The purpose of our ministry is twofold:
(1) Multimedia Bible Study Resources:
SOWIM exists to bring the word of God and the salvation of Jesus Christ to the world. To enable the in-depth study of God’s word, we produce state-of-the-art multimedia Bible study sets in Chinese, English, Arabic and more languages. Each set includes a multi-lesson docudrama (available for digital streaming or download) on a book of the Bible and a study workbook for individual and small group use.
Our Bible study resources bring to life the events of the Bible through immersive experiences of historical sites, archeological findings and artifacts, taught by Bible scholars and augmented with animations, illustrations, and dramatic acting. By making the books of the Bible more accessible to readers across cultures and generations, SOWIM invites Christians into a deeper encounter of God’s word and a fresh journey of personal growth and spiritual maturity.
(2) Missions Work:
We commit to God’s mission among people of all nations, tribes, and tongues. We provide our Bible study resources for free to missions organizations that share both our faith in Jesus Christ and our goal of fulfilling the Great Commission to which Christ has called us.
In response to a specific burden and urgency to preach the gospel to the Chinese people, we train and send short-term mission teams to Chinese-populated areas in Asia. Our teams reach out to the youth through Summer English Bible Camps and serve families through marital enrichment and parenting programs rooted in God’s word.
SOWIM Bible study resources are versatile and can speak to a variety of audiences across cultures and generations. Our Bible study sets have been used (1) to preach the gospel and introduce books in the Bible to individuals who do not know Jesus, (2) to help Christians gain a clear understanding of biblical truth and build a firm foundation for their faith, and (3) as effective training tools for missions teams and church leaders.
The fruits of our ministry:
SOWIM launched in 2009 with our first series of multimedia Bible study resources on Old Testament Historical Books. SOWIM Bible study sets are now available on Esther, Ruth, Ezra, Nehemiah, Joshua, Judges, and 1 Samuel, with 2 Samuel, Kings and Chronicles to follow.
In 2017, we embarked on a second series on Old Testament Books of Wisdom, with Bible study sets now available for the Book of Job and near completion for the Book of Psalms.
SOWIM Bible study resources are currently being used by churches and missions organizations in 36 countries (and counting), across a variety of contexts including small group Bible studies, Sunday school, and discipleship training.
Since 2010, SOWIM had the joy of sending short-term missions teams to Taiwan annually during the summer. Over 50 coworkers were trained and over 700 students accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.
SOWIM Hong Kong and SOWIM Taiwan launched in 2012 and 2014, respectively, to serve Chinese-populated areas in Asia more responsively.