Church Online Platform is joining YouVersion!

…to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith… - Ephesians 4:12-13

In 2007, Life.Church launched YouVersion to help people engage with God’s Word every day. In 2016, we updated our YouVersion Events feature to bring the power of the Bible App into your church services.

Even before we started YouVersion, in 2006 Life.Church created the very first church online experience, to reach people outside our physical church walls. When we saw how God moved through this technology, we began freely sharing our Church Online Platform to empower any church with the same ministry opportunity.

Recently, we began asking ourselves, “What Kingdom impact could we see if these two teams at Life.Church joined together as one?”

Youversion + Church Online Platform

Preparing for the future of Church.

We recently posted a video from YouVersion’s founder, Pastor Bobby Gruenewald, describing what we believe to be the future of church—an integrated digital and physical experience that people will participate in throughout their week. Combining these two digital ministry teams allows us to further equip the Church to engage with people from physical to digital experiences … and back again. Our goal is to provide the global Church with content and tools to create experiences that lead people into deeper intimacy with God every day of the week—not just on Sundays.

What does this mean for YouVersion, for Church Online Platform, and for you?

We have several new features already in development, with many additional projects in various planning stages. While we don’t have any specifics to share today, we invite you to dream with us: imagine one day in the near future where more YouVersion resources are inside of Church Online Platform, more Church Online Platform functionality is inside of YouVersion, and new digital tools will help bridge the ministry gap for this new hybrid church model. As we build this new functionality, YouVersion Events will continue to work as normal.

With this expanded vision, we’re also increasing our financial commitment, investing in even more resources for the global Church. And of course, through Open Network, Life.Church will continue providing the same ministry resources that we always have—and all for free—because we believe the local church is the hope of the world.

Dream with us about the future, and let’s bring God’s Kingdom to earth, together.

Would you pray with us that God continues to unite His people all over the world? May He guide and direct us all, equipping His Church to fulfill His will.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


A Journey Through Luke & Acts

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All the believers were united in heart and mind… The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all.

ACTS 4:32-33

How Jesus and the Church tie the whole Bible together.

Even if you’re not familiar with the New Testament, you probably know that Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (the Gospels) tell Jesus’ life story from the perspective of His disciples. The author of Luke also wrote Acts, structuring them as one continuous story. Luke covers Jesus’ life and ministry, then flows directly into the founding of the early Church in Acts.

Today, in a special partnership between YouVersion and BibleProject, we’re announcing A Journey Through Luke & Acts, an all-new video devotional that lets you experience these books together. Throughout the Plan, short narrative videos from BibleProject reveal how Jesus’ life and teachings fulfill Old Testament prophecies about the Savior—and ultimately bring together the overall narrative of the entire Bible.

Even better, A Journey Through Luke & Acts is available in over 20 languages, so you’ll be enjoying it together with other people from all over the world. Start A Journey through Luke & Acts below, and spread the word to all your friends about this exciting new Plan from BibleProject and YouVersion!

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Watch “The Chosen” on YouVersion!

Watch The Chosen: Season 1, on the YouVersion Bible App

Watch The Chosen: Season 1, on YouVersion

Imagine Jesus is standing in front of you…

His hands are stretched out, touching the shoulder of a man afflicted by leprosy. But as He removes His hands, something unheard of happens—you watch the man’s skin grow back and his disease completely disappear. Suddenly, Scripture takes on a powerful new meaning because of your imagining.

But what if you didn’t have to imagine Jesus’ miracles? What if you could experience the life of Jesus for yourself through the eyes of people who met Him? The acclaimed series, The Chosen, has made that possible. After carefully studying Scripture, their team of highly-skilled creatives has brought to life a powerful, episodic retelling of Biblical events.

And now, for the first time ever, you can watch all eight, full-length Season 1 episodes from inside your YouVersion app.

Watch Jesus’ miracles and friendships come to life, and discover the early days of His ministry in a fresh way.

Watch The Chosen: Season 1

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New! Daily Bible Experience for Preteen Kids

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A Daily Bible Experience For Your Preteen Kids

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Inside Your Bible App

Today, we’re announcing a new experience for
your kids who are growing up, just not quite
ready for teen content yet.

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The Kids Bible Experience inside your YouVersion Bible App offers engaging, practical insight into how your child can apply God’s Word. And as they’re enjoying fresh, relevant content each day, this new experience will help them discover their own daily rhythm of seeking God.

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Friendly and inviting.

A quick intro sets clear expectations for each day’s message.

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Fun, fresh perspectives.

They’ll hear relevant insights from voices they relate to, with content curated by our partner, OneHope.

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Food for thought.

A simple question helps them reflect on what they’ve learned.

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Firm foundations.

Daily verses help them frame their world in the light of God’s Word.

Help your kids find a
daily connection with God
that’s all their own.

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You can enable the Kids Bible Experience
in your Bible App Settings.

In partnership with

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Free Resources to Shift Your Church Online

Your church can't meet. Now what?

With so much uncertainty still unfolding, your passion to lead people to Jesus is more important than ever. In this season when people can’t gather at your physical location, we want to make sure you know about free tools and resources that can help you redirect your entire ministry to where the people are right now: at home, online.

If you didn’t know, YouVersion is a digital ministry of Life.Church. And Life.Church has been doing church online for over 15 years. Here’s everything you need to make sure your church can keep impacting your community:

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