In The Netherlands and Flanders

The Bible Society for the Netherlands and Flanders works on many different projects in the Netherlands and Flanders. For example the website debijbel.nl, Bible Basics and different translations, like the NBV21.

Like many other countries do, we also celebrate Bible Sunday every year. Bible Sunday is generally the last Sunday in October. That means this year, it will be October 31st.

In September and October 2017 we introduced the Sranangtongo Bible in different Surinam churches in the Netherlands. In September 2017, this Bible was also presented to King Willem Alexander. And in 2019, in a range of towns across the Netherlands, we introduced the Papiamentu Study Bible in a number of Antillean churches.

King Willem Alexander received the Sranangtongo Bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bible Basics

Bible Basics is a fully digital and free program for children’s church services and Sunday school.

✔ Faithful to the Bible
✔ Attention for the child
✔ Freely and digitally available
✔ Suitable for small and large groups

This children’s service material has been produced by the Bible Society for the Netherlands and Flanders. We think it is important that both the Bible and the child are taken seriously. That is why we work with the following two principles: Focus on the Bible and the world of the Bible and focus on the child.

The stories in the Bible are very powerful. They each tell their own story, which is passed on from generation to generation.

In our material, we remain close to the stories from the Bible. We offer additional information about the story, the time and the culture of the Bible. This is how we let the stories speak to the children.

Children have a good ability to think about stories from the Bible and their meaning themselves. They often have ideas and questions concerning the stories. That is why it is important to really look at and listen to the children: What do they like, or think is beautiful? What are they curious about? What do they think about what happens in the stories?

It is important to take the children seriously when you are talking about the Bible together.

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