We are a donation-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit religious organization which provides
in-depth Bible studies and accompanying resources for all believers.
You can support the work we are doing by donating here.

BTE Ministries

Your donations enable us to offer materials on this site free of charge.


Our Mission

Bridging the gap of over two thousand years of history to bring to the English speaking world the meaning and message of the original languages of the Scriptures – God’s Holy Word!

This is accomplished through:

  • extensive research and study
  • creation of courses and study materials to be used by others free of charge
  • public presentations of the texts / passages of Scripture during church services
  • presentation of the study materials in formal classroom settings or seminars
  • presentation / discussion of the texts / passages / study materials in informal individual or small group interactions in person, over the phone, or through email and other written correspondence
  • articles written and published to the internet (to our website or others’) or sent out by email mailing list
  • audio recordings, study guides, transcripts, and other materials created and published to our website and made freely available

Donation Philosophy

We have wrestled with this issue for many years. At first, we adopted the traditional approach that all ministries can charge for the ministry they offer based on the Lord’s words found in I Corinthians 9:14, “…the Lord gave command to the ones proclaiming the Gospel to live from out of the Gospel” (Literal English Translation). We went through a cycle when we were convicted that in using this verse to charge for ministry, we were making merchandise of the Word of God.

The main truth that brought us to the end of this phase was the Word of the Lord in Matthew 10:8, “Freely you received, freely give” which is more literally translated, “You received it as a gift, give it as a gift.” In context, the Lord was teaching the disciples that their ministry was a gift and they were to give it as a gift while trusting that the Lord would move through others for their provision. Trusting in the Lord to provide is the key and the most difficult to do. Those of us in ministry have a tough time trusting the Lord by faith to supply for our ministry through others. We justify our use of leverage and motivational messages to make people feel guilty about not giving because we have budgets and goals to reach and the people are not cooperating with us to reach those goals. Rarely do we take into consideration that our budgets and goals are our own and not from the Lord.

The teaching of Paul in I Corinthians 9:11-18 gives us the proper perspective on the application of the Lord’s teaching on this issue. In the introduction in I Corinthians 9:11, Paul asked this question, “If we ourselves did sow spiritual things to you, is it a great thing if we ourselves will reap your fleshly things?”  

Here, Paul is describing the normal, mature response of all believers to participate in the Lord’s work together. One will minister spiritual food and others will minister material support in return. It is all ministry.

Our conclusion is that the ministry is an opportunity for believers to participate together in the Gospel. Whether the ministry of one is to minister the Word or of one to supply the material things needed to publish the Word, all are participants together in the Gospel.  

We are at a place where we want to proclaim the Gospel of Christ without charge so that everyone who wants to hear will be able to hear and everyone who wants to learn will be able to learn.  We don’t want money to be a hindrance or offence for someone not hearing or studying the Word of God.  Our concern is for the many thousands who might be turned away from hearing because they did not have money to give. We trust the Lord to provide for His work according to His will. Our desire is that those who donate to this ministry will give in response to the prompting of the Holy Spirit in support of the ministry of the Word of God and as a thank offering to the Lord for what they are receiving from Him!