Give to YouVersion or to Bible Translation

Updated 1 hour ago by Brannon Golden

General


What happens to my money when I give to YouVersion or to Bible Translation?

At YouVersion, we believe that seeking intimacy with God has the power to transform people’s lives. Thank you for your heart to support our mission of encouraging people to seek intimacy with God every day. 


When you give to YouVersion… 

Your contribution directly supports our operating costs. 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. Relative to the products and services that we provide, YouVersion is a small team of developers, engineers, designers, writers, managers, and support staff. For us, this work is personal. Our lives have been changed by God’s Word, and we want to share it with others.


When you give to Bible Translation…

More than a billion people still don’t have even one Bible in their language. Through our “Bible for Everyone” campaign, YouVersion works directly with Bible translation organizations to help fund projects that can rapidly provide Scripture to large numbers of people. When you give to Bible Translation through YouVersion, your entire contribution goes directly to our partners, who use your gift exclusively for the purpose of Bible Translation. 


Is my donation tax-deductible? 

YouVersion is a ministry of Life.Church, a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization in the United States. Gifts to YouVersion are tax-deductible only if you live within the United States. 


How do I contribute financially to YouVersion? 

Thank you for your heart to support our mission of encouraging people to seek intimacy with God every day. You can give inside the YouVersion app or at give.bible.com. Find “Give” or 🖤 or “Donate” (in the menus or at the bottom), and follow the instructions on the form, including specifying YouVersion or Bible Translation.

To give through the mail, send a check or money order to:

YouVersion
4600 E. 2nd St.
Edmond, OK  73034


Specify on your check or money order whether your gift is for YouVersion or for Bible Translation.

Should I give to YouVersion instead of tithing to my church? 

Thank you for your heart to support our mission of encouraging people to seek intimacy with God every day. Tithing is a biblical principle. Malachi 3:10 tells us to “bring the full tithe into the storehouse.” Tithe means 10% of our income, and the “storehouse” is the local church. We believe that our first step as fully devoted followers of Christ is to contribute a tithe to your local church. This is different from offerings, which are gifts over and above the tithe, given in areas that God is stirring us to support. 

We would be honored if you would prayerfully consider giving an offering to YouVersion—over and above your tithe to your local church. If you do not currently have a church home, our YouVersion Spiritual Support Team would be happy to help you in your search. Email us at spiritualsupport@youversion.com


Giving Statements 

Why is “Life.Church” on my Giving Statement? 

YouVersion is a product of the local church. Life.Church is a local church in Oklahoma that launched YouVersion in 2007, and YouVersion remains a digital ministry of Life.Church today. Life.Church is one church in multiple locations, passionate about leveraging technology to share the Gospel of Jesus. Life.Church and YouVersion are united in mission: to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. 

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.


Will I receive a Giving Statement?

Yes. Every January, YouVersion will email you an Annual Giving Statement. Inside the app, you can view your Giving History at any time, register to have your Annual Giving Statement mailed to you (U.S. only), and download your Annual Giving Statements. (All of these features are available under Give or 🖤, Giving Statements.) When you give to YouVersion, your gift is used to support YouVersion’s operating costs. When you give to Bible Translation, your gift goes directly toward active Bible Translation projects. All donations are calculated in U.S. dollars. YouVersion is a digital ministry of Life.Church. If you have more questions about YouVersion Annual Giving Statements, email us at giving@youversion.com


How do I view my Giving History? 

You can view your Giving History inside the YouVersion app or at give.bible.com. App: Select More, then Give (or 🖤) (top right). App or Website: Select Giving History, then select a Year.


Giving Methods

Why is my Giving Method saved? 

YouVersion saves your payment information to make it easier for you to give in the future. Your payment information is securely stored and PCI compliant through our payment processors, Stripe and PayPal.

Related: How do I delete one of my Giving Methods?


Why did I see an error message when I tried to remove my Giving Method? 

Most often, this happens when you try to remove a Giving Method from one of your Scheduled Gifts, but you only have one Giving Method set up. If you want to change your Giving Method for a Scheduled Gift: 


First, add your new Giving Method: 

App: Select More (bottom right), then Give (or 🖤) (top right). App or Website: Select Giving Method, then add your payment type. After you complete all Required Fields, select Save (top right) or Done.


Then, change your Scheduled Gift: 

App: Select More (bottom right), then Give (or 🖤) (top right). App or Website: Select Scheduled Giving (bottom). Select Edit on the Scheduled Gift you would like to change, then make your changes. When you have completed all your changes, select Save. (If you used PayPal as your Giving Method, you may have to login into PayPal to confirm your changes.)


Then, delete the Giving Method that you don’t want: 

App: Select More, then Give (or 🖤). App or Website: Select Giving Method. Website: Select Edit, then Delete. iOS: Swipe left, then Delete. Android: Long press, then Delete.


How do I… 


…Add a Giving Method?

You can add a Giving Method inside the YouVersion app or at give.bible.com. App: Select More (bottom right), then Give (or 🖤) (top right). App or Website: Select Giving Method, then add your payment type. After you complete all Required Fields, select Save (top right) or Done. 


…Select a different Giving Method?

You can select a different Giving Method inside the YouVersion app or at give.bible.com. App: Select More (bottom right), then Give (or 🖤) (top right). App or Website: Select Giving Method, then select one of the Giving Methods you added before. (If you need to add a new Giving Method first, scroll back to the previous question, Add a Giving Method


…Delete one of my Giving Methods?

If you do not want one of your Giving Methods saved, you can delete any of them at any time, either in the YouVersion app or at give.bible.com. App: Select More, then Give (or 🖤). App or Website: Select Giving Method. Website: Select Edit, then Delete. iOS: Swipe left, then Delete. Android: Long press, then Delete.


…Make a donation of stock? 

Thank you for your heart to support our mission of encouraging people to seek intimacy with God every day. To donate stock, please complete our Marketable Securities Donation Form


…View my Scheduled Giving information? 

Thank you for your heart to support our mission of encouraging people to seek intimacy with God every day. You can view your Scheduled Giving Information inside the YouVersion app or at give.bible.com. App: Select More (bottom right), then Give (or 🖤) (top right). App or Website: Select Scheduled Giving (bottom). 


…Change my Scheduled Gift? 

Thank you for your heart to support our mission of encouraging people to seek intimacy with God every day. You can change your Scheduled Gift inside the YouVersion app or at give.bible.com. App: Select More (bottom right), then Give (or 🖤) (top right). App or Website: Select Scheduled Giving (bottom). Select Edit on the Scheduled Gift you would like to change, then make your changes. When you have completed all your changes, select Save. (If you used PayPal as your Giving Method, you may have to login into PayPal to confirm your changes.) 


…Cancel my Scheduled Giving? 

You can cancel your Scheduled Giving inside the YouVersion app or at give.bible.com. App: Select More (bottom right), then Give (or 🖤) (top right). App or Website: Select Scheduled Giving (bottom), then Edit. Scroll to the bottom of the form, select Cancel Scheduled Gift, then Delete. 


…Send a donation using a check or money order?

Mail your check or money order to YouVersion at: 

YouVersion
4600 E. 2nd St.
Edmond, OK  73034
Specify on your check or money order whether your gift is for YouVersion or for Bible Translation.


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