Proverbs 31 Ministries
2019 Annual Report
“Know the Truth. Live the Truth. It changes everything.”
Watch this video to hear from our founder, Lysa TerKeurst, as she shares her heart and mission of Proverbs 31 Ministries.
First 5 app
Our First 5 app surpassed 2.8 million downloads and launched Facebook Community Groups, connecting women around the world as they dig deeper to study the Word.
We deepened our relationship with our audience so we could continue to meet them in their everyday struggles with biblical encouragement.
Our Therapy & Theology series was released, which included 440 minutes of content that provided biblical solutions for processing and moving through hard situations.
Listen to a sample of Therapy & Theology here
We prioritized bringing more diversity to our writer team so women of different backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and seasons of life were represented in the
email inboxes we reach each weekday.
Our dynamic, experienced speaker team taught God’s Word on 160 stages across the U.S.
products were sold, including tangible reminders of Truth like our Even If cuff, reminding our audience that God is good even if things don’t look the way they thought they should.
Online Bible Studies
people participated in our Online Bible Studies, which is enough to fill 3x the average professional football stadium.
Recognizing the changing needs of women pursuing a calling in ministry, we shifted our training approach to include more interactive, livestream elements.
Monthly Partnerships grew by
providing a stable source of income during times of financial uncertainty.
“It is an honor to be part of the financial team at Proverbs 31, where we take seriously the stewardship of the resources entrusted to us…”
Where Proverbs 31 Ministries is going next…
A look at 2020
Our First 5 app has studied the Bible book-by-book since its conception in 2015.
In 2020, we will finish our last few books of the Bible and kick off an exciting partnership with our Online Bible Studies! Both First 5 and Online Bible Studies will collaborate to write a guided study through the Bible in 40 days. Audiences from both places will be participating in the study together for a ministry-wide experience of diving into God’s Word.
Launching Facebook Groups
With the ever-changing use of social media platforms like Facebook, we are creating groups to foster more intimate community and provide biblical encouragement. The first two groups we are launching in 2020 are for marriage and twenty-somethings.
As we grow as an online ministry, we want to continue to meet people where they are, so in 2020, we will start hosting livestream events for women near and far to continue to learn biblical Truths from our staff and leaders.
In 2020, we will continue testing content for our Consider This initiatives.
In 2019, we hosted a focus group for twenty-somethings at She Speaks and asked them what sort of products they want: Podcasts? Books? Devotions? They said they wanted it all! We learned that beyond just twenty-somethings, many women are looking to dive deeper into more complex and even controversial topics. They desire to not just consume information, but know how to practically apply the things they are learning. We are excited to start creating more resources through our various outlets as we get ready to fully launch Consider This in 2021.
Our staff will be moving into our brand-new office building in 2020!
Thank you for making these moments of ministry possible at Proverbs 31 Ministries.
You are part of our family, and together, we are changing the world with women from around the globe who love God and the Truth of His Word.
We want to continue helping you, and the many other women who are desperate for biblical encouragement, to know the Truth and live the Truth because we know it will change everything. Would you prayerfully consider partnering with Proverbs 31 Ministries every month so we continue to meet you and those you love with Truth from God’s Word?
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Lysa TerKeurst President
Lisa Allen Executive Director of Ministry and Staff Development
Meredith Brock Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development
Barb Spencer Executive Director of Finance and Operations
Glynnis Whitwer Executive Director of Communications
Phil Klein, Board Chair
Amy King, Secretary
Lisa Robertson, Board Member
Virginia Beach, VA
Steve Brown, CPA, Board Member and Finance Committee Chair
Mac McGehee, Board Member
Derwin Gray, Board Member
Adina Boyer, Board Member
Vernon Hills, IL