Emerging Culture is committed to raising up a generation who are dedicated to mission and passionate about justice.
Biblefresh is an exciting and inspiring initiative which we are delighted to be part of. We encourage everyone to get involved in experiencing, reading and engaging with the powerful word of God.
— Dot Tyler
engageworship.org exists to resource and train for innovative, creative worship; which includes fresh resources for reading and reflecting on the Bible, and using scripture in corporate praise.
Biblefresh is a really exciting movement for helping us to engage with Scripture in life-changing ways. It's great to see so many people working together, with so much passion and creativity around God's word.
— Sam Hargreaves
Uniting Evangelicals to present Christ credibly as good news for spiritual and social transformation.
My prayer is that for tens of thousands of us the Bible will come alive in new ways during 2011 - and that Biblefresh will profoundly affect the way we as Christians across the UK engage in our spiritual journey.
— Steve Clifford
Our aim is to proclaim and live out the gospel of Jesus Christ in the villages of Britain, in order to establish effective Christian witness.
Biblefresh has the exciting potential to breathe new life into our churches and village communities; an opportunity not to be missed.
— Paul Jarrett
The FIEC serves a network of 510 bible-centred churches in the UK, equipping and encouraging them to glorify Christ and extend his kingdom by proclaiming the gospel in their communities.
I am very encouraged by the BibleFresh initiative. There is no greater need than for Christians and non-Christians alike to hear again the living and active word of God in the Scriptures. In the past the Bible has had a dramatic impact in shaping the life and culture of our nation, and we need to recapture this in our generation. The 400th anniversary of the King James Bible is an ideal opportunity to remember both what we have lost, and to pray that in God’s mercy we might regain it.
— John Stevens , Director
Festive is a Christian Initiative supporting students and staff in Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges to live passionately for Jesus.
What a wonderful opportunity to partner with so many dedicated to getting the Bible open and read. Jesus opened the Scriptures to his disciples and their hearts were stirred. We look forward to seeing how God’s living and active word will stir the hearts of his young disciples today – and make new ones!
— Toni Coulton
Friends and Heroes aims to bring accurate and exciting Bible stories to a new generation of children in a format they love – through TV!
We are thrilled to partner with Biblefresh as it is so closely aligned with what we are trying to do at Friends and Heroes. We pray that many people, and especially children, will discover the Bible-a-fresh through this initiative.
— David and Alison Dorricott, Executive Producers Friends and Heroes
Friends International, in partnership with local churches, seeks to reach international students in the UK with friendship and the opportunity to respond to the message of Jesus Christ, and return home with the desire and skills to spread the Gospel in their own country and throughout the world
Girls’ Brigade works to see lives and communities transformed and enriched as individuals seek, serve and follow Jesus.
Bible Fresh is stirring those of us in ministry amongst youth and children to think about how our ministries engage with the Bible and how we inspire young people to know, love and live God’s word in their generation. Biblefresh has this desire at its heart – let’s get going!’
— Ruth Gilson
HarperCollins is one of the world’s foremost English-language publishers, offering the best quality content right across the spectrum, with Christian titles including the Good News Bible, English Standard Version, Mission Praise, and the works of C. S. Lewis.
The Bible remains as relevant today as ever, and we expect the Biblefresh initiative to play an important role in reminding everyone of this.
— Sam Richardson, Editorial Director
Highland Theological College UHI exists to provide opportunities for men and women to study the Christian faith from an evangelical and Reformed perspective, in the context of a worshipping community. HTC is an academic partner of the UHI Millennium Institute, a higher education institute which aims to create the first ever university in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Today's Church in the UK desperately needs to re-engage with the message of Scripture in all its fullness, wealth, majesty and relevance. BibleFresh is an exciting new project encouraging engagement with the Bible on every level. Our prayer is that it will positively impact the Church both today and for generations to come.
— Hector Morrison
Hodder Faith is the UK’s largest Christian publisher and exists to provide a platform for Christian views to be expressed with an intelligent, challenging and creative voice.
