Bible League International’s Scripture-engagement programs are carried out by local partners working closely with local churches. These partners have the passion and expertise to navigate social, economic, cultural, and political waters within their countries. Because of this, they can establish and maintain the continuity of our ministry efforts.
1. Ministry Partners
Bible League International’s ministry and programs are carried out by local partner organizations. Each country in which Bible League ministry is offered is served by at least one of these local partners. Many were started by Bible League and operate under names like Bible League Colombia and Bible League Philippines. Others were existing local organizations which adopted the Bible League programs and approach to evangelism, discipleship, and church growth. We withhold the names of some of these, especially those serving in areas that are hostile to the Gospel, for security purposes.
2. Strategic Partners
Our work with some partners extends beyond country borders, making an impact on the lives of people across many countries and regions. Literacy and Evangelism International and Prison Fellowship International are two of those partners.
For 50 years, Literacy and Evangelism International (LEI) has been equipping the Church to help people discover the Gospel as they learn to read and write. This calling led them to create Bible-based literacy resources (primers) in more than 240 languages worldwide, including English as a Second Language (ESL) materials. In addition, LEI helps to develop and provide training materials for those who want to learn how to teach people to read and write.
To help engage everyone in God’s Word around the world, Bible League International began partnering with LEI in 2012. Through this connection with LEI, Bible League’s Bible-based Literacy ministry was born. Together, we are helping people in 14 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as in the U.S. to hear the Good News as they learn to read and write in Arabic, Bengali, English, Haitian-Creole, or Hindi.
Prison Fellowship International (PFI) has been helping prisoners experience the healing power of the Gospel for the past 40 years. Their goal is to address crime and mass incarceration through the use of evangelism and discipleship programs in prisons around the world. Like Bible League International, PFI is committed to providing inmates with the freedom that is only available through Jesus Christ. The two ministry organizations first partnered together in 2014.
In 2019, Bible League and Prison Fellowship partnered again to launch a 5-year joint project expected to reach nearly 2 million prisoners by the year 2024. Utilizing course videos, testimonials, and a curriculum based on the Gospel of Mark, PFI presents inmates with BLI’s easy-to-read Prison Bible upon completion of the program. Graduates are extended an invitation to continue their studies through Bible League’s Prison Project Philip Bible studies. Once inmates are released, they are encouraged to become part of a church in their own communities.
To see the full list of partners who help support the ministry, click here.
3. Funding Partners
Bibles for Missions Thrift Centers
Bibles for Missions Thrift Centers are committed to reach people for Christ by providing funds for worldwide Bible placement. To learn more or to find a thrift center near you, visit their website at: http://www.biblesformissions.org
International Funding Partners
Christian leaders in other nations are united with us to reach as many people possible with God’s Word. The following partner organizations are part of Bible League International’s global funding partner network.
Bible League Australia: https://bl.org.au
Bibel Liga (Germany): https://www.bibelliga.org
Bible League Nederland (The Netherlands): https://www.bibleleague.nl
Bible League New Zealand: https://bw.org.nz
4. Potential Partnerships
Bible League International seeks partners with a commitment to Scripture engagement as the foundational means by which people encounter and enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Bible League also seeks partners who have a passion for the local church. We believe that the Church, as the body of Christ (Eph. 1:23), is central to the fulfillment of Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations.
Bible League seeks partners with:
• Compatible vision
• Strong board governance
• Capacity to implement BLI’s program standards
• Capacity for a reciprocal and equal partnership relationship
• Strong church and ministry networks
• Capacity for long‐term growth
In support of a successful launch and implementation of its Scripture-engagement programs, Bible League provides the following support:
• Operational support
• Publishing and logistical support
For more detailed information about ministry partnerships, please refer to the Partnership Philosophy document.