Keeping cultural relevance and each society’s unique issues in mind, our programs are as diverse as the children and youth they are intended to reach. Each program is age-specific and customized based on research we conduct among children and youth, leaders and educators in the countries we work.
These are just a few of the programs we print for our partners to help them engage children with God’s Word around the world. Learn more about our other resources for churches in North America.
Tell21™ guides young people day-by-day through three weeks of digging into God’s Word alongside practical action steps that get them interacting with their peers. Tweetable content and reflection questions help them discover how to share their Jesus story. Plus, with every copy of Tell21™ you get 10 copies of the Book of Hope to share the Gospel with friends at the end of the 21-day experience.
- Book of Hope
Book of Hope
The Book of Hope is a Scripture book designed to engage and speak to the heartfelt needs of children and youth within various cultures, clearly showing God’s redemptive plan through Christ’s life, death and resurrection. This harmonized version of the Gospel is broken down into pieces and messages children and youth can understand. We have developed the Book of Hope in more than 142 languages, with a variety of specially-targeted editions for different age groups, cultures and circumstances.
- Stories of Hope
Stories of Hope
Stories of Hope is a collection of 75 quintessential Bible stories that helps families, churches and volunteers build biblical literacy. Colorful illustrations, games and activities, along with Scripture engagement questions help kids go deeper with Bible content. To date, Stories of Hope has been used in 23 countries and 6 regions.
- God’s Big Story
God’s Big Story
God’s Big Story helps primary-age children learn Bible stories and uncover the underlying message of redemption and restoration, even if they can’t read or write. This fun program consists of a series of illustrated cards, along with a parent’s/teacher’s guide stocked with activities, lessons and memory verses. God’s Big Story has been translated and used in 44 countries and 12 regions, and has seen great success in attracting children to return to church programming week after week as they complete their series of cards and learn the meta-narrative of Scripture in the process.
We believe innovation is essential to effectively reach the youth of the world. In order to speak truth to a new generation, we have stepped into the digital realm to develop relevant and effective tools to help children experience God’s Story. While people are different, the principles and values of the life of Jesus are universal. Here are just some of the Scripture-rich digital initiatives OneHope has developed so far.
The Rescued app is a fun digital way for kids to engage with the content of the Rescued book. Guided by the narrator lion, Areli, kids can experience the book’s 10 Bible stories in a whole new way, and have the opportunity to engage with additional fun games and activities.
The Rescued app is now available for free download in the iTunes App store, Google Play, and Amazon.
- Bible App for Kids
Bible App for Kids
In partnership with YouVersion, OneHope has provided the Scripture content to create the Bible App for Kids. The app features the major stories of the Bible and takes kids on a journey through the meta-narrative of Scripture to help them experience the story. Created for children ages 5-8, the Bible App for Kids is a fun, interactive library of Bible stories. Each story consists of an interactive world centered on the Bible, with animation, narration, music and sound effects. The app was downloaded more than a million times in the first week of its release!
- My Story
Combining Scripture engagement with a multimedia environment, the My Story program and website was designed by our team at Creative Lab Europe and is changing the lives of countless children and youth in the United Kingdom, Italy, Greece and Lebanon! Students are able to watch video testimonies from other young people, discover Scriptures that have helped others through difficult situations, and much more.
- OneHope Customized
OneHope Customized is a unique tool to extend the reach of church’s children’s ministry. In just a couple of clicks, a church can personalize a Book of Hope with their name, logo and a message about their specific programs. These Scripture books present the Gospel message in a relevant, compelling way and come in multiple versions to match specific outreach initiatives.
- Manga Mission
This app engages young people in Asia with the real story of Christmas. Developed in response to the fact that we could not directly hand out Scripture literature in some areas, the app allows us to still reach children and youth with the Gospel message, particularly during the Christmas season. Through the app, young people can read our special edition Manga Manger Book of Hope that presents the life of Jesus illustrated in traditional Asian manga style.
Our Attitudes and Behaviors of Youth research revealed that 77% of teens admit movies influence them. Through The GodMan film and our partnership with Toy Gun Films, we leverage this powerful visual medium to tackle the relevant issues young people face all around the world.
- The GodMan
For children who cannot read and in areas where the printed Word cannot go, The GodMan film tells the story of Christ’s life for all to understand. First shown in 2005, The GodMan is a computer-animated film that has been translated into more than 72 languages and shown in more than 71 countries. Additionally, it has been customized for ten different cultural worldviews. More than 72.5 million children have seen the film in hosted settings, and millions more have had the opportunity to watch The GodMan on television in their country. Click here to watch a clip of The GodMan.
- Running Deer
Used in conjunction with our RISE Native American program, Running Deer follows the struggle of a Native American teen named Tyler who is caught at a crossroads between moving on from life in his small town, or facing the hard realities at home with the people who mean the most to him. BooBoo Stewart, from the Twilight Saga, delivers a stunning performance as Tyler.
- Half Good Killer
Half Good Killer
No one knows for sure how many child soldiers are forced to fight in rebel wars, but some say this is a reality for more than 100,000 children. Ripped from their families and forced to participate in horrific violence—or be killed themselves—these child soldiers often feel hopeless and unforgivable. Half Good Killer tells the story of a jaded child soldier struggling to fight for the life he was destined to live, not the one forced upon him. More than 100,000 young people in African countries are expected to see Half Good Killer in 2014.
- Paper Flower
Set in fast-paced Tokyo where young people live under immense cultural pressure to succeed and maintain societal status, Paper Flower follows two girls on very different paths trying to get what they think they want. The societal burden of “being the best/having the most” has led Japan to having one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Paper Flower tackles some of Japan’s most dire and serious issues that teens face: suicide, enjo kōsai—or “compensated dating” as it is referred to in Japan—and family honor. Since its release in 2011, some 12,300 Japanese youth have seen the film; another 4,500 are projected to see it in 2014. Paper Flower has received widespread acclaim, and won nine film festival awards.
- En Tus Manos (In Your Hands)
En Tus Manos (In Your Hands)
En Tus Manos (In Your Hands) follows the struggle of a boy growing up in a violent neighborhood in Bogota, Colombia. In an attempt to get away from his abusive home life, he joins a gang. As part of his initiation into the gang, he is ordered to murder a local pastor. This cold-blooded task pushes him into the depths of despair as he searches for the courage to finally take his destiny into his own hands.
Since its release in 2010, En Tus Manos has been seen by more than 6.6 million youth. Another 785,000 youth are expected to see the film in 2014 in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Paraguay. En Tus Manos has won eight international film festival awards.