Last year’s conference was our first splash into the Allume community. If there’s one takeaway we gained, it’s that:
The Allume community is passionate about the Word of God. Can we get an amen?
You see, at The Seed Company we’re all about ending Bible poverty.
What is Bible poverty?
Surprisingly, Bible poverty takes many forms. For more than 350 million people, it’s living without access to even one verse of Scripture in the language they understand best. For others, it’s not a matter of access so much as it is engagement. If we have God’s Word, are we engaging in it?
“There are millions of people who don’t have the luxury of even one verse of Scripture in their own language, and here I have nearly a dozen at my fingertips.” —Rebekah McBride, Virginia, 2011 Relevant Conference attendee.
“We are so rich in Scripture! But are we? It’s only any good to us if we read it. I know I don’t read it as much as I should. Do you?” —Rachel Ramey, Virginia, 2011 Relevant Conference attendee.
Bible poverty is a big deal.
For those without access to God’s Word, it’s a justice issue. The truths of Scripture are foundational for community development, and access to God’s Word empowers people with God’s perspective and promises on social, economic and gender issues.
For those of us who have God’s Word in our own language, it’s a heart issue. Will we regularly invite God’s Word to speak into our lives, that we might be transformed?
Can you embrace this cause?
Two statements define what it means to live out the cause of ending Bible poverty:
I will be rich in Scripture.
I will help others be rich in Scripture.
Our team can’t wait to serve you in the Allume Prayer Room in just a few weeks!