As the publishers of the UK’s most popular Bible translation we are tremendously excited by the opportunity to get alongside so many different organisations in shouting about the relevance of the Bible in today’s world.
— Ian Metcalfe, Publisher, Hodder Faith
Ichthus is a church fellowship in London, a national network of churches, a training centre and overseas mission fellowship committed to words, works and wonders to contribute to the evangelization of the world.
Biblefresh inspires men and women to breathe in God’s inspired words.
— Roger Forster
Inter-Varsity Press publishes Christian books that are true to the Bible and that communicate the gospel, develop discipleship and strengthen the church for its mission in the world.
IVP’s vision and aim is to provide resources that help people to dig deeper into the Bible so that it can ‘change their world’. We endorse enthusiastically this exciting venture and encourage churches to take hold of this outstanding opportunity to proclaim the good news of the gospel to all those who need to hear its life-changing message.
— Brian Wilson
International Christian College is a Bible and theological college in Scotland, equipping our students to make connections between God's word and God's world, and then to live out those connections in practice.
At ICC we are excited about the potential of Biblefresh to encourage Christians to re-connect, or maybe connect for the first time, with the word of God, and to experience it impacting their lives.
— David Miller, Vice-Principal
The Jubilee Centre is a social reform organisation that seeks to demonstrate the continued relevance of biblical principles to the social, economic and political challenges facing individuals, families and society today.
The Jubilee Centre has always sought to help believers be salt and light in society by applying the Bible afresh, so welcomes this new initiative to encourage people to take a fresh look at what God has revealed about us, himself and how we can best live.
— John Hayward
The Keswick Convention is the oldest of the UK's annual Bible conventions held in what is arguably the most beautiful corner of England; the Lake District. Over 3 weeks some 10,000 people will be encouraged and empowered by its rich mix of teaching, worship and relaxation.
'The Living Word’ has been at the heart of Keswick Convention since the very beginning. I am delighted that ‘Biblefresh’ is bringing the Bible to the heart of the nation, communities and churches once again, not only for 2011 but beyond !
— David Bradley, General Director, Keswick Ministries
Based in Oxford, King’s Bible College and Training Centre is devoted to training generations of disciples around the world to think theologically, live reflectively and make a difference in the world.
The Bible is for living! KBCTC is very excited by this initiative to bring the Bible alive in a fresh way to a generation desperately in need of finding their place in God’s story. We commend this vision and are thoroughly committed to partnering with others in this cause.
— Simon Shaw
Tracing it’s music heritage to 1969, Kingsway today is known as a leader in Worship Music. As the creator of Thank You Music, and latterly in partnership with EMI its catalogue includes songs such as Here I Am to Worship, In Christ Alone, Everlasting God and Blessed Be Your Name to name a few. Kingsway’s songs are sung in more than 300,000 churches worldwide accounting for over 30% of CCLI’s (Church Copyright Licensing International) bestseller list. With writers and artists like Tim Hughes, Matt Redman, Delirious?, Graham Kendrick and Stuart Townend, Kingsway is dedicated to feeding the Church with songs that will change the world. As the music arm of David C Cook, a nonprofit organisation located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, the monies that Kingsway and Cook make are used to provide discipleship and music materials free of charge to church leaders in developing parts of the world who wouldn’t be able to get them any other way.
The Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE) aims to contribute a Christian perspective to public debates about ethics in the UK. We carry out and encourage biblically based research into ethics. And then we communicate this research accessibly through books, articles, training courses and day conferences for churches and groups such as doctors, lawyers, businesspeople and postgraduate students. Please feel free to contact us if we can serve your group or church.
Our hope and prayer is that people today will search the Scriptures for God's moral wisdom about how to live in the light of Christ. Biblefresh is an excellent initiative to encourage us all to go more deeply in that search and I warmly endorse it.
— Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Director, KLICE
KORE exists to creatively equip the church, engage with emerging culture and explore new ideas in mission, worship and discipleship.
The Bible, whilst revealing the mysteries of God, also gives us a very real picture of what it means to be human. Biblefresh gives us the opportunity to come together and foster an environment where its words and stories speak in to and transform our culture.
— Juls Hollidge, Managing Director KORE
An association of Christians in library, information and archive work.
LCF is delighted to be a partner of Biblefresh, to promote both Bible reading and a greater understanding of the Scriptures and to encourage libraries to stage exhibitions and book displays marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
— Louise Manners
Living and Active (used to describe the word of God in Hebrews 4:12) is about communicating scripture creatively to reach new audiences, or old ones in new ways. What does it mean for words to be made flesh? The focus here is performance, telling the Bible neat, re-worded, scripted, recorded or filmed. Abby Guinness and others share resources, ideas and useful links for helping the words engage, and getting them off the page and onto the stage.
The Bible is the big story of God and this world, and how we fit into it. There couldn't be anything more important. And yet many of us find it so difficult to access. I¹m thrilled that Biblefresh exists; joining forces and pooling resources will serve to enthuse us, and put more tools in our hands for engaging with a life-changing text. One changed life at a time could change the world...
— Abby Guinness
LICC works to equip Christians and churches with the vision, the biblical wisdom and practical skills to live as missional disciples in every area of contemporary life – helping to make a transformative difference, not only to people’s lives, but to society as a whole.
LICC is praying that God will be pleased to use the Biblefresh initiative to renew his people with a fresh vision of how the whole of Scripture embraces the whole of our lives, and then equip us to live it out faithfully, in his name, wherever we find ourselves in his world.
— Mark Greene, Executive Director
London School of Theology's mission is to provide world-class theological education to equip people to have a strategic influence for Christ.
Biblefresh has the potential to do something truly significant for individuals, for the Church and even for the wider community. I am delighted to commend and be a part of this excellent initiative.
— Simon Steer, Principal LST
The Methodist Church in Britain has about 265,000 members and has regular contact with around 800,000 people. It has about 5,800 churches in Great Britain, and also maintains links with other Methodist churches, totalling a worldwide membership of 70 million.
We hope and pray that our partnership with Biblefresh will be part of our listening to God, and paying proper attention to God's Word. In this way we hope we can grow as disciples and serve wherever the world needs God's justice and peace.
— Alison Tomlin, President of the Methodist Conference 2010-2011
Monarch provides books to help the church reach the world – this is our identity and driving force.
Biblefresh is a remarkable initiative. The Bible lies behind so much of our publishing output and this is a golden opportunity to celebrate it properly.
— Tony Collins
Moorlands College exists to equip people, passionate about Jesus Christ, to impact the church and the world.
Our great need is to know the Word of the Lord so that through it we may know the Lord of the Word. Biblefresh will encourage to do just that. I heartily commend it.
— Steve Brady
Mustard Seed Games aim to plant seeds of faith and Bible knowledge in children, teenagers and adults in a fun way, by playing games and sharing activities together.
All the team at Mustard Seed Games are excited to be part of the Biblefresh initiative, as we share in the vision to provide relevant, enjoyable and accessible ways to learn about the Bible.
— Frances Duffy and Linda Artus, Founders and CEO of Mustard Seed Games
To help and encourage people nationwide in their journey of faith- through the ministry of Bible resources, pastoral care, teaching seminars and prayer support.
Rediscovering the transformational power of the Bible in the 21st century is vital if the Church is to become the dynamic organism God intends. Biblefresh has the potential of playing a key part in seeing this happen.
— Andy Twilley, Director of Nationwide Christian Trust
The training institute has sprung out of the work of The Bible Network where we have recognised a need for 'the Christian ordinary man in the street' to have a chance to gain a Bible education without having to go to Bible School.
