A Time for Partnership

Eddie Arthur, Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators, UKThe year 2011 is going to be an exciting one for those of us who are keen to see British Christians engage with the Bible at a deeper level. BibleFresh, the joint initiative for 2011 that we have been talking about for over a year now, is about to be launched. Bible champions such as Terry Virgo, Andy Frost and Tom Wright are signed up to lend their support and encouragement to the initiative, the website (www.biblefresh.com) is due to go live in January and there will be launch meetings across the country during the Spring, as well as a BibleFresh presence at many of the major Christian conferences. By the time January 2011 comes round, Churches and Individuals across the UK will have heard of BibleFresh and will be planning what they can do to participate in this movement to engage more deeply with the Bible.

This is really exciting. It’s the first time that so many agencies have come together to promote God’s word in this way.

Because BibleFresh is a joint initiative, most of the costs incurred in running it will be met by the agencies and churches themselves as they become involved in different activities. However, there is still a need for some central funds for coordination and promotion. Currently, relatively few of the organizations who have shown an interest in BibleFresh have contributed to the budget. The Bible Society deserve a special mention; in addition to a generous cash gift, they are also contributing 50% of a senior staff member’s time to BibleFresh. Here at Wycliffe, we have also given a significant amount of staff time in addition to making a contribution to the central budget and Evangelical Alliance have done a huge amount to move the project on. There are a number of other organizations who have made contributions, but I can’t list them all. However, if BibleFresh is to succeed, there is a need for others to step up to the plate and make donations.

I honestly believe that BibleFresh is a move of God and that our Heavenly Father will use this initiative to bless the Church in the UK. Please would you consider making a donation to the BibleFresh fund which is handled by the Evangelical Alliance. You can find details on how to contribute to this at the foot of this letter.

Thanks for reading this and for the help that you are able to bring to BibleFresh.

Eddie Arthur
Executive Director: Wycliffe Bible Translators UK.

The Biblefresh fund is held in a restricted account by the Evangelical Alliance. You can donate to Biblefresh two ways:
By BACS: Evangelical Alliance / Sort Code: 60 22 27 / Account Number: 39081877
Please email [email protected] in advance, so we know that your donation is on its way
By cheque: Made payable to ‘Evangelical Alliance’ and marked for Biblefresh

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About Biblefresh

For 2011, Biblefresh became a movement of hundreds of churches, agencies, colleges, festivals and denominations to encourage people, particularly within the church, to stop viewing the Bible as a toxic text, and find new ways to engage with passion with the Bible.