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Where Are We Headed in 2021?

December 29, 2020

by Gregg Harris, President

The ministry of THRU the BIBLE is not just an organization; it is a movement of God! He leads, we listen, and we obey. He brings the resources we need—wisdom, prayer support, finances, and ministry partners. Over 50 years of ministry, we have learned the truth of the old maxim: Where God guides, He provides.  

So when people ask me where THRU the BIBLE is heading, my honest response is this: Wherever God tells us to go! Each day, we live out the truth of Proverbs 16:9—“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” All of our plans for growth are grounded in a conviction that God has led us into these new ventures and has opened the doors for their fulfillment. 

As we look ahead to 2021, here are some of the new initiatives the Lord is leading us into: 

  • The Bible Bus will begin its 11th journey from Genesis to Revelation in English. We do not take for granted that our station partners and listeners want to continue to hear Dr. McGee’s systematic teaching of every book of the Bible. In April, we start with the “Guidelines” programs and then dive into Genesis. Over 1300 radio stations across North America will air the programs, as will many digital outlets. By the grace and power of God, the Bible Bus continues to roll along, blessing millions for eternity.

  • New languages – Last year we launched Slovak, Igbo, Baoulé, and Runyakitara. Each of these languages will grow in their impact as they complete their first full year on the air. We also hope to see Mien and Hmong broadcast in Southeast Asia.

  • New TTB Home Groups – We are thrilled that God has opened a door for our Home Group ministry in the countries of Nepal and Bhutan. We also expect to see continued progress toward our goal of having TTB Home Groups in 150 languages for India. Tens of thousands of souls are deeply touched by the study of God’s Word.

  • Expanded audio-visual ministry – Our recently-launched Farsi and Turkish satellite TV programs are continuing to grow in their impact around the world. We are thrilled that Urdu satellite TV will launch this year. Audio-visual programs in Vietnam are being developed and distributed through an “undercover” network of in-home broadcast systems.

  • Digital ministry expansion – Two out of every three people on planet earth have a mobile phone. We have been working hard to strengthen our ability to effectively reach people on digital platforms. One example: Our partnership with YouVersion has yielded the completion of more than a quarter of a million TTB reading plans (the user reads a book of the Bible and then reads or listens to TTB’s teaching). Based on current trends, we anticipate more than 400,000 new plan subscriptions in 2021! We will also see millions of streams, downloads, and engagements on a variety of digital platforms.

God has repeatedly promised to honor His Word. As we look to a fresh year on the calendar, we join the pioneer missionary William Carey in boldly proclaiming “the future is as bright as the promises of God.” We are so immensely grateful for your love and support to THRU the BIBLE as, together, we take the whole Word to the whole world!