Key Initiatives

Please join us! Josh McDowell Ministry works hard to provide innovative solutions for influencers around the world to effectively lead their young people and congregations into a relationship with Jesus Christ so that they can live healthy and fulfilling lives.

When you help Josh McDowell Ministry you extend our reach…and help us change the world! Every donation makes a difference. Every prayer makes a difference. Every share makes a difference. Read Changed Life Stories.

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Share the gospel in Russia

For nearly 25 years, Josh McDowell Ministry has remained committed to reaching the people of Russia with the good news of Jesus Christ. The need is still great as our partners there have requested 60,000 biblical resources this year.

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Share the truth of Jesus in the language of today

Technology has been called the language of today. More people than ever before have smartphones and mobile devices. In so many parts of the world, we cannot get God’s truth into the hands of those who need it unless it is concealed in small, easily hidden, digital packages. That is why digital resources are so crucial.

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Share Truth through More Than a Carpenter

Earnest young men and women all over the world are finding that prestige, money and so many other worldly pursuits can’t ever bring meaning to our lives. But God can, because He alone is TRUTH. Together we can share His life-changing truth through More Than a Carpenter.

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Help Reach OPEN Hearts in CLOSED Countries

In eight countries that are closed to the gospel, Josh McDowell Ministry is hoping to provide 386,200 Christian books — including More Than a Carpenter, The Deity of ChristThe New Evidence That Demands a Verdict and others — for truth seekers who have little or no access to Christ-centered resources.

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Provide Christ-Centered Books for Seminary Students in East Asia

The church in East Asia is experiencing unprecedented growth. But there is a shortage of Christian resources — they’re either very expensive or hard to come by. Upon graduation from seminary, most students will no longer have access to seminary libraries. For many, the Bible is all they’ll have. And on the meager income they’ll make as a pastor, they will not likely be able to buy additional resources.

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Reach the People of Egypt for Christ

Christians and truth seekers in Egypt need your support — now more than ever. Their churches are being burned, homes looted and leaders killed. But you can come alongside Egyptian congregations during these challenging days. Your gift will let our brothers and sisters in Egypt know they’re not alone AND equip them to grow in Jesus and share His truth.

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Reach People from Closed Countries through the Port Cities Project

Each summer, the heavy travel through European ports provides a tremendous opportunity to reach people from the Middle East and North Africa. When it’s time to head home, these travelers must wait in long ferry lines, often sitting for hours in their cars. While they wait, volunteers tell them about Jesus.

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Provide Resources for this Summer’s Gulf Partnership Outreach

Each year, thousands of people from the Middle East (particularly the Saudi Arabian Peninsula), travel to European cities for work, vacation, shopping, medical purposes and more. Making the most of this window of opportunity, we reach out to these visitors with the truth of the gospel.

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Send God’s Truth to Seekers in Closed Countries

Your gift will help put the truth of Jesus into the hands of seekers! News out of North Africa and the Middle East is bleak for Christians.

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Help equip, strengthen and multiply believers worldwide

Our world is in desperate need of truth. That’s why we’re pleased to announce a brand-new edition
of Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World — updated and expanded for a new generation facing new challenges to the Christian faith. Already our partners around the globe are eager to translate and print the updated version so they can use it to share truth with more people worldwide.

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Help lead children and families around the world to Jesus

Written specifically for children, The Right Choices Bible is unlike any other book. Using culturally relevant illustrations and Bible stories that prompt meaningful discussion, children are able to really understand God’s Word, its relevance today and how it applies to their lives. For 2017, we’ve received requests from the Middle East, Central Asia and East Asia for various translations of The Right Choices Bible.

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Help People Live, Defend and Share the Truth of Jesus

Right now, we have over 100,000 requests for More Than a Carpenter that will be used North Africa, Central Asia and Europe. There’s an enormous need for Christ-centered books in regions of the world that are closed to the gospel — where people yearn to know and understand truth that will bring them both meaning and salvation!

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Bring Hope to Families in the Middle East

With all that’s going on in the Middle East, people are seeking alternatives to the violence around them. They’re opening their minds — and hearts — like never before! What a window of opportunity we have!

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Rush The Right Choices Bible to Persecuted Christians in Egypt

On Palm Sunday, suicide bombers detonated bombs at 2 separate churches in Egypt. At least 49 Christians lost their lives. Hundreds more have been injured. Many wonder how they can stand firm in their faith with such terror and violence standing against them. You can help provide copies of The Right Choices Bible to families suffering in Egypt. Many of these families have little access to Christian resources or are wanting to use this tragedy as an opportunity to share their faith.

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Send Undaunted on DVD to Russia and Bordering Countries

Help encourage our brothers and sisters in Russia as they share their faith! Right now, it’s still legal to distribute Christ-centered videos and books, but we don’t know how long this will last.

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You’re Invited to Join Truth Builders

When you join Truth Builders, your monthly gifts will help provide steady ministry support directly where most needed to help share the gospel, explain the message of Jesus and equip people to live out their faith.

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Undaunted : The Story that’s Changing Lives for Christ

Ministry leaders around the world are sharing that this movie is helping bring these hidden topics out in the open.  Especially in the Middle East, where the veil of shame is so prevalent.

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Help Reach Young People Leaving the Church

Though Europe once enjoyed a rich spiritual heritage, today their youth are walking away from the church in droves. They’re questioning their faith and wondering how the Bible and Jesus are still relevant today.

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Give the Gift of Truth this Easter Where Most Urgently Needed

Men and women worldwide need to hear the truth about Jesus — that He died on the cross and rose again so that you and I, and men and women all over the world could experience the great love He has for us. Yet today, people all around the globe do not have this hope.

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Share the Gospel Online

Over 3 billion people utilize the Internet each year. That means that online initiatives provide the perfect platform to meets the spiritual needs of people globally by reaching into any geographic or political region in the world — going where missionaries can’t go — and sharing truth with those who may otherwise seem inaccessible.

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Give Truth with Your Year-End Gift

With all that’s happening in the world today, and even right here in our own country, TRUTH is more relevant than ever. This year-end, join with us in sharing the greatest of all gifts — the Truth of Jesus — with people worldwide who need to hear the good news.

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Send Books like More Than a Carpenter to Ethiopia

The need for truth-filled books and resources in Ethiopia is more urgent than ever. Help fulfill the requests for books like More Than a Carpenter, translated into the heart language of those who will receive it.

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Provide Christ-Centered Resources for Families Worldwide

So many families around the world are in crisis. Through the Summer of Family 2015, you can help put Christ-centered resources into the hands — and hearts — of families all around the world.

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Give More Than a Carpenter to Seekers in Closed Countries

News out of the Middle East, Africa and Asia is bleak for Christians. Persecution is increasing for those who dare to share their faith. Ministry in many of these places has been driven underground.

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Provide Undaunted Resource Bundles that Introduce Broken People to Jesus Christ

You can help tell even more people around the world about Jesus Christ by helping put this life-changing movie into the hands of those who desperately need it.

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Heroic Truth Experience

You can help equip young people, parents and youth pastors with teaching and resources that contain solid answers to their toughest questions so they can better understand what they believe, why it is true and how to live it out.

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