The cherished New International Version (NIV) Bible read by millions today was more than five decades in the making!

What started as one man’s vision for a trustworthy, accessible English-language Bible translation soon became a cross-denominational movement uniting evangelical scholars to see the vision through to completion for the entire English-speaking world.

In 2015, we celebrate that initial cross-denominational gathering of evangelical scholars who met outside Chicago in 1965 and agreed to start work on what is now known as the New International Version.

Rather than simply updating an existing translation like the King James Version, the scholars chose to start from scratch, using the very best manuscripts available in the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic of the Bible and translating in a painstaking process that would ensure both maximum accuracy and readability. That vision and the work of 80 scholars to faithfully capture the Word of God in contemporary English came to reality in 1978 with the publication of the full NIV Bible.

Join with us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the commissioning of the NIV!

Quarterly Informational Campaigns:

Made to Read: The Necessity of the NIV

Made to Study: The Faithfulness of the NIV

Made to Share: The Spread of the NIV

Made for You: Continuing the Mission of the NIV