Monday, August 31, 2009

Faith Comes By Hearing and Team up to Offer Audio Bibles

/PRNewswire/ -- Two Bible technology powerhouses, and Faith Comes By Hearing, have teamed up to offer free Audio Bible streaming at

Visitors to can read the Bible in different versions and languages, add comments or insights, bookmark favorite verses, and even create an online Bible journal. The addition of Faith Comes By Hearing's streaming Audio Bible now allows visitors to listen to the Word of God.

"We're thrilled about partnering with Faith Comes By Hearing to offer Audio Bibles in more than 380 languages on," said Bobby Gruenewald, Pastor, Innovation Leader.

"Now, anyone around the globe with access to a computer and an Internet connection will be able to listen to God's Word," said Gruenewald. "By making these Audio Bibles available for free, we hope to remove many of the economic and cultural obstacles that can stand in the way of people experiencing Scripture."

"Faith Comes By Hearing's Audio Bibles are dramatized word-for-word Scripture recordings complete with sound effects and music," said Troy Carl, Faith Comes By Hearing's national director. "People can listen to the Word of God while reading along or discussing with others through the free online Bible at"

YouVersion is a free online Bible with an emphasis on community, collaboration and personalized content. It is also available as the Bible App for iPhone, BlackBerry and web-enabled mobile phones. More than 1.8 million people from over 200 countries are using YouVersion, and have spent more than half a billion minutes (over 1,100 years) engaging in Scripture with this Web site and its mobile versions.

"We immediately received positive feedback about this streaming Audio Bible integration into," said Carl.

Gruenewald agreed by saying, "Users have responded very enthusiastically to the addition of Audio Bibles on and have let us know they are spending more time in God's Word with this new feature."

Faith Comes By Hearing is the world's foremost Audio Bible ministry, developing and deploying innovative audio tools, including the Proclaimer, the BibleStick and the Audio Bible Ambassador, to disciple every nation, tribe, language and people.

The mission of Faith Comes By Hearing is to record the New Testament in 2,000 languages and to implement 2 million Bible listening groups by 2016.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Summit to Participate in National Back to Church Sunday Sept 13

The Summit is participating in Back to Church Sunday, a national movement of churches to encourage formerly churched people to ReThink Church and try it again. According to LifeWay Research, 38 percent of people are receptive or highly receptive to attending church. 82 percent say they would be open to attending church if a friend invited them. But, unfortunately only 21 percent of active church-going Christians invited someone to church last year! The Summit is joining with thousands of churches to help change those statistics by inviting everyone to attend church on September 13, 2009.

The Summit

The Summit invites former church attendees to ReThink Church on Back to Church Sunday.

Sept 13, 2009

1373 Hwy 92S., Fayetteville, GA

Pastor Sandi Wilmesherr, The Summit
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Brooks United Methodist Church Blesses Backpacks

All students and families are invited to Brooks United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 16th to be a part of Blessing of the Backpack Sunday. There will be a special time during the service where we will ask God’s blessing on our students, school faculty and families for the new school year. Please join us on the 16th at either the 8:45 AM service or the 11:00 AM service. We are also collecting backpacks and school supplies for DFCS to be blessed during the service if you would like to participate in this mission effort. Brooks UMC is located just 3 miles south of GA 85 at the corner of GA 85 Connector and Morgan Mill Road. Call the church at 770-719-7593 for more information or visit our website at

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