Audio Scripture Ministries provides the Bible in audio so everyone will have the opportunity to hear God’s Word in their own heart language.
Our commitment to the Great Commission directs us to serve others as we:
- • Partner with churches, ministries, and individuals to create and distribute audio Scripture and Bible engagement resources to communicate the Good News of Jesus.
- • Facilitate production of audio recordings of the Bible in each language needed by people groups around the world.
- • Distribute, either directly or through other ministries, suitably formatted Scripture recordings among both non-Christians and Christians, whether living in their homelands or elsewhere.
- • Encourage and assist in the development of projects for audio Scripture recording and distribution through local leaders and other ministries.
How will we reach the millions of oral learners who are waiting to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
Audio Bibles are one powerful tool we can use to provide God’s Word in a way that engages almost anyone, from members of non-literate cultures halfway across the world to immigrants and the visually-impaired right here in the United States.
ASM helps build and equip networks of nationals, audio technicians, churches, missionaries, and others to reach oral learners around the world.
ASM recruits native speakers and records them reading Scripture in the languages of people groups still waiting to hear God’s Word.
ASM distributes players in India, Mexico, and Mozambique, and in many other places through local partners or missionaries.
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![imic_button colour=”btn-primary” type=”enabled” link=”https://audioscripture.org/history” target=”_self” extraclass=”” size=””]Learn more about ASM’s history[/imic_button]
Scripture Players and Accessories
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, and are built with rugged durability for the most extreme climates. Please contact our resource department for cost and customization options that fit your needs, including the possibility of fixed-tune radio in addition to resources on internal memory.
616-396-5291 ext. 104, firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the different players and accessories, and be sure to listen to Scripture in ten different languages from around the world on our Players page.[imic_button colour=”btn-primary” type=”enabled” link=”https://audioscripture.org/players” target=”_self” extraclass=”” size=””]View our Players[/imic_button]
Audio Scripture Ministries has recording studios and local teams in Mexico and Mozambique, and works alongside national leaders in many other countries. ASM’s US office is in Holland, Michigan.
US Team Members
Mexico Team Members
Mozambique Team Members
Compassionate Care Team — Mozambique
New Harvest Farm — Mozambique
Board of Directors
FAQ[accordions id=”faq”] [accgroup] [acchead id=”faq” tab_id=”faq0″ class=”active”]What languages do you have available?[/acchead] [accbody tab_id=”faq0″ in=”in”]We have access to a combined list of audio Scripture and Bible engagement resources in over 6,000 languages, including both the Scripture recordings we have completed, and those of partner ministries. Contact our Resource Department to find out if we have content in the language you are seeking and we will be able to help you out.[/accbody] [/accgroup] [accgroup] [acchead id=”faq” tab_id=”faq1″ class=””]What if my language has no recording available?[/acchead] [accbody tab_id=”faq1″ in=””]We would be happy to work with you to help record Scripture in any language that currently does not have audio Scripture available.[/accbody] [/accgroup] [accgroup] [acchead id=”faq” tab_id=”faq2″ class=””]My church is going on a mission trip. How can Audio Scripture Ministries help?[/acchead] [accbody tab_id=”faq2″ in=””]We can outfit your team with audio Bibles, or StoryTellers that you can carry with you. These audio Bibles and stories from Scripture can be left behind with your brothers and sisters to serve continuously after you leave the soil of your mission field. These units are durable, cross over the language barrier, and carry on their work inconspicuously. Contact our Resource Department to see how we can help.[/accbody] [/accgroup] [accgroup] [acchead id=”faq” tab_id=”faq3″ class=””]Do you do any recordings in the USA?[/acchead] [accbody tab_id=”faq3″ in=””]Most of our recordings happen overseas, but we have on occasion done recordings in our studio in Michigan. Please contact us if you have any ideas or suggestions.[/accbody] [/accgroup] [accgroup] [acchead id=”faq” tab_id=”faq4″ class=””]If I have a passion for a country other than the ones you are currently involved in, can I still partner with you?[/acchead] [accbody tab_id=”faq4″ in=””]Absolutely! While we have strong ties to national leaders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, we are always looking for new partners to help bring God’s Word in audio to where it is needed. Contact us![/accbody] [/accgroup] [accgroup] [acchead id=”faq” tab_id=”faq5″ class=””]Do you have any volunteer needs in the USA office?[/acchead] [accbody tab_id=”faq5″ in=””]We do! From stuffing envelopes for mailings, to tasks around the office or grounds, to answering phones, we are always seeking people who want to join us on this important mission. Please call our office or email to find out what you can do to help![/accbody] [/accgroup] [accgroup] [acchead id=”faq” tab_id=”faq6″ class=””]What types of players do you use?[/acchead] [accbody tab_id=”faq6″ in=””]We currently use several devices including the Envoy player and the Wildlife StoryTeller. You can view these players here. These units are manufactured by MegaVoice. Another excellent device we use that includes a fixed-tune radio is the ImpaX Player, produced by Galcom International. [/accbody] [/accgroup] [accgroup] [acchead id=”faq” tab_id=”faq7″ class=””]What kind of content can you put on your players?[/acchead] [accbody tab_id=”faq7″ in=””]Depending on language and availability, we can load the full Bible, the New Testament, the Jesus Film (audio), God’s Story (a dramatic and musical overview of Scripture in 90 minutes), the Mini Bible College (a Bible teaching series that is appropriate for lay pastors, etc.), materials from Global Recordings (offering access in over 6,000 languages!), and much more.[/accbody] [/accgroup] [accgroup] [acchead id=”faq” tab_id=”faq8″ class=””]On your Operations page, you make a reference to oral learners. What is an oral learner/communicator?[/acchead] [accbody tab_id=”faq8″ in=””]Taken from the International Orality Network:
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.
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