American Bible Society

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Stewardship Report

American Bible Society’s 2012 Annual Report chronicles our ministry to bring the power and message of God’s Word where it’s needed most. Through our programs and partnerships, we’ve brought the Bible’s life-changing message to more than 45 million people in the United States and around the world in 2012 alone. We thank those who have faithfully supported our ongoing domestic and international ministry programs, which serve the needs of the whole Church:

  • America’s armed forces
  • Church leaders eager for Bible resources
  • Young adults seeking online ministry
  • Disaster survivors across the globe
  • Entire populations of people who have never before experienced God’s Word in their heart language.

It is our privilege to offer the hope of God’s Word to millions of people. Please pray that we will continue to fulfill our mission: To make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand, so all people may experience its life-changing message.


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IRS Form 990

Since 1816, American Bible Society has pioneered ways of providing God's Word for the people around the world who need it most.

This includes:

Global Bible Ministry

Working with grassroots partners across our United Bible Societies network, we help place God's Word in China, Africa, India and particularly among the world's poor.

Bibles for the Military

Committed to supporting the men and women in our armed forces, we provide customized Bibles and Bible resources for our nation's military overseas and veterans returning home.

U.S. Bible Outreach

Supporting students struggling with literacy, victims of natural disaster, at-risk urban youth and prisoners across the country, we provide a range of Bible resources, offering answers and hope.

Bible Arts and Media

Pioneering online Bible tools, Bible-based music and films and Bible exploration experiences, we continue to open new ways for the timeless message of God's Word to come alive for new generations.

Translation and Education

Anchored by world-class Bible scholarship and a remarkable collection of ancient Scripture resources, we continue to develop new Bible resources and tools to bring the message of God's Word to people around the world.

Ministry Partnerships

Working together with ministries, such as the Salvation Army, Samaritan's Purse, Operation Compassion and partners from across the whole Church, we help get God's Word out to people around the globe.

For nearly 200 years, the life-changing ministries of American Bible Society have been made possible by the generous giving of thousands of donors. Every ministry offering is thoroughly evaluated through extensive due diligence provided by our research group, Global Scripture Impact. You can have confidence that your donation is supporting critically needed Bible ministry for people around the globe.


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