A global community passionately seeking God every day.

YouVersion is a digital ministry of Life.Church, a multi-site church that meets in multiple locations across the United States and globally at Church Online. We are Christ followers who create biblically centered, culturally relevant experiences to help people grow closer to God.

In 2006, our Life.Church team realized that it was a struggle for us to read the Bible consistently. Our Innovation Leader, Bobby Gruenewald, wondered if there was a way technology could help. As a result, the idea for YouVersion was born.

Today, YouVersion remains a relatively small team of software developers, systems engineers, designers, data analysts, marketers, writers, managers, and support staff. Many of us left corporate careers to pursue our passion of leading people to become fully devoted to Christ.

For us, this work is personal. Our lives have been changed by God’s Word, and we want to share it with others.  

But we couldn’t do this work alone. We partner with Bible societies and publishers, with content producers from other ministries, and with a global network of passionate volunteers. All of us are united in a single vision: that each person in our community is on an active journey to become who God made them to be, abiding in Him, and drawing closer every day.

YouVersion is not a business; we have never had plans to monetize our app, nor to sell data or ads, nor will we. YouVersion, and the organizations we partner with, make our app and content available for free because we are a ministry whose sole mission is to help people draw closer to God. Our work is supported financially by Life.Church and from the generosity of our worldwide YouVersion Community. 

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