Study Bibles for Africa
In 2017, Ligonier Ministries has partnered with the Rosemary Jensen Bible Foundation to send 6,000 Reformation Study Bibles to pastors, church leaders, and students in ten African countries. By 2028, we plan to send and distribute at least 36,000 Reformation Study Bibles.
The Great Need
This region of the world is projected to change dramatically over the coming years, as a young Christian population grows rapidly and the Muslim population increases. Thousands of schools and churches around Africa lack adequate theological resources. There is a theological famine. Reliable study Bibles are practically nonexistent, and Bibles are expensive.
“On my recent trip to East Africa, I asked church leaders in each country if they could even get a Reformation Study Bible. They replied that you cannot find them in bookstores and if you could, it would cost anywhere from a half to a full month’s stipend for a pastor. This is utterly out of reach. I don’t know anyone in the U.S. who has ever spent a month’s salary on a study Bible!” —Rosemary Jensen
Give God’s Word to Teachers of the Word
This is a unique opportunity to equip the teachers who are instructing the next generation of Christians in the African church. Giving an African pastor a Reformation Study Bible impacts hundreds, if not thousands, of Christians. The theological notes and trusted commentary make the Reformation Study Bible a much-needed companion to those preaching the Word of God in Africa who do not enjoy the resources that we do in much of the developed world.
You Can Help
This is a tremendous opportunity to bring the Word of God and study notes that are inline with the historic Christian faith into thousands of classrooms and churches throughout Africa. Ligonier’s mission includes the call to reach “as many people as possible.” This outreach represents a pivotal opportunity to do just that, and we ask you to prayerfully consider joining with us.
“We're talking about an investment that has long-lasting impact in the lives of people.”
What Does It Cost?
Thank you for helping us exceed our 2017 goal of $90,000. However, in order to realize the full scope of this project, our goal over the next 10 years is to raise a total of $450,000.
- 10 countries
- 25 seminaries
- 40,000 Bibles
- 450,000 dollars
Our policy is to apply gifts given toward a specific program. If we receive more contributions than can be wisely used for a given project, we apply these funds to meet other pressing needs in our outreach efforts. We are committed to stewarding all gifts wisely toward the goal of proclaiming the holiness of God to as many people as possible. Ligonier Ministries is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.