Bringing us back to what is most important every day.
The goal of The LEAP Bible Companion App (BCA) may be summed up in one word - consistency. The BCA is a tool designed to help you be more consistent in reading the Word and in praying. Whether you prefer to read the Bible in its paper or electronic form or even to listen to a recording, the Bible Companion App allows you to measure your consistency, track your progress, establish accountability partners, and deepen your understanding through an application-driven commentary.
We often receive requests for features such as Bible reading plans and enhanced prayer and accountability options. Such features are coming; however, don’t expect them to have a traditional feel to them. This is because when we approach a need, we ask ourselves, “Why is the current system failing? Where are the constraints and bottlenecks that frustrate the end-goal?” For instance, it’s probably fair to say that most people who start Bible reading plans (especially one-year plans) never finish them. So, we attempt to identify the main causes and then design tools within the BCA to meet your specific goals as you work your way through the entire Word of God.
The BCA Community
Being a member of The Bible Companion App anonymously connects you with a community of worldwide BCA members. Since many people ask if we have plans to integrate the BCA into various social media outlets, it’s important to know the founders’ philosophy with the app. Although we are not opposed to social media, we also see it as creating a lot of noise, which can easily be distracting. Have you ever walked out your front door in the morning without spending time in the Word or in prayer but having checked your Facebook and Twitter account multiple times? Or have you come across a verse that seemed to jump off the page, so you immediately post it to your social media page for the world to see rather than taking an extra moment or two to let the Holy Spirit internalize the message, making it applicable in your life? Noise can be the number one enemy of consistency in the Word, quiet solitude, and thoughtful prayerful.
However, the goal is not for you to run off to become a monk. Therefore, we have built a soft community within The Bible Companion App. Watching the evening news can be depressing, but opening up The Bible Companion App to log your daily reading and seeing that there are also half a million other believers around the world that are currently reading in the same book as you is refreshing. And in the future, we think you’ll really like what we are designing for the prayer section.
Who’s Behind the App?
The LEAP Bible Companion App is the brainchild of Jenny and Brandon of Frisco, TX. Jenny is organized and disciplined to the degree of jokingly being a little OCD. Every morning she can be found on the couch cuddled up with their English bulldog, a steaming cup of coffee, and an open Bible. She loves the way The Bible Companion App allows her to check off her reading and instantly view her progress. Her husband, Brandon, is the unorganized counter-balance, leaning more towards the ADD side of things. Since he can be easily distracted, he needed a personal accountability tool that reflected his reading and prayer consistency.
Jenny and Brandon own LEAP Communications Group, Inc., a company that provides distance training solutions for software companies. However, their overarching passion is being involved in overseas mission work that provides Biblical training material to Christians in sensitive areas, as well as supporting causes that focus on orphans and human trafficking.
When Jenny and Brandon are not creating corporate training material, writing Bible studies, or developing the Bible Companion App, they enjoy waving their fly rods over a gentle stream in hopes of tempting a trout to rise.
Do you find banner ads within apps annoying? So do we. So then why did we include them in The LEAP Bible Companion App? The answer is because the sponsorship revenue allows us to further develop the app, market it, pay for translations, and support mission work. The sponsors are not generated from an ad agency; they must come directly through us, and we have pretty strict rules on who can and cannot hold a sponsorship position. Most of the sponsorships that you see will be local businesses and churches. Because their generous funding is promoting the spread of the app and thus helping more people become consistent in the Word and prayer, we hope that when you see the sponsorship ads you’ll look on them with thankfulness instead of disdain. Furthermore, we hope you consider supporting our sponsors with your business. Be sure to tell them that you saw them in The Bible Companion App!
Please know that none of your personal information is given to sponsors. The only thing that a sponsor can see is anonymous, non-identifiable, aggregate information. For instance, heat maps will show the density of BCA users by county, state, and country. Total chapters read may be displayed by state.