“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
As we have come to the close of 2020, we are in true indebtedness and humbleness to what the Lord has done. Our Lord and Savior has accomplished a seemly impossible work, at a time when all is shut down in the world. No travels, no workshops, no conferences, and our main supporters unable to contribute this year; our little ministry has endured. What we do in the brick-and-mortar world of ministry may have been turned off, without notice or thought; yet, what we have built online has flourished beyond what we could have ever hoped for. Because of your prayers and support, thank-you!
We got through the year! Yes, this awful, weird, upside-down world of a global pandemic; we found ourselves busier than ever. In the center of being the bearer of precious discipleship resources for countless churches that were not available or viable elsewhere. And, they received them for free; because, that is the Way of our Lord.
What I been been doing during the Global Pandemic:
I have been overclocked consulting with scores of churches to help them through these dark times. I have been teaching Exceptional students at IEA and doing Special Ed with other Pasadena area centers. As well as, not to be bored or lazy, conducting pastoral duties, taking care of our precious son, and working the Financial Planning business.
What I have been doing at the ministry:
- We had over eleven million unique users and millions of more page hits, who came to our websites, not including our bogs in 2020!
- We had over forty thousand unique visitors to our websites and blogs each day.
- We have over two million connections in social media through our ‘open’ as well as ‘secret’ Facebook groups and pages! Where we inspire and equip.
- Our resources are also used by other ministries that we cannot tally.
- We continue to operate some of the top websites like churchleadership.org with quality content.
- We have over twenty-six thousand pastors and church leaders on our Ezine Newsletter that we send out!
- We provided the essential training materials to over one hundred thousand pastors worldwide through other partnered ministries!
- Our Director and many of our people have been conducting Facebooklive and Zoom Bible studies.
- Our online ministry is in the top ten Christian ministries in the world!
- We continued our partnerships with dozens of ministries, like Bible Gateway, Olive Tree, iDiciple, Trochia and Discipleship Tools, and many others, helping them with devotions, Bible reading guides, research, curriculum, sermons, and discipleship materials.
- Although, we were not able to publish this year, we continued to research post-doctoral level studies on church trends with the Schaeffer Institute.
- We equipped, beyond our count, Bible students and pastors with our resources.
- We are training over 20,000 pastors in over 80 countries and enabled us to help them to plant hundreds of churches.
We are big on a real impacting ministry, small in administration.
Please keep us in prayer as we seek His face and do our best to respond to His call. We are always looking for prayer partners and supporters for ‘Into Thy Word Ministries.’
Please consider a yearend gift for us to continue into 2021:
Or on our website here: http://intothyword.org/
Because of you, we can continue a real impacting ministry. Thus, with your involvement we can continue to do the Lord’s work! So, every life-changing resource we make available to you, and thousands of others, is made possible by your prayers and gifts.
Blessings in His Name!
Rev. Richard J. Krejcir, Ph.D.