Bible Society unveils new mission, vision statements
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) has unveiled new vision and mission statements aimed at the spiritual transformation of the lives of Nigerians.
The General Secretary/CEO of the BSN, Pastor Samuel Sanusi, unveiled the strategic plans of the organisation to achieve this at a Press Conference in Lagos. According to Pastor Sanusi, the new vision and mission statements became necessary as the organisation had attained its former vision, which was to achieve the widest possible effective distribution of the Holy Scripture by being the most cost-effective Scripture publisher in Africa.
The General Secretary/CEO said that the new vision of the organization is: “To grow a community of Nigerian Christians empowered by the Holy Bible to make a positive global impact,” adding that the new vision statement is coming at a time the country is in a quagmire as all manner of evil has become pervasive.
Pastor Sanusi said that the new mission which is: “Making the Holy Bible available and affordable to Nigerians in their preferred languages and formats, helping them engage with the Word of God through life-transforming programmes” is drawn from the new vision.
Speaking further on the strategies to drive the new vision, the BSN Chief Scribe noted that the various life-transforming programmes of the Society which help the people interact with the Word of God would be pursued with more vigour. He listed some of the programmes as Marathon Bible Reading; National Secondary School Bible Quiz; Secondary School Bible Competition; Bible Quiz for the Deaf; You Can Be Their Eyes Bible Quiz for the Blind; NYSC Essay Competition/Symposium for serving Corps members, and Bible Quiz for Primary School.
According to him , “We expect that as people engage with the Bible while preparing for any of these competitions, they will internalise biblical values and live by them,” adding that righteous living and the fear of God which the Holy Bible prescribes are the only antidotes to the ills we are currently experiencing in our nation, and of course, across the globe.
Pastor Sanusi said that in pursuance of the new vision, the BSN hopes to engender national rebirth, and reorientation, and slowly, but surely, grow a community of people empowered by the Holy Spirit to make a positive global impact wherever they find themselves.