If you’ve started the Mid-Year Challenge, you already know how transformational daily time with God can be. Eyes on the prize — keep going!
But if you haven’t started yet, it’s not too late! God has amazing plans for your life, and this is a great way to get into the daily rhythm of seeking His heart. Complete at least one Plan day, every day, for seven days in a row by July 24th, and you’ll earn our 2019 Mid-Year Challenge badge!
…The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.
No matter what your year has looked like so far, God is always here for you. He longs for you to draw near to Him.
God loves you… and so do we.
That’s why we do the Mid-Year Challenge: to help you reconnect with God in a deeply personal way and discover His plans for your life. There are six months left in 2019 — what would it look like if you made time with God a daily habit?
Let’s start the Mid-Year Challenge and find out.
Between now and July 24, complete Bible Plan daily readings for seven days in a row, and you’ll earn our new 2019 Mid-Year Challenge Badge!
If you haven’t already selected your first Plan for the Challenge, start one of the Plans suggested below. Consider inviting a few friends, or have Google Assistant or Alexa read your Plan to you. Then open the Plan’s settings, and set up your daily Plan reminder. That’s it!
How do you grow closer to someone? You spend time with them. You talk to each other. You learn about one another. That’s also how we draw closer to God: by investing time in His Word, listening to Him, and talking to Him through prayer. Maybe you’re a pro at this, or maybe you’re trying to develop in this area of your life.
Did you know that at this point in the year, many people start to drop off from spending daily time with God?
That’s why we do the Mid-Year Challenge.
Grow in your intimacy with God and keep your Bible reading on track, all while completing Plans you love.
Between July 8th and July 24th, when you complete Bible Plan daily readings for seven days in a row, you’ll earn our shiny new 2019 Mid-Year Challenge Badge!
Choose a Plan of any length, or continue an existing Plan. If your Plan ends before 7 days, simply start another one after that. Just complete at least one Plan day, every day, for seven days in a row! (And make sure you check off each day as “completed.”)
If you complete 7 days in a row, you’ll earn the 2019 Mid-Year Challenge badge for your Bible App profile:
The Mid-Year Challenge begins in a few days, so we suggest you start looking for Plans now.
When you find a Plan you think you’d enjoy, tap “Save for Later.” Or, even better…
Tap Start, select With Friends, set the start date for July 8, and invite some friends to join you!
God loves you so much. His Word says that He made you, that He has a plan for you, and that He has equipped you with everything you’ll need to fulfill it. (Eph. 2:10).
What’s your next step?
Has your relationship with God changed your life? If you want to grow spiritually, using your gifts to serve others is a powerful driver to do that.
“Be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.”
When you volunteer with YouVersion, your gifts can potentially serve millions of Bible App users every day. And getting started is easy. You can serve anytime, from anywhere. All you need is an Internet connection (desktop or mobile), and a passion for God’s Word and His people.
Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well.
1 PETER 4:10
Find your place.
Support Volunteer. Help the Bible App community with technical issues, information requests, and more.
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Localization Volunteer. Are you fluent in another language? Help translate text from Bible Plans, emails, blog posts and more into other languages.
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Developer Volunteer. If you’re gifted at developing software, we have many ways you can help us with code.
“I wanted everyone to have this Bible App so they would never feel lost and give up like I tried to. Till this day the Holy Spirit uses the Bible App to show me my faults, my good, and how much I am loved. I am redeemed but unfinished.”
Community Volunteer. Even if you’re not a “techie,” if you love the Bible App, you can help by serving other volunteers.
Faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”
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Take part in this historical movement of God, happening now. By serving with YouVersion, you can help us fulfill what Jesus said was the greatest commandment: loving God and loving others. (Matt. 22:35-40) Unite with this global fellowship of believers, and take your place as an indispensable, life-giving part of the body of Christ.