Bethesda Community Church in Fort Worth, Texas, has a thriving Spanish-speaking congregation. Since Immerse is available in English and Spanish it allows the Spanish-speaking and English-speaking church members to journey together through God’s Word. Hear how the Spanish-speaking members of the congregation have grown using this revolutionary experience.
Hear Southern Wesleyan University Professor Andrea Summers and her students talk about the impact of reading Immerse: Messiah
Hear what members of the Bethesda Community Church in Texas have to say about using Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience
Hear from pastors at Bethesda Community Church in Texas including senior Pastor J. Daniel Smith as he describes how they ‘north-winded’ Immerse church-wide.
An older woman in my church lamented to me that she loves to read – and reads everything! – but that she struggles to read the Bible. My response was immediate because I knew just what she needed – “I have the perfect thing for you!” I gave her my set of Immerse Bibles. A few weeks […]
My name is Ben Tameling, and I am a Bible teacher at Grandville Calvin Christian High School. I am writing to express my enthusiasm for the Immerse: The Reading Bible series created by the members of the Institute for Bible Reading and published by Tyndale Publishers. For the first time this semester, I used the […]
This story was submitted via the Share Your Stories page. Click here to share your own! Robert Lutjens St. John’s Lutheran Church Why did you do Immerse? As a pastor, I wanted people to be involved in God’s Word, reading or listening to it for themselves. While a number of my members use a daily […]
“We did the New Testament in eight weeks! I thought that was a really fun part of it – that we did it together.”
Barb and Glenn Martin have spent much of their lives in the education field — Barb as a faculty member at Bethel University, Glenn as a teacher, coach, and high-school principal. They both love the Word of God, faithfully participating in Bible studies and programs at their church in Roseville, MN. When they heard about […]
Chris Chapman has been practicing law in Southern California for well over a decade. Recently he created Chapman Sports and Entertainment—a full service sports and marketing agency where Chris is a certified agent with both the NFL and NBA. Chris grew up in pastor’s home in Texas and attends Saddleback Church but had never read […]
Recent data shows 40—50% of Millennials are leaving the church. This includes kids that faithfully attended youth group and went on missions trips. Does that weigh on you and shape the way you do youth ministry? Definitely. James Emery White in his book Meet Generation Z unpacks what the world might look like to the […]
Like many others of his generation, Duane Martin came to faith in college through the Navigators, a campus organization known for introducing people to the Bible right away. When it comes to the Bible, the Navigators are dedicated. Duane bought in fully, reading through the entire Bible every year, memorizing Scripture, and joining a church […]
What made you decide to do Immerse? Like most African American churches, we have a weekly Bible class that I lead. But I knew intuitively that our study of the Bible just wasn’t where it should be. Its strange, new Christians were pretty engaged, but veteran Christians rarely participated. When I would ask questions, they […]