The Pocket Testament League has, since 1893, motivated Christians to read, carry and share the Word of God. Started as the vision of a teenage girl named Helen Cadbury, The Pocket Testament League provides resources to help believers develop a lifestyle of biblical discipline and personal evangelism. The ministry also encourages people to support others who are sharing their faith, through a unique sponsorship program in which sponsors actually receive feedback from those they sponsor showing how lives are being changed.
Our members have shared more than 110 million Gospels during the history of this Christian outreach ministry, forever changing millions of lives around the world. The ministry is designed to equip Christians who are serious about sharing their faith with others.
Our pocket-sized Gospels of John and other resources are offered in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, Russian and Portuguese and in several Scripture versions. Membership is completely free. Members may order pocket-sized Gospels of John to give away as special gifts in one-on-one encounters in their day-to-day lives.
What is membership?
As a member and a Christian, you're invited to dedicate one of your pockets to the Lord, even the pocket of a purse or briefcase. Then use that pocket to share your faith with others. We've made it easy! As a member, you have access to a number of free resources. And it costs you nothing to join.
Every morning, place one of our Gospels of John in your pocket or purse as you leave your home. Prayerfully look for an evangelism opportunity throughout the course of the day to give that Gospel away as a free gift to someone you meet. More often than not, people are delighted to receive these quality publications and many decisions for Christ have been made. Our members frequently share their inspiring stories online.
More about the League
The Pocket Testament League is a relatively small non-profit organization serving a very large number of members. A tiny, dedicated team looks after the sharing needs of 613,098 members! To make the most of the financial resources God has granted to us through our precious donors, we keep things as lean as possible.
We may have been around a while, but we operate in a high-tech, low-cost way because it means more of our funds can go towards the production and shipping of Gospels of John.
Our staff is scattered around North America. We work out of our homes to keep overhead low. Our warehouse is near Philadelphia. Our staff is very small, and some work part time. Almost all of our Gospels are ordered online because this is most efficient, and we manage the growth of the ministry electronically. We are managed by a 15-person Board of Trustees. We keep our costs exceptionally low, because this puts more dollars into producing the Word of God.