Our Mission

Who We Are

BibleProject is a nonprofit, crowdfunded organization that produces 100% free Bible videos, podcasts, blogs, classes, and educational Bible resources to help make the biblical story accessible to everyone everywhere.

From page one to the final word, we believe the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus. This diverse collection of ancient books overflows with wisdom for our modern world. As we let the biblical story speak for itself, we believe the message of Jesus will transform individuals and entire communities.

Many people have misunderstood the Bible as a collection of inspirational quotes or a divine instruction manual dropped from Heaven. Most of us gravitate toward sections we enjoy while avoiding parts that are confusing or even disturbing.

Our Bible resources help people experience the Bible in a way that is approachable, engaging, and transformative. We do this by showcasing the literary art of the Scriptures and tracing biblical themes from beginning to end. Rather than taking the stance of a specific tradition or denomination, we create materials to elevate the Bible for all people and draw our eyes to its unified message.

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Our Story

Tim Mackie and Jon Collins (long-time friends and one-time roommates at Multnomah University) were tossing around ideas on how to help people read through Scripture while avoiding the common pitfalls and misunderstandings. How could they present complex biblical themes in a way that was real and unapologetic but approachable?

Combining Tim's deep biblical understanding and Jon's passion for visual storytelling, they created their first two videos in 2014 and put them online for free.

Less than ten years later, we have over 180 videos and 350 podcast episodes, which can all be accessed on our website, the BibleProject app, YouTube, and more. We have over 620 million views across all of our media channels in over 200 countries, and we have over five million subscribers worldwide.

Viewership is evenly distributed between ages 18 to 45. We aim to inspire the next generation to explore the Bible through the mediums in which they have been raised, visual storytelling and technology.

Our Reading Paradigm for the Bible

Exploring the Bible as "a unified story that leads to Jesus" is more than our mission statement, it’s also our paradigm for reading Scripture. We’ve identified seven ideas that help us understand the Bible as it was meant to be read.

Human and Divine Literature

The Bible is the result of a creative collaboration between humans and God’s Spirit. Exploring its humanity we discover its divinity. By confessing its divinity, it transforms our humanity. 

Ancient Literature 

The Bible was written in another time and culture, and we need to honor that ancient historical context as we come to understand it better.  

Unified Literature

The Bible has many authors, literary styles, and themes, but it tells one story about God’s creation and rescue of humanity to become his partners in overseeing the world.  

Messianic Literature

The story of the Bible and all of its main themes come to their fulfillment in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection and the gift of the Spirit.

Wisdom Literature

The Bible invites its readers not simply to learn new ideas, but to go on a journey of character transformation that leads to wise living.

Meditation Literature

As ancient Jewish literature, the Bible is artistically designed to reveal its meaning over a lifetime of re-reading and reflection.                                                 

Communal Literature

The Bible was designed to be read and studied within a community that is learning to live within its story.

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