Bible Month

According to our 2013 Nielsen research, only 29% of Christians in New Zealand read the Bible at least weekly.

New Zealand Bible Month is all about changing that.

We’re producing a range of resources to help you encourage Bible reading in your church.  Plus, during Bible Month 2017 we’ll release the latest New Zealand Bible reading research that will paint a picture of just how important the Bible is to all New Zealanders.

Mark July in your 2017 calendar as New Zealand Bible Month.  More information will be available early in 2017 and packs will be mailed to your church in June.

If you’ve got questions about how your church can be involved, we’d love to chat with you.  Call us on 0800 424 253 to speak to one of our team.

Upcoming resources for Bible Month 2017

2017 New Zealand Bible Reading Research

This random sample of the population will tell us the percentage of New Zealanders that own a Bible, and how often it is read.  We’ll also find out how often Christians read the Bible and whether or not it influences their everyday life.  This research will be the same as conducted by Bible Society in 2008 and 2013, so we will be able to benchmark against those results.

Monthly reading plan for July

Get your whole church reading through the same Scriptures during July with our free 31 day reading plan.  Read through Luke and Acts, or all four Gospels, or even the whole New Testament in 31 days (that’s a challenge!) – our free guide sets out each day’s readings for people to follow.

Special Pass It On offers

We’re putting together a range of specially priced Bible resources for children and youth that parents and grandparents in your church can buy and present to them.  Why not have a special service with a Pass It On theme where these Bibles are presented to the children and youth in your church?  We’ll produce some free posters to encourage participation, and you can even do a bulk lot order for your whole church.

Check out our range of free Pass It On resources

Bible engagement video

We’re producing an engaging video to encourage your church to read the Bible.  The Bible is foundational to the Christian faith and needs to be a core part of the Christian journey.  This video will look at why we should read it and what happens when we do.


Bible Month packs will be sent to churches in early June 2017.  If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone about celebrating Bible Month in your church, give us a call on
0800 424 253 or email neels@biblesociety.org.nz