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Verse by Verse Ministry International is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian ministry dedicated to promoting the preaching and teaching of God's word clearly and boldly, in its proper historical and theological context, and for the purposes God has ordained: to persuade the unbeliever of the truth of the Gospel and to equip the saints for the work of ministry. This ministry was founded in 2003 on a commitment to provide compelling, verse-by-verse teaching of God's word at no charge (2Cor 2:17), thus ensuring the whole counsel of God is proclaimed (Acts 20:27).
Watch our founder discuss the mission of the ministry...
(Watch the rest of this video interview on our VBV Ministry YouTube Channel.)
We believe every Christian is commanded by New Testament scripture to become a life-long student of God's word, and this ministry is working to support that goal in our students' lives. While many online teaching ministries exist today, we believe our ministry is unique in what we teach and in how we teach.
Verse By Verse Ministry teaches entire books of the Bible, and our studies explain carefully and clearly the text of scripture without being distracted by discussions of popular culture, politics, or denominational disputes. Our teaching schedule doesn't vary with the seasons or the holidays. Week after week, we endeavor to teach what God's word says, eventually intending to teach all 66 books of the Bible.
Secondly, we teach the word of God using an in-depth, verse-by-verse style. In a time when most Christian teachers either ignore the Bible altogether or merely skim over the surface of the text, jumping from passage to passage regurgitating traditional interpretations, our ministry digs deeper to uncover the depth and breadth of scripture's meaning. We rarely resort to teaching in a topical style, prefering to let God's word guide our understanding, and we never avoid the difficult passages. We believe the meat of God's word is where real spiritual nutrition is found, and we are determined to feast on everything God has provided in His word.
Our ministry operations focus on authoring, organizing and conducting group verse-by-verse Bible studies; preaching expository sermons from pulpits throughout the U.S.; maintaining and expanding the Verse By Verse Ministry website; conducting Bible conferences and seminars; and responding to Bible questions submitted by students through the ministry website. In addition to serving students, the ministry also supports the needs of teachers and churches in offering small group Bible education in a methodical, in-depth manner.
The Verse by Verse Ministry website is the centerpiece of the ministry's work. The site began as a simple way to distribute teachings to Bible class students, but the Lord has grown it into a Bible study resource for millions of students around the world. The Verse by Verse Ministry website distributes over 150,000 audio lessons every month to listeners from over 150 countries. Every year, nearly 2 million hours of verse-by-verse Bible teaching are downloaded free of charge. Glory be to God!
Verse by Verse Ministry also maintains a growing mailing list of ministry supporters. Our list is used to announce new teachings and classes, distribute a ministry newsletter and publicize other news of the ministry. Information provided for our mailing list is never sold or shared with others.
Verse by Verse Ministry operates on the provision that God makes available through the prayers and financial contributions of our supporters. The ministry offers all its services and materials free of charge. For information on how to donate to the ministry, please visit our Financial Support page.