WHAT IS IT?
“Share the Word. Together.” is an initiative of LifeWay Christian Stores and President Thom S. Rainer to mobilize local churches to take the Word of God into their communities. Nothing has the power to change lives like God’s Word, so we want to make it simple for church members to share it with the people around them.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A local church encourages members to stop by their local LifeWay Christian Store during an assigned week to pick up a free copy of a CSB personal gift Bible. Church members then give the Bible to an unchurched friend, coworker, or neighbor. The goal for this free Bible giveaway is to start gospel conversations and spark invitations to weekend worship service or Bible study.
Once your church is chosen for a specific week, we’ll provide you with everything you need to promote this initiative in your local church. You’ll get bulletin inserts, graphics, logos, email templates, and sample announcement scripts to encourage your members to participate and Share the Word. Together.
**Please note, Spanish language Bibles are also available for use on a limited basis. Please include SPANISH in the denomination field when filling out the form below.**
WHICH CHURCHES CAN PARTICIPATE?
Any church from any denomination can apply, however, your church needs to be located within 15 miles of a LifeWay Christian Store. This proximity makes it easy for church members to visit their local LifeWay store to pick up the Bible.
WHAT MAKES THIS DIFFERENT?
Why doesn’t LifeWay just send the church an allotment of Bibles to pass out to its members? We’ve found that church members are more committed to following through with giving the Bibles away when they are involved in the process. Members who make the effort to pray for opportunities to share the Word, drive to their local store, pick up the Bible, and deliver it to the recipient are more likely to follow up and engage in gospel conversations with the recipient.
WHEN CAN OUR CHURCH DO THIS?
We recommend you use this opportunity as a part of an existing event already scheduled on your church calendar. We have heard of churches participating in this initiative leading up to VBS or promotion Sunday to boost interest and/or attendance. Church members have picked up Bibles to include in college care packages or back-to-school kickoff events. Be strategic about what week you choose.
We are only scheduling one church per store per week, so please select one week for each of the three months we are currently scheduling. We will contact you to confirm your church’s week to Share the Word. Together. If your preferred weeks are already taken when you apply, we will contact you with alternate dates in the current time frame or place your church on a waiting list for future months.
WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
If you’re ready to sign up your church, complete the form below, and we’ll be in touch.