Through the Word Inc

Bible on your screen, Pastor in your headphones.

Westminster, CA   |  ttw.bible

Mission

TTW is a simple daily Bible habit that gives you... * Audio Guides for Every Chapter * 18 Epic Journeys Through the Bible * Your Own Daily Bible Journal * The Perfect Small Group Study Plan * The Cure for Lost-in-Leviticus Syndrome * All Free & All Under 20 Minutes a Day!

Ruling year info

2012

Founder and President

Kris Langham

Main address

P.O. Box 303

Westminster, CA 92684 USA

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EIN

45-2540720

NTEE code info

Religious Media, Communications Organizations (X80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For the average reader, understanding the Bible is not easy. But with just a little help from a good teacher, it is possible - and powerful. According to Barna research, more than 60% of Americans want to read the Bible more, and they offer two primary reasons why they don't: they don't have time, and they don't understand it. TTW solves both problems, providing clear Bible explanation in just a few minutes each day.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Through the Word App

TTW is a simple daily Bible habit that gives you...
* Audio Guides for Every Chapter
* 18 Epic Journeys Through the Bible
* Your Own Daily Bible Journal
* The Perfect Small Group Study Plan
* The Cure for Lost-in-Leviticus Syndrome
* All Free & All Under 20 Minutes a Day!

Free app for iOS and Android devices

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Annual Minutes of Bible Engagement

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Through the Word App

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Bible engagement time includes time listening to Bible guide, time spent reading the Bible chapter, and journaling.

Daily Bible Habits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Through the Word App

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Daily average users listening to our Bible guides on our app or on YouVersion's Bible app.

Number of Completed YouVersion Reading Plans

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Through the Word App

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Completed Through The Word Bible reading plans on YouVersion's Bible App. Each completion represents 4-28 days of Bible engagement for the listener.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

TTW's mission is simple: equip the world to read the Bible, understand it, apply it, and make it a habit. We provide simple yet powerful tools via web and mobile app that lead users on a journey to understand the entire Bible, one chapter at a time. TTW combines clear, balanced and relatable teaching with direct accessibility. Our purpose is God's calling: to make disciples, equip the saints, and preach the word (Mat. 28:19, Eph. 4:12, 2 Tim 4:2).

SOLID TEACHING. Through the Word connects inquisitive readers with excellent teachers. TTW Chapter Audio Guides provide a clear, concise and relatable guide through one Bible chapter in just 5 to 10 minutes. Our goal is to provide outstanding Audio Guides for every chapter in the Bible.
ACCESSIBLE TOOLS. Through the Word creates free, innovative, and simple virtual solutions that allow anyone the opportunity to hear and understand the Word of God. The TTW mobile app and website are intuitive tools for productive daily devotions. We believe that simplicity and accessibility are essentials for tools that readers will actually use.
PRACTICAL GUIDE. Through the Word is not an encyclopedia of study aids to store on a bookshelf or hard drive. Rather, TTW is more like a concise travel guide with a clear plan. Each day, TTW takes four basic steps through one Bible chapter: listen, think, pray, and connect.

Through the Word is a free, innovative mobile app with more than 150,000 daily listeners and a 4.9-star user rating. Pastor Kris Langham leads a team of outstanding Bible teachers and gifted app developers as we create intuitive tools for productive daily devotions. We believe that simplicity and accessibility are essentials for tools that readers will actually use.

As of mid-2021, the TTW app has been downloaded more than 250,000 times, connecting a diverse community of thousands of Bible readers around the world. Hundreds of 5-star reviews on Facebook and in the app stores tell the stories of readers who struggled for years to understand the Bible, now engaged daily and telling their friends about it. One TTW fan told us, "I went from planning suicide to planning mission trips." We also have plans translated into Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, and Korean, all available free on the YouVersion Bible app.

TTW has produced more than 1200 audio guides, covering every chapter in the Bible, with 55 books of original content and 11 edited from sermons. TTW is working next on topical reading plans, including Recovery TTW for those fighting addiction, the Manhood Talks for young men, and a new Marriage series. We also continue to produce original audio guides through more Bible books, and we will continue to translate our guides in more languages. We thank God for every opportunity to reach the world - through the Word.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Through the Word Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kris Langham

Through the Word, Inc.

Term: 2012 - 2022

Jonathan Ferguson

Refuge, CCHB

William Welsh

Refuge, CCHB

Peyton Jones

New Breed

Ryan McCarter

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/16/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.