From cookies in your kitchen to Bibles for members of the NZ Police
Enjoy baking? Want to support Bible Mission in NZ?
Bake for Bibles is a fun and creative baking activity to help raise funds for the special-edition Bible being offered to members of the NZ Police.
They’ve been hard at work on the Beat during the Coronavirus pandemic keeping our communities safe and we reckon what better way to say ‘thank you’ than by baking (and icing) some Police-themed cookies?
Every $9 you raise will provide the opportunity for a member of the New Zealand Police to receive their own special-edition Bible (learn more about this project below).
Bake for Bibles – Bubbles edition
May 25 – July 3
This year, for reasons you can probably guess, the Bake for Bibles fundraiser has a ‘bubbles’ flavour to it.
With the current physical distancing limitations, we’re asking participants to only bake within their household bubbles – or as a ‘self-isolating’ activity.
And to keep everyone happy and healthy, it also means your cookies are not for sale – you get to bake your cookies and eat them too!
Instead, you’ll raise funds by inviting your “extended online bubble” to sponsor your baking efforts by contributing some of their own dough through the online fundraising form.
Or you can make your own contribution towards the special-edition Bible using the same online form.
The Bake for Bibles in 3 simple steps:
Step 1 – Bake and ice – Huddle your bubble in the kitchen before baking and icing your Police-themed cookies – there will be prizes for the best decorated cookies (as judged by the PCSN of course!).
Step 2 – Snap and share – After snapping a pic or two of your baking, just share them with your ‘extended online bubble’ using social networking channels like Facebook, Instagram, Email or WatsApp.
That could be your friends, family, church group or whoever you think might be keen to support you.
Step 3 – Link and fundraise – Include the link to the Bake for Bibles fundraising page when your share your pics, so your supporters can sponsor your baking efforts by making a contribution online – we’ll help you write a little blurb so they know what you’re fundraising for too!
Alternatively, you can make your own contribution towards the special-edition Bible after you’ve done your baking using the same online form.
Every $9 you raise will provide the opportunity for a member of the New Zealand Police to receive their own special-edition Bible.
Your dedicated Baker’s page
To get your bake on, simply register below.
This will unlock your dedicated Baker’s page, which includes all the details you’ll need to enjoy a well baked fundraising activity:
- ‘How To’ Bake for Bibles PDF guide.
- Chelsea cookie shortbread recipe.
- How to enter the cookie decorating competition.
- The fundraising link where your supporters sponsor your baking efforts.
- Suggestions for making sharing your baking photos online easy.
- Prepared blurbs about the fundraiser, which you can add when sharing your photos with your supporters.
- Plus – access to our dedicated staff member who will be on hand to support you throughout the fundraiser.
What you’ll be baking for:
Special-edition Bible for the New Zealand Police
A year ago, Bible Society New Zealand began working with the Police Christian Support Network (PCSN) to create a Bible especially for the New Zealand Police.
This special-edition Bible is currently in print and all going to plan, it should be available by July.
The PCSN exists to maintain and nurture the faith of Christian members of the police.
Watch the video below to learn more about this project.
Remember, all the funds raised will go towards the special-edition Bible being offered to members of the NZ Police.
About Bible Society New Zealand
Bible Society New Zealand is a Christian charity whose mission is to help make the Bible accessible to everyone and encourage interaction with it.
We’re part of an international fellowship of Bible Societies called the United Bible Societies (UBS).
For the past three years, bakers like you, whether in family groups or church groups, have baked and sold cookies to raise over $24,000 for the mission in China!
If you’d like to find out more about Bake for Bibles, email or phone us (0800 424 253 ext 833) and we can answer any questions you have.