This organisation is meeting a real need amongst people worldwide, and is making a life-changing difference to so many individuals
— John Savage
New Horizon is a seven day Christian family conference held each summer in Northern Ireland, the aim of which is to provide a balanced ministry of biblical teaching, worship and praise, and challenge to service through the Church.
New Horizon welcomes the Biblefresh initiative as it seeks to encourage the Church to re-engage with the Bible and help many encounter it for the first time
— James Smyth
The Leadership Training Centre provides ministry-related education and training to Pastors and key leaders for personal enrichment and ministerial professional development.
Biblefresh is most definitely a vision for our time and the now generation who need to experience the transforming power of the Word.
— Eric Brown
New Wine is a movement of churches working together to change the nation. Through our network of church leaders and our summer conferences, training events and resources, our vision is to see Christians experiencing the joy of worshipping God, the freedom of following Jesus and the power of being filled with the Spirit. We want to see churches renewed, strengthened and planted, living out the word of God in every aspect of life, serving God by reaching the lost, broken and poor, and demonstrating the good news of the Kingdom of God to all.
The Bible is still a bestseller in our country, yet to many it is an unread book on their bookshelves, or simply a wonderful piece of Elizabethan English. God wants his book to be read, his voice to be heard, his love to be experienced and his plans for our lives to be discovered. We are praying that this Biblefresh initiative will give fresh impetus for all that…and more!
— John Coles, Director of New Wine
Noahs Nanny Goat Productions has been set up to provide high quality and innovative biblical theatre to churches and other groups seeking to experience the Bible in new ways.
Bible Fresh is a very exciting opportunity for everyone to engage with the Bible in new and creative ways. If you have never experienced scripture through music, art, film or live performance, 2011 is the year to do it.
— James Robinson, Founder - Noahs Nanny Goat Productions
The ministry of Open Doors began in 1955 when God called a young Dutchman to act on the basis of Revelation 3:2: "Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die." He went to Poland and discovered a church under threat behind the Iron Curtain, and desperately longing for the Word of God. Right now millions of Christians are at risk of persecution around the world. Open Doors is active in around 45 countries, supplying Bibles, leadership training, Scripture-based literacy programmes and support for Christians suffering for their faith.
Brother Andrew – the founder of Open Doors once said: ‘Go through the Bible, and let the Bible go through you.’ When that happens we are inspired to share our faith and follow Jesus wherever it takes us, whatever it costs, and to be people who give Jesus their ultimate allegiance and live out his life and values. Biblefresh aims to do just that!
— Eddie Lyle
OSCAR provides information, advice and resources for all Christians engaged or interested in cross-cultural mission work, at home or overseas.
OSCAR is delighted to both support Biblefresh and promote it to our network. The motivation for mission begins with God's word and we're always looking for new ways to contextualise this for today's society and cultures.
— Mike Frith
Paternoster aims to serve the church by publishing theologically informed, thought-provoking books aimed at thinking Christians.
The Biblefresh program is a great testimony to the Church’s aim of equipping the body of Christ for faithful service through Bible teaching. We are thrilled to be involved.
— Rob Bootes, Authentic Media
Pioneer is a network of networks, teams and hubs working together in mission and church planting in the UK and abroad.
Pioneer treasures the Bible as the living Word of God. We are excited to be part of Biblefresh and eagerly expect to see God at work through this movement.
— Billy Kennedy
We exist to establish people in God’s Word through equipping them with simple Inductive Bible study skills to help them discover truth for themselves.
The Bible is the living breath of God. Biblefresh, in seeking to re-engage the church with the Bible offers us a fresh opportunity to hear God speak and ultimately to transform our churches as we respond.
— Valerie Murphy
Precept Ministries Scotland exists to help people to discover truth for themselves, establishing them in God’s Word through inductive Bible study.
We are thrilled to take part in the work of Biblefresh, to help people in Scotland rediscover the relevance of the Bible in our daily lives.
