May 09, 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT: The BCA version 3.1.0 is now available for iOS and Android. Updates include performance enhancements and feedback features.
What is the the Bible Companion App?
Fitness, diet, finances, time—if it's a part of our lives, there seems to be an app to track it. But what about the most important part of our lives? The part that remains when all else fades? The Bible Companion App (BCA) seeks to help build healthy daily habits in regards to spending time in the Word, prayer, and other aspects of the Christian life.
Here are some disturbing statistics:
The Bible has been the number one best seller for decades but it is the least read bestseller of all times.
Among those who say their Bible reading decreased in the last year, the number-one reason was busyness: 40% report being too busy with life's responsibilities (job, family, etc.). (Source: Barna Group)
Less than 20% of churchgoers read their Bible daily. (Source: Lifeway Research)
After surveying over 40,000 people, the Center for Bible Engagement determined the following odds for Christians who engage with the Bible four or more times a week.
Getting drunk = 57% lower odds
Sex outside marriage = 68% lower odds
Pornography = 61% lower odds
Gambling = 74% lower odds
Any of these negative habits = 57% lower odds
Sharing faith with others = 228% higher odds
Discipling others = 231% higher odds
Memorizing scripture = 407% higher odds
The Bible Companion App is designed to help you consistently stay in the Word.
Bible poverty can occur because the Word is unavailable or because we do not make ourselves available to the Word.
How does it work?
The Bible Companion App helps create and maintain good Bible reading habits by tracking your Bible readings with consistency meters, progress bars, and reading stats displayed within daily, weekly, & monthly charts. Other tracking features include setting goals for prayer, reflection, community, Bible Study, and other readings. The BCA does not contain the Scriptures. You are free to read from the Bible and medium of your choice.
Here are few of the features of The Bible Companion App. See the Features page for more details or view Using the BCA for detailed instructions.
Over 30 charts, meters, & gauges to help track Christian-based activities
Daily, weekly, and monthly charts track chapters logged and time-based events
Points are earned for consistency that can be donated to influence missional giving
Various line charts, bar charts, pie charts provide feedback on activity consistency
Select and display goal gauges from six different activities
Activity log provides text-based report over the past 14-days
Old Testament & New Testament progress meters display book progress and last date read
Community Wall displays events from direct relationships or group connections
Community prayer focuses on unreached people groups and current events
Key Ideas, Principles, & Applications for various books of the Bible
If you want to have a really bad reading experience, read only one page of your novel a day, or only one chapter of the Bible.
Read Your Bible - Help Support Missions
The goal in the creation of the Bible Companion App was two-fold. First, to help people create consistent habits in the Word. Second, to support missions. As you log activities, you gain Consistency Credits. These credits can then be used to influence funding in selected areas of missions. More information about the funding model can be found on the Sponsors page.
Period Ended May 15, 2016 allocation results.
The points donated during this period were: Evangelism 28% | Poverty 25% | Education 12% | Medical Aid 17% | Justice 18%
The next point allocation period ends Sunday, July 31, 2016.
Download the app & create a free account
The BCA is available for the iPhone, iPad, & Android 5.0+ phones. The BCA may work on some Android tablets but is not optimized for them. (Sorry, there are just too many devices and sizes to test.) The current BCA version is 3.0.1. Click the links to find the BCA within the app markets.
Just getting started? Want to see more? Click here for step-by-step instructions on using the BCA.
Click on the images below for a sneak peek of what's coming soon!
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Though we strive to provide a flawless app experience, sometimes technology gets the best of us. If you encounter a problem or need additional help, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (English only please.)
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