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About2022-03-14T15:31:28-04:00

About us

Our vision: because the world needs the Living Word of God more than anything else.

OUR MISSION
WHAT WE BELIEVE
FAQ’S

Our mission

We are called by God to provide Scriptures and training worldwide, so that people prepared by the Holy Spirit will be brought into relationship with Christ and His Church.

What sets us apart? We don’t just send North Americans on the ground to preach God’s word: we mentor local believers to instil this powerful message within their communities. In fact, our ministry relies on three distinct parts working together to build a steady foundation for lasting change.

The best people to share Jesus are those who live and breathe the local culture, speak the native tongue, and walk the same tough roads as their neighbours. These influential champions become mentors for family, friends and neighbours to grow movements that transform generations to come.

Our work is inspired by our faith

Bible:
God gave us His Holy Word as a timeless, steadfast guide to everyday life. The Bible is still just as infallible and divinely inspired as it was thousands of years ago. We trust the Bible as the modern day authority for our faith and our actions.

Truth: The saving grace of Jesus Christ is available to all people everywhere. He shed his blood on the cross so that all who are lost may be found.

Trinity: God is one. He is eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus: Jesus Christ is our constant advocate and mediator. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and crucified on the cross.

Love: Love is the centre of all Christian life. Walking in Jesus’ light starts with a right relationship with God and extends to a heartfelt concern for the spiritual and social needs of all humanity.

Kingship: Our purpose on this earth is to serve the Lord and fulfil His divine plan for our lives.

Resurrection: Christ lived a sinless life. He rose from the dead, ascended to Heaven, and will return once again.

Frequently asked questions

Ministry Related Questions

What exactly does Bible League Canada do?2022-01-24T15:07:35-05:00

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we equip and empower believers of Christ in over 40 countries to become local champions to transform their own communities. These local champions will reach out to their communities through one or a combination of four different ways depending on the context of the countries we work in.

  • Starting New Churches Ministry: Training and equipping local champions (church planters) with Scriptures and discipleship resources.
  • Children’s Ministry: Providing a safe learning environment for children in regions of deep poverty to learn about the love of Jesus.
  • Adult Bible-based Ministry: Teaching illiterate men and women to read and write using Bible-based literacy material.
  • Persecuted Church ministry: Partnering with Christians in countries where persecution denies them the freedom to worship.

Everywhere we work, there are three things that always go together:  the Word of God, local believers and training.

For more details, see here.

How many countries do you work in?2021-04-05T20:34:33-04:00

Our work spans over 40 countries and across five continents. See here for details of region profiles and specific ministries.

Where is the greatest need?2022-01-24T15:09:15-05:00

All people who do not know Christ as their Saviour are in need of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Thus, all areas are in need of the Scriptures and someone who knows the culture in order to share the Gospel and disciple the communities for the Kingdom of God. You can see our current appeals here.

Are you associated with a particular denomination?2021-04-05T20:38:07-04:00

No, we are an interdenominational charitable organization.

What percentage of every dollar you receive is allocated to administration?2022-01-24T15:12:08-05:00

Bible League Canada is committed to keeping administrative costs as low as possible. We are able to keep our costs low because of the hard work of Bible League Canada staff and the partnerships in the countries where ministry happens. For fiscal 2021, approximately 85% of total contributions went directly toward the field or on hand for future ministry. A full report of our most recent financials can be found in the Annual Report, located here.

What is your relationship with Bible League International?2021-04-05T20:39:31-04:00

In 2007, in order to meet CRA regulations, Bible League Canada separated from Bible League International. We are a totally separate ministry, with no corporate ties. We are uniquely Canadian, with a Canadian board and staff. Recently BLC and BLI have entered into a joint ministry relationship for specific projects.

Are you the same organization as the World Home Bible League?2021-04-05T20:40:09-04:00

Yes. In 1960 our name was the Canadian Home Bible League. In 1984, we changed our name to the World Home Bible League of Canada. In 1992, our name was changed to The Bible League of Canada. Presently we are known as Bible League Canada.

Can I give a tribute / memorial gift? How about giving on behalf of my parents’ 50th anniversary?2022-01-24T15:13:05-05:00

Yes. You can certainly give a gift in honour or in memory of a loved one, or for a special celebration, such as an anniversary or birthday gift.

Online: BibleLeague.ca/tribute
Phone: 1-800-363-9673
Mail: Box 368 Grimsby, ON L3M 4H8

Can I work for you as a missionary?2022-01-24T15:14:53-05:00

Bible League Canada does not send North Americans to do work in other countries. We partner with Christians living in the countries themselves to do the work of Starting New Churches (church planting), children’s ministry and adult literacy in their own countries. We have found this to be a much more effective way to evangelize in nations where the church is strong and leadership is in place. We are convinced the most effective way to impact a community or nation is to work with national Christians who give their time and resources to reach their fellow citizens with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We certainly appreciate your prayer support and any financial gifts that you are able to give.

Where are the Bibles that you place printed?2022-01-24T15:22:50-05:00

“Bibles and resource materials used in ministry programs are usually printed as close as possible to the regions where they are needed. This is not only most economical but also supports the region where ministry is happening.

