Wednesday, March 13, 2013

LifeWay Partners with NAMB In Developing "Find It Here" New Testaments

By Tobin Perry

Every Southern Baptist and Canadian National Baptist church in North America will receive a case of New Testaments from the North American Mission Board by early April.

The "Find It Here" New Testaments are part of NAMB's God's Plan for Sharing: GPS initiative to encourage "Every Believer Sharing, Every Person Hearing" by 2020.

"If your church hasn't been out in your community sharing Christ in a while, we think these Bibles are a great tool for outreach," NAMB President Kevin Ezell said. "And if you are already active in reaching your community, this is one more tool we think everyone will want to use."

Churches began receiving the shipments in mid-February. Because of the large number being shipped, it will take six weeks for churches to receive their New Testaments. Each case contains 48 New Testaments and a card that tells pastors why the New Testaments were sent to them and how they can order more. Churches are asked to use the New Testaments as part of their evangelistic efforts.

Spanish-speaking churches will receive a Spanish-language translation.

Each New Testament has specific verses marked to guide evangelistic conversations. On the back of each New Testament, those looking for spiritual help are given the Web address and a phone number where they can find spiritual counseling. The English New Testaments being shipped to churches use the Holman Christian Standard version of the text.