Bible Sunday is the perfect time to encourage your congregation to get more engaged with the Word of God. This year’s Bible Sunday celebration focuses on the challenging task of Bible translation.
The Kiriwina Bible launch.
TV journalist Joy Reid recently joined the people of Kiriwina, in Papua New Guinea, as they received their first full Bible in their heart language. Watch as she shares her experiences in this short video.
The full Bible has been translated into 476 of the 6,909 known living languages. Even though this represents a majority of the world’s population, more than 350 million people still do not have a single book of the Bible in their heart language.
Bible Societies around the world are involved in 500 translation projects only made possible thanks to generous Bible Society supporters. In addition there are 190 planned translation projects that cannot proceed until funding is found. The cost of Bible translation is unavoidably high – in time, human effort and money. It takes an average of 12 years to translate a new Bible.
Join us this Bible Sunday as we spread the word that there is a great need to reach people with the Bible in their heart language.
Resources for your church
We’ve produced a full range of resources to help you and your congregation celebrate Bible Sunday and get into Bible translation, including:
Every year hundreds of churches around the country join us to celebrate God’s Word on Bible Sunday. We hope that Bible Sunday will be a time of celebration in your church this year too.
Partner with Bible Society to support Bible translation
It is Bible Society’s mission to make Scripture available to all people of the world in their heart language, and at a price they can afford. We need people to share this vision with us and help make it possible. Partner with us by making a gift to support Bible translation work and you’ll help ensure others, like the Kiriwina people, receive a Bible in their heart language for the first time.
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