— Ian and Anna Bartholomew, National Coordinators
Our mission is to ‘Establish people in God’s Word, so that they live as exemplary followers of Jesus Christ, studying the Bible inductively, viewing the world Biblically, making disciples intentionally, and serving the church faithfully in the power of the Holy Spirit.’
If we are to know our God then we must read the Bible. There are no shortcuts. ‘Those who know God will display strength and take action’ (Daniel 11:32b). Biblefresh seeks to motivate us all to do just this for the sake of our nation. We wholeheartedly endorse this initiative and pray that the countless thousands across this land will respond.
— Nigel and Molly Watts
Prospects is a Christian voluntary organisation that supports people with learning disabilities so that they live their lives to the full.
Prospects is delighted to be involved with the BibleFresh initiative especially as its intention is to enable the Word of God to be available in an accessible way to everyone. This initiative strikes at the very heart of what mission is about and by Gods grace will hit people where it hurts – our hearts!
— Paul Ashton
Composed in 2007 by David Perkins with Libretto using only modern biblical language complied and edited by Derek Wensley, Re:Creation was premiered at St John's, Smith Square, London in 2009. Re:Creation retells Salvation history in five parts : God’s Creativity released…recognised…resisted…restored…renewed.
Re:Creation Music is delighted to be part of Biblefresh enabling choirs to take 21st Century audiences through the story of scripture in 100 minutes.
— Derek Wensley & David Perkins
Redcliffe College, Centre for Mission Training provides specialised undergraduate and postgraduate cross-cultural training, preparing people from around the world to serve God anywhere.
It is essential that God’s missional people (that’s all of us!) have a passion for and confidence in the Bible. Biblefresh is a fantastic initiative and we are delighted and privileged to endorse it.
— Rob Hay
Richmond World Holidays provides a range of quality overseas destinations – skiing to sailing, River Cruises to Bible Tours, Mediterranean to Wintersun – all with Christian staff and Bible-teaching ministry leaders on every week – for your relaxation and enjoyment, spiritual uplifting and to God’s glory.
We, at Richmond World Holidays, offer Word-based, Christ-centred ministry on all our holidays and are greatly excited by the opportunity to celebrate the translation of the Bible into our own language. Providing holidays in different parts of the world – including a programme of Bible Lands Tours in 2011 - is a great chance to rejoice with brothers and sisters across the globe whilst being inspired with great Bible teaching. We warmly commend BibleFresh.
— Ben Turner
Saltmine Theatre Company passionately believes in the power of theatre to enhance lives. Through their productions, people from all ages and backgrounds can experience something different and be changed for the better. The Company has been touring professionally in theatres, schools and churches across the UK since it was established in 1985. Using its 16 actors it staged 477 performances of 18 different productions throughout 2009.
As a pioneering creative organisation Saltmine are delighted to support an initiative that exists to creatively communicate the Christian message.
— David Robinson
SAT-7 is transforming lives in the Middle East through inspirational, educational and informative Christian satellite television programmes made by and for the people of the Middle East and North Africa.
SAT-7 is passionate about presenting the Gospel to people in culturally relevant ways across the Arabic, Farsi and Turkish speaking world and as such is delighted to partner with Biblefresh and so many other organisations engaged in helping God’s word reach new people across the world.
— Rachel Fadipe
Our vision is to see communities and cultures transformed as people encounter God in the Bible
In our 21st Century culture we have managed to sideline the Bible. Even in the church we have tamed and domesticated the Bible and fail to grasp how interesting, exciting, disturbing, challenging and relevant it is. Biblefresh comes at a good to time to help us rediscover the thrill of the Bible as it connects us to God.
— Elaine Duncan
Scripture Union is a Christian volunteer mission agency working in schools, churches and communities to proclaim the good news of Jesus to children and young people and to help people of all ages to meet God daily through the Bible.
Scripture Union is thrilled to be supporting the Biblefresh initiative. Our vision is for every Christian every Christian to be engaging enthusiastically with the Bible and growing in their faith and Biblefresh is one more wonderful way in which this vision can be realised.
