Using data and research to spot obstacles to and opportunities for Scripture engagement, we both foster innovation inside ABS and accelerate it outside ABS with partners. Our relentless focus is overcoming barriers to the Bible and unleashing breakthroughs to accelerate Scripture engagement and the growth of God’s presence in the United States.
$100,000 over three years
$50,000 over three years
Innovation AdvisorJOIN THIS EFFORT
Participation in Innovation Investors Fund. The fund will generate grants in the areas of Advocacy (storytelling/media), Technology, and Experiences (involvement). Grants will be given for R&D, growth, and scaling of promising ideas that are seeking to tackle the obstacles and needed breakthroughs related to Scripture engagement.
MINISTRIES WITH RICH INSIGHTS FOR INNOVATION
$25,000 per grant
Sponsor a Research GrantJOIN THIS EFFORT
Because Insight informs Innovation, existing ABS Ministries and external partners will be able to apply for Insight Grants. Whether for market insight or usage patterns, for a product or a program, the ABS Insights team will ensure sound design and consistent pursuit of Scripture engagement metrics.
Grants require an approved research plan; typical range for such studies is usually in the $25,000 range. Grants are administered by ABS’ Insights Team in collaboration with ministry and financial partners.
CHURCH & MINISTRY RESEARCH
Helping churches better understand their current state
Finalizes V2.0 and fuels church outreach through a combination of marketing and discounts to promote uptake, critical mass of data, and visibility.JOIN THIS EFFORT
The State of the Bible Church Assessment guides individual churches and ministries through a deep assessment of their current state, congregational needs, and revealed depth of Scripture engagement. Such insights will be critical for churches seeking to regain their footing in a season of great change.
Understanding Bible Engagement
Understanding the state of the Bible
Sponsor the Annual State of the Bible Assessment with a public sponsorship opportunity. JOIN THIS EFFORT
The annual State of the Bible (SOTB) national research is in its eleventh year, and delivers an ever-increasing resource trove for churches, ministries, publishers, and media for assessing the trends of Bible engagement across the country and in their audience.
Our latest move to release a monthly chapter with an accompanying webinar has proven to be very popular with an average attendance >150 people.
SHARING OUR Insights and expertise
$150,000 per year
Develop Insights MediaJOIN THIS EFFORT
We serve the Church by sharing research findings and bright spots through webinars, podcasts, digital trainings, etc.
Insights Media is a multi-pronged approach to communicate our own learnings, along with the collected insights of the greater church body, for greater and faster innovation. Insights Media is an instance of the Insights Imprint, a nascent label that will grow alongside the Project.
Conferences & Convenings
strengthening and equipping churches
Named sponsorship of the Innovation Partners ConferenceJOIN THIS EFFORT
The annual Innovation Partners Conference gathers ministry partners, church leaders, innovators, and influencers to dig into the challenges facing, and the needs of, churches and ministries in America.
This group will establish priorities, ideate needed innovations, request new research insights, share best practices, convene think tanks, and report back results from the year(s) prior.