Audio Scripture Ministries helps connect people to God’s Word in their own heart language.
The majority of people groups around the world comprise oral learners: people who either can’t, don’t, or won’t read due to cultural tradition, illiteracy, or physical limitations.
In partnership with national leaders, churches, individuals, and like-minded organizations, Audio Scripture Ministries is determined to reach these people groups with the gospel of Jesus in their own language. We do this by:
Recording Bible and Bible Engagement Resources in languages needed by people groups around the world
Distributing Scripture media to all who need to hear—directly and in partnership with others in 30+ countries every year
Serving as the hands and feet of Jesus through mission efforts addressing food security and medical care
Engaging people to Be in the Word, Be with Jesus and Be Transformed
Partnering to create and distribute Scripture media to share the Good News of Jesus
ASM is committed to the Great Commission given by our Lord, “to go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18-20). Our Core Values are based on biblical principles, and guide all that we do in joyfully glorifying God and obeying His commands.
Prayer– Prayer acknowledges our complete dependence on God, strengthens our relationship with Him, and connects us to His plan and purpose. (Matthew 6:9-13; Romans 12:12; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
The Great Commission and the Centrality of the Gospel- The Great Commission compels us to share Jesus in Word and Deed with all who need to hear. (Matthew 18:18-20; Romans 1:16; Colossians 3:17)
God’s Word– We believe that every person has the right, and the need, to hear God’s Word in their own heart language. (John 1:1; Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12)
Stewardship– Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we seek to serve the Lord with humility and compassion, demonstrating integrity and excellence that honors Him. (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Peter 4:10; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; Colossians 3:23; John 17:21)View Statement of Faith
In 1967, Dr. Ron Beery founded ASM (then called Portable Recording Ministries) with the mission to take God’s Word in audio to those who had not yet heard it. Over the past 51 years, ASM has sought to adapt and use new technology and to continue to connect people to God’s Word. View the timeline of ASM’s notable moments in history here!Learn more about ASM’s history
By distributing Scripture players, you can help bring the Word of God to people in oral or non-reading cultures, worldwide. ASM utilizes various durable, solar-charged digital players as well as optional field accessories. Players are designed to be self-sustaining and intuitive to use. Check out the different player options as well as other distribution tools and accessories on our Players page.Tools to share God’s Word
Audio Scripture Ministries is an international ministry based in Holland, Michigan. In addition to ASM’s teams in Mexico, Mozambique, and the USA, we work closely with national leaders in numerous other countries.Meet the team
Oral communicator: A person who learns or processes information by spoken rather than literate means. Some oral communicators are so out of necessity because they cannot read or read with understanding. Other oral communicators can read with understanding and write, but they prefer non-print forms of communication.
Oral learner: A person whose mental framework is primarily influenced by spoken rather than literate forms of communication and who therefore learns primarily or exclusively by speech, song, etc.