— Keith Civval
Scripture Union Northern Ireland - making God's Good News known to children, young people and families.
Biblefresh - One Year looking at One Book that really can change lives! I think Biblefresh is an exciting opportunity to help us know God more.
— Helen Warnock General Director of SUNI
Scripture Union Scotland works in schools, through residential events and local church-based missions to help all the children and young people of Scotland to explore and respond to the significance of Jesus Christ for their lives.
When a child in a Scottish school struggles to remember the person commemorated at Easter; when a trainee minister struggles to find the book of Philippians in their Bible; when our constant temptation is to be falsely relevant rather than to tell the Story – we desperately need Biblefresh. Bring it on.
— Andy Bathgate
SGM Lifewords is a creative agency working so that the Bible’s life words are seen, heard, and experienced as a positive contribution to our lives together in communities and as individuals.
A Bible-formed imagination is vital to fresh and effective engagement with our culture. We hope Biblefresh will help to create not just more Bible-knowers, but Bible-imaginers, and Bible-doers, inspired into kingdom-building action through the Bible’s life words.
— Neil Crosbie, Chief Executive
In addition to working with a number of great organisations on their design and communication, Share Creative is pioneering innovative and engaging projects that unpack the Jesus story. These have included The Natwivity, Easter(LIVE) and Special Someone. You can follow Share Creative on Twitter: @sharecreative
It is essential that we continue to engage with the creative story of the Bible. I am excited that the Biblefresh initiative is championing creative projects that encourage people to engage with this story, whether that's for those experiencing it for the first time or those who know it well.
— Huw Tyler, Share Creative
SJI is a Christian charity committed to helping the church engage missionally with the world.
The heart of Soul Survivor is to envision young people of all denominations to capture first a vision of Jesus, and then to equip, train, empower and release them into his ministry in their every day lives.
Anything that aims to unite us in getting into God's Word in a serious way is something that needs to be cheered on, embraced and encouraged in every way. Biblefresh is just such an initiative. We whole heartedly support it and are deeply challenged by it!
— Mike Pilavachi
Spring Harvest is an annual event which brings together the knowledge, experience and wisdom of inspirational speakers to provide in-depth Bible teaching, vibrant worship, practical seminars and age-streamed programmes for children.
We're delighted to be part of the Biblefresh initiative. Anything which gets us all reading the bible more, understanding the bible more and applying the bible more to every day life gets our full support.
— Wendy Beech-Ward
Spurgeon's College is a theological seminary and graduate school preparing Christians for the Church's mission and ministry in the contemporary world. As an evangelical seminary, in membership with the Baptist Union of Great Britain and situated in London, Spurgeon's College is committed to studying and understanding the gospel of Jesus Christ as witnessed to by the Scriptures, and the challenges of the world in which this gospel is to be proclaimed. In doing this it combines classical and contemporary emphases in theology and ministry in serving the church. We prepare people to serve as leaders, in this country and overseas, in Baptist churches, in wider Christian mission and in churches of other denominations.
St John’s College Nottingham is a registered charity established in 1863 offering full time and part time, residential and distance learning courses for ordinands, theology students and clergy.
It is so important to help deepen knowledge and understanding for all who teach the Bible and encourage more Christians to read the Bible regularly. The aims of the initiative reflect perfectly much of the training we provide at St John’s. I am passionate about making the Bible more accessible and providing creative ways for people to engage with a fresh perspective. Future leaders of the church need to be equipped to help make the Bible understood to people from all walks of life. Our passion is to make this happen.
— Christina Baxter
A theological college of the Church of England that trains ordinands and lay Christians and is committed to excellence in theology, innovation in training and the shaping of Christian character.
The Bible has shaped our culture in ways we are hardly even aware of. Biblefresh looks set to become a major resource to re-acquaint the church and society with the text of Scripture, old but always new.
