2022 Impact Report | Unwrapping the Gift of God’s Word

SCRIPTURE UNTANGLED PODCAST

The Bible can feel overwhelming, confusing, or hard to believe. Scripture Untangled is a newly launched CBS podcast that offers interviews with culture leaders, pastors, and Bible thinkers to help people be inspired to know Jesus more and dive into the Bible for themselves. It will bring influential voices from across Canada and beyond, sharing both the impact of Scripture in their own lives, and how they have honestly wrestled with big and important questions of faith and the contents of Scripture.

Scripture Untangled
Scripture Untangled

SCRIPTURE UNTANGLED PODCAST

The Bible can feel overwhelming, confusing, or hard to believe. Scripture Untangled is a newly launched CBS podcast that offers interviews with culture leaders, pastors, and Bible thinkers to help people be inspired to know Jesus more and dive into the Bible for themselves. It will bring influential voices from across Canada and beyond, sharing both the impact of Scripture in their own lives, and how they have honestly wrestled with big and important questions of faith and the contents of Scripture.

OVERCOMERS

Established in 1985, and now a CBS national program which will be relaunched in fall 2022, Overcomers is a faith-based, 12-step recovery program that supports those dealing with life controlling issues and both chemical and behavioural addictions. Overcomers will have a new companion Bible in the Contemporary English Version that will feature all 12-steps with relevant and connecting passages and highly impactful devotionals with hot topics connected to life controlling issues.

THE BIBLE COURSE

Introduced in 2020, The Bible Course proved its potential in 2021 “It was a great privilege to facilitate the Bible Course this past year. We had no dropouts, and many said they would take it again to gain more insights. The teenagers kept a low profile but I am told that they were very engaged and there were side conversations to discuss the content.

“There is such rich teaching in each session; …the material is very current and relevant… (with) a beautiful overview of what the Bible covers from beginning to end. I especially loved how things were tied together, reviewed, and built upon throughout. The visuals helped to remember the storyline of the Bible, the narrators were engaging, and the written materials were an asset for the leader. I highly recommend the Bible Course for anyone, a Christ follower or not. We plan to offer it again. Thank you for this awesome resource!”

—Linda Thiessen-Belch, Faith Mennonite Church, Leamington, Ontario

The Bible Course
The Bible Course

THE BIBLE COURSE

Introduced in 2020, The Bible Course proved its potential in 2021 “It was a great privilege to facilitate the Bible Course this past year. We had no dropouts, and many said they would take it again to gain more insights. The teenagers kept a low profile but I am told that they were very engaged and there were side conversations to discuss the content.

“There is such rich teaching in each session; …the material is very current and relevant… (with) a beautiful overview of what the Bible covers from beginning to end. I especially loved how things were tied together, reviewed, and built upon throughout. The visuals helped to remember the storyline of the Bible, the narrators were engaging, and the written materials were an asset for the leader. I highly recommend the Bible Course for anyone, a Christ follower or not. We plan to offer it again. Thank you for this awesome resource!”

—Linda Thiessen-Belch, Faith Mennonite Church, Leamington, Ontario

RESEARCH: STATE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH IN CANADA

To better understand the state of Christian faith in Canada today, the Canadian Bible Society commissioned Credence & Co. to research questions of faith and Scripture in Canada, through a study of literature, interviews with key leaders, and dialogue circles with

Christian leaders in Canada. The report highlighted some daunting realities, but also identified opportunities for faith and Bible engagement in Canada. The effort will assist CBS in understanding its role in the current social context, and powerfully inform visionary strategies to get more Canadians deeply engage with God’s Word.

 

Research findings
Research findings

RESEARCH: STATE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH IN CANADA

To better understand the state of Christian faith in Canada today, the Canadian Bible Society commissioned Credence & Co. to research questions of faith and Scripture in Canada, through a study of literature, interviews with key leaders, and dialogue circles with

Christian leaders in Canada. The report highlighted some daunting realities, but also identified opportunities for faith and Bible engagement in Canada. The effort will assist CBS in understanding its role in the current social context, and powerfully inform visionary strategies to get more Canadians deeply engage with God’s Word.

 

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