Good news of great joy is on the way


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Focus on what matters most this Christmas.

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

1 JOHN 4:9

Do you ever feel like the holidays come and go before you’ve even had a chance to focus on the true reason for the season?

This year, don’t miss the moments leading up to Christmas.

Advent begins today, and it’s a great way to prepare our hearts to celebrate our Savior’s birth by reflecting on the hope, peace, love, and joy that Jesus brought to the world. Get started by completing an Advent Plan:

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“Share” your gratitude this Thanksgiving.

Give Thanks to the Lord, he is good, his love endures forever.

Who are you grateful for?

Celebrate the people God has placed in your life.

Studies have shown that people who express gratitude experience a variety of benefits—including improved sleep, higher stress tolerance, and more meaningful relationships.

While those things are terrific, they don’t compare to the greatest benefit of practicing gratitude: it draws us closer to God.

Expressing gratitude helps us notice all that God is doing in our lives. It allows us to praise Him by acknowledging His care, presence, and timing.

This Thanksgiving, don’t just think about the people God has placed in your life, but tell them that they matter to you—and why.

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YouVersion is celebrating 500 million installs!

It started as a question.

“What if we could use technology to help people engage more consistently with the Bible?”

In 2008, it turned into the YouVersion Bible App—one of the first 200 free apps on the App Store.

What began as a desire to make Scripture accessible to everyone has now become a global movement of people committed to seeking God every day through His Word.

It’s a movement you’re a part of…

… A movement that’s now been installed on half a billion devices.

A movement made possible because…

The Bible is ALIVE

Celebrate this historic moment.

Something BIG is happening.

God is actively at work through YouVersion—and hundreds of millions of people are a part of it.

Every time someone installs YouVersion, they’re getting instant access to a Community centered around the Bible. A Community that’s inviting God to shape their lives through Scripture, Bible Plans, and Prayer.

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“Once I found [YouVersion], studied, read Plans, and connected with others, I was hooked on the power of God flowing through the YouVersion Community.”

Tony R.

God is not finished.

Today we’re celebrating 500 million installs … but we’re not just reflecting on what God has done, we’re looking forward to what He’ll do next.

Imagine a day in the near future when 1 billion people have installed YouVersion.

You can help make this happen.

The best way to help us celebrate this historic moment is by sharing YouVersion with someone in your life who hasn’t been transformed by God’s Word yet.

There are millions of people still waiting to be transformed by the Bible, and you are perfectly positioned to reach some of them. Allow God to actively work through you by inviting others to discover that The Bible is Alive.

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The Word is Alive

The global YouVersion Community is proof that God’s Word is alive.

Let's proclaim Scripture's power together

Watch “The Word is Alive” video — a song created exclusively for the YouVersion Community by Seasons Collective — and download or stream it on the following platforms.

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Every time you open YouVersion, you’re connecting with God through His Word. And when you open the app, you have access to Scripture in a language you understand.

Think about what a gift that is.

But Scripture isn’t just available in your language— because of our generous partners, YouVersion offers the Bible in over 1,700 languages.

God is captivating the hearts of people searching for Him through His Word, and creating a global Community centered around Scripture.

And He’s just getting started.

As YouVersion approaches 500 million installs, let’s thank God for making it possible for us to draw near to Him through His Word. Let’s ask God to continue to transform hearts around the world through Scripture, and let’s pray for the people in our lives who don’t yet know God personally.

A Prayer of Celebration


Thank you for bringing a Community of believers together through Your Word. Scripture has changed our lives, transformed our hearts and minds, and revealed our deep need for You. Your Word is the reason the YouVersion Community exists.

God, we want Your Word to continue to spread across the world because it is perfect and true. Your Word never returns empty. Through Scripture, You have revealed what is good and wise. Your Word is full of promises that guide and light our way. It instructs us, guides us, corrects us, and comforts us. We want to see Your words continue to transform our world.

Provide us with more opportunities to share Scripture with others. And as You provide us with these opportunities, please make more hearts and minds ready to know You intimately.

Let us become the people You created us to be so that we can give You glory at all times. We are Your people, and we fully offer ourselves to You.

In Jesus’ name,

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