— Graham Tomlin
Stewardship make it easy for Christians to give generously and help Churches, charities and individuals to operate excellently. Visit the website to find out more.
Stewardship are proud and excited to support Biblefresh and, specifically, to help the UK church give generously to Bible translation projects in Burkina Faso. Biblefresh will take us one step further to a world transformed by the power of God's word.
— Michael O’Neill
STL Distribution is one of Europe’s leading supplier of English language Christian products, offering specialised sources of supply for the Christian book trade.
2011 is an exciting year for everyone who has been touched by the Bible. We at STL Distribution are thrilled to be part of the Biblefresh initiative and pleased to be able to support Bible engagement through the Christian Retail industry in the UK and Europe. The Bible is at the heart of our ministry and by supplying a broad range of Bibles and Bible related product our prayer is to see many people desire to read God's word and through it either come to faith in Christ or develop in their Christian pathway.
— Ken Munro
story4all exists to inform, mobilise and provide resources for the Body of Christ as she reaches out to this generation with the Gospel message in a way that is relevant and understood, with particular focus on the 75% of this world's population, who cannot, or prefer not, to read.
With our love for the Story (Word) of God, and a desire to see it understood by a nation that has largely lost sight of the answers and life found within it, we are thrilled that Biblefresh has been born to help us rediscover the Bible and reconnect its eternal message to our lives. We add our support to this effort to reach EVERYONE - including the majority of people in our land who are non-readers.
— Bryan Thompson
We are Christians passionate about the local church bringing justice and transforming lives - overcoming global poverty. So our ten-year vision is to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 local churches.
We're very pleased to partner with Biblefresh - because we're excited about the prospect of more Christians meaningfully engaging with God's word; and through that being equipped and enabled to bring transformation to a world that desperately needs it.
— Paul Brigham
The Baptist Union of Scotland is a family of 164 Baptist Churches scattered throughout Scotland. We offer support, encouragement and resources to our 12,000 members, ministers and chaplains.
We are delighted to be part of the Bible Fresh initiative and pray for the radical impact of the living word of God as it is set free in our nation again.
— Rev Alan Donaldson, General Director, Baptist Union of Scotland
We believe that God's Word changes lives, and that when the Gospel touches peoples hearts, individuals, communities, even whole countries can change. While we do place millions of Scriptures they are never mass-distributed. By careful planning we put them at the lowest possible cost into the hands of Christians who are crying out for them, often despite adverse conditions or hostile authorities
This organisation is meeting a real need amongst people worldwide, and is making a life-changing difference to so many individuals
— John Savage
The Bible Society in Northern Ireland has been creating access to the Bible worldwide for over 200 years through translation and distribution, and is concerned to develop a love for God’s Story among Christians in the Northern Ireland community.
Bible Fresh is an opportunity to challenge our attitude to the Bible in our churches and in our personal lives, so that we might know what we believe and live out that belief in confidence for others to see.
— John Doherty
The Faith Mission Bible College is committed to providing a biblical, spiritual, practical and academic preparation for men and women for Gospel ministry.
Any venture that encourages the reading and studying of God’s Word is worthy of the support of all believers and we are glad to do so.
— Rev John D Brand
At the Good Book Company, we strive to produce resources, training and tools for Christian growth and outreach that are faithful to the Bible, contemporary in feel and communicate God's wonderful saving message powerfully to our modern world.
The Good Book Company is delighted to be part of the Biblefresh initiative. We are praying that through it, many Christians will be reconnected with God's life and health-giving word, and many who do not yet know Jesus Christ will hear the Bible's message of grace in a new and dynamic way.
— Tim Thornborough
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human need in his name without discrimination.
I am encouraged to see this fresh focus on the Bible, as well as the plans to encourage people of all ages to engage afresh with Scripture. My prayer is that renewal will come as His people respond to the living word of God.
— Commissioner John Matear, Territorial Commander. United Kingdom with the Republic of Ireland Territory.
