Christian leaders across the world are taking a bold stand to declare 2020 as the Year of the Bible.
The Year of the Bible movement is quickly gaining traction across Christian circles as believers post photos of themselves with their favorite Bibles.
Evangelist Nick Hall, founder of PULSE, is spearheading the movement. He says he hopes the result is a grass-roots "Bible revival."
But the movement isn't just attracting young teens and Christian influencers. Christian organizations and companies are taking part too.
Ted Ancelet—national director of spiritual empowerment for Bethany Christian Services—says the team at Bethany is making a commitment to say no to distractions and yes to God's Word.
"What we're doing is we're encouraging our staff and our board members, our partners, our friends of the ministry, to get involved and sign the 'I Read the Bible' declaration at yearofthebible.com," Ancelet says on the Charisma News podcast.
"... We live in a world that's so filled with distractions, and to be able to have something that kind of anchors us a little bit and helps us not only to read but really engage what God is speaking to us through His Word is really important. It's an important part of who we are at Bethany."
Bethany Christian Services serves vulnerable children in the United States and across the globe. Its goal is to keep families together whenever possible. And when this is not possible, they make sure children have stable, loving families to live with. To do this, Bethany partners with local churches.
"Bethany has been a Christian organization since its inception," Ancelet says. "... When I originally came on, we began developing a training program for the foster parents [in Ethiopia] that, again, was grounded in peacemaking. ... The most sincere expression of the gospel in my own life and in the lives of those I have opportunity to minister with is peacemaking. It's loving well even in the midst of conflict."
To learn more about how you can join the Year of the Bible movement and what you'll get out of it, listen to the full interview with Ted Ancelet.
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