Since all your work is done through partnerships, why should I send my money to you? Wouldn’t it make more sense to give it directly to the ministry working in the field?2022-01-24T19:53:00-05:00

Bible League Canada has spent years cultivating partnerships with experienced ministries and directors who have a thorough understanding of the country and culture they work in. By raising funds for the work they are doing, they can concentrate on what they do best: reach people for Christ.

Bible League Canada, through your generosity, does what we do best: find, build, and fund extraordinary partnerships that align with our, and your, vision for ministry.

I get way too much mail from you, and I won’t want my donation dollars going towards expensive mailings. Can’t you cut down on your mail?2022-01-24T15:25:52-05:00

The mailings we send to our donors are an important way of letting them know about the ministry of Bible League Canada and to inspire people to continue to give to the ministry work. The funds we receive in response to the mail we send greatly outweighs the cost of sending these appeals, so we think it’s worthwhile to keep sending mail. You are always welcome to ask us to reduce the number of mailings sent to you or opt-in to receive our mailings by email.

Joint Ministry Relations Related Questions

What is the relationship between Bible League Canada and BFM Foundation Canada?2022-01-24T15:27:03-05:00

In 1988, two businessmen from BC traveled to India with Bible League Canada.  Upon their return they decided that they needed to do something more to assist Bible League Canada. They organized a thrift store and foundation. There are now 50 Mission Thrift Stores across Canada, with money raised sent through the BFM Foundation Canada to Bible League Canada.

How much of the Bible League Canada budget comes from BFM Foundation Canada?2022-01-24T15:30:46-05:00

In fiscal 2021, approximately 45% of our total contributions came from the BFM Foundation Canada.

Bible League Canada Resources Related Questions

Where is the online bookstore?2021-04-05T20:46:46-04:00

Bible League Canada online bookstore has moved to a new and improved location! Items can now be purchased through our trusted partner, Parasource Marketing and Distribution.

Why did you stop selling products on your website?2021-04-05T20:47:20-04:00

We are still selling resource products, but we now do so from Parasource.com/Bible-League-Canada. We still offer the same great products with the same ministry impact, just with a new (and improved!) way to order.

Parasource Marketing and Distribution is the best partner to help us provide the best service and experience to our customers. We will be able to continue our focus on providing Canadian Christians with relevant and enriching Biblical resources to train and equip you and your community. This partnership with Parasource will not only enhance your experience, but also allows us to make the maximum impact with the proceeds of your purchase: to see the Living Word transform the lives of all peoples!

Will I still find all my favourite Bible League Canada items for sale on Parasource.com?2021-04-05T20:47:50-04:00

Yes! There are no changes to items for sale. You can still purchase Student Connection Planners, Be Still Devotional Day Planners, One Dominion, The GodQuest Series, as well as a variety of Bibles and other books. Check regularly for new arrivals!

Who do I call if I have any questions or problems?2021-04-05T20:48:19-04:00

The amazing Customer Service representatives at Parasource will be able to answer all your questions and concerns. Just call 1-800-263-2664 or email custserv@parasource.com. They even have an instant online chat option during business hours!

Will Parasource staff be able to answer my questions about Bible League Canada publications?2021-04-05T20:48:43-04:00

Yes! Parasource Representatives are fully trained and equipped to answer your questions about the new Student Connection Planners, The GodQuest Series or any other Bible League Canada publication. If there is a question they can’t answer, Bible League Canada staff is always available to provide more information to them and your question will be answered quickly.

Who do I send payment to?2021-04-05T20:49:48-04:00

Your invoice will be issued from Parasource Marketing and Distribution, and payment will be made to them, as detailed on your invoice. HOWEVER, please be assured that proceeds of your purchase will continue to support Bible League Canada ministry in over 40 countries worldwide!

When can I order Student Connection Planners?2021-04-05T20:50:19-04:00

Student Connection Planners are typically available for pre-order for the following school year in January.

Can I still make a donation?2021-04-05T20:50:54-04:00

Yes! You can add a donation to your order on Parasource.com/Bible-League-Canada. Once you have selected the items you would like to purchase, you will be asked about making a donation in the cart. The minimum donation is $5 (the average cost of placing a Bible), and you will be able to add as many Bible donations to your order as you wish.

If I make a donation, will I receive a tax receipt?2022-02-08T09:57:16-05:00

Yes! All donations are tax receiptable within Canada. Also, you will receive a donation tax receipt issued from Bible League Canada for donations added to your order on Parasource.com/Bible-League-Canada.

Can you please send Bibles to a ministry I know of in a particular country?2021-04-05T20:51:54-04:00

We get these kinds of requests regularly – several times a week – from all over the world.

  • We do all of our work through partner ministries. According to CRA regulations, unless we, as an organization, have an existing missions agreement, we cannot send Bibles or money outside of Canada to another ministry or person.
  • However, you, as an individual, are able to purchase Bibles from Parasource.com/Bible-League-Canada and send them to the person or ministry you wish to bless.
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