Torch Trust aims to overcome sight loss as a barrier to finding a personal fiath in Christ and to living a fulfilled Christian life.
The Torch Trust endorses whole heartedly, Biblefresh's inspired initiative to encourage everyone, whatever their language, culture or ability to access the life-giving message of the Bible.
— Dr. Gordon Temple
Trinity is a world-class evangelical theological college, located in the beautiful city of Bristol with its great academic traditions. We are affiliated to the University of Bristol, which is a premier UK university with a notable reputation as a leading research-active institution. We aim to prepare God’s people for mission and ministry so that the body of Christ is built up and local communities are transformed by the gospel.
As a college involved in equipping people for ministry and mission in the UK and beyond, we believe that every church should be a God-centred, Bible-based community of mission and so we are excited to partner with BibleFresh in placing God's Word where it should be: at the centre of our church life and mission.
— David Ball
24-7 Prayer exists to reconcile the world to God in Jesus Christ. We are changing the world by mobilising the church in prayer, mission and justice.
The Bible is God's Story. Understanding this Story is essential to understanding and living our own stories. 24-7 prayer is delighted to join with Biblefresh in its aim to enthuse and inspire people in their passion for and engagement with this unfolding God Story.
— Phil Togwell, 24-7 Prayer UK National Director
UCB is a Christian media ministry within the UK and Ireland formed to promote the good news of the Kingdom of God. We strive for excellence and integrity in communicating the reality of life in Jesus Christ in all that we do. We prayerfully and faithfully serve God, and will testify to people's lives being changed for good. We aim to broadcast quality Christian radio programming, 'something clean in the air', on digital satellite, cable and the web, to provide practical, insightful Christian Television, encourage people through The Word For Today / The Word 4U 2Day and offer prayer support through our Prayerline.
UCB is pleased to commend the great work Biblefresh is doing to promote the use of the Word of God to both the Chirch and Society in a relevant and Engaging Way.
— Carl Brettle, Executive Director UCB
Unlocking real life stories of urban people, Revealing Good News of the Down to Earth Christ, Releasing life changing skills and confidence.
Biblefresh is an exciting opportunity for all of us to rediscover that we have more in common with the people we meet in the Bible, including Jesus, than we have yet understood.
— Dawn Lonsdale
Urban Saints is passionate about working with children and young people who have no church connection, helping them to realise their full God-given potential as they journey from childhood to adulthood. Visit the website to find out more.
Urban Saints is delighted to be involved with Biblefresh and is greatly encouraged to see so many organisations partnering to bring the Bible’s message to today’s generation.
— Mark Arnold, Volunteers Director, Urban Saints
The simplest and most memorable way for everyone to see the Big Picture of the Bible and be encouraged to delve deeper.
The promotion of Bible reading by EA through Biblefresh is warmly welcomed by Walk Through the Bible. We would be thrilled to see this emphasis put at the forefront of every place of worship.
— Paul Keeys
An international and interdenominational reformed theological school for men and women set apart by their churches for Bible-centred ministries of all kinds at home and abroad.
The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and WEST supports Biblefresh’s initiatives in getting people today to read and understand it.
— Jonathan Stephen
The vision of Wycliffe Bible Translators, is to see, by 2025, a Bible translation project begun in every language that needs one. That’s over 2,000 language groups, 350 million people, without God’s word in the language they understand the best.
This is really exciting. It’s the first time that so many agencies have come together to promote God’s word in this way. I honestly believe that Bible Fresh is a move of God and that our Heavenly Father will use this initiative to bless the Church in the UK.
— Eddie Arthur
YFC is made up of 64 Local Centres across the British Isles who take the good news relevantly to young people through youth clubs, café youth events, schools work, detached youthwork, sport, drama, multimedia and music. Visit www.yfc.co.uk to find out more about Centres, Teams, Resources, Residentials, Young offenders Work and Gap Year opportunities.
YFC are thrilled to be part of biblefresh as together we seek to help young people in Britain.
— Gavin Calver