What is The Pocket Testament League?
I'm not experienced in evangelism, so can I really share my faith?
Do I need special training?
Does it cost anything?
Do I get charged for shipping or handling?
What is sponsorship all about?
Help! I can't remember my password
I'm a member but don't have a web log in. How do I get started?
How many Gospels can I order?
Can I get a custom cover designed?
Can I sell the Gospels?
Do you rent or sell your membership lists?
If I join the League, will I get flooded with donation requests?
How do I log in to the web site?
How do I place an order online?
Can I view a history of my previous orders or donations?
I moved and have a new address. How do I update my account?
How do I order Gospels by phone?
The Pocket Testament League is a non-denominational ministry that began in 1893. Headquarters is in Lititz, Pennsylvania. You can read more about the League in the About section of this site. The League is managed by a 15-person Board of Trustees.
The League is a faith-based ministry focused on helping to see God's Word shared, and to encourage Christians to Read, Carry and Share the Word of God. Those who are serious about living their faith join to study Scripture, share Gospels and be equipped for a lifestyle of evangelism. Those who want to sponsor others enjoy their role in empowering people to share their faith. Our hearts' desire is to empower every Christian, regardless of financial circumstances, to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with no barrier in the way. Our ability to provide Gospels is made possible by gifts from individuals, churches, businesses, missions boards, foundations, and estates. There is no obligation to give to receive sharing resources.
Yes, you CAN! Thousands of our members are just like you, with no evangelism training or experience, and they are changing lives! Through ordinary people just like you, God has led hundreds of thousands to Christ. Remember, God does all the work. The Pocket Testament League is here to help you. You may be amazed at how God uses your life and situation to help further the Kingdom. (Read the true member stories to see examples.)
No special training is needed. God provides the training. In many cases, this is "on the job" training. The Pocket Testament League comes along side you to act as a support network through prayer, guidance, and other resources. You might be interested in our innovative and free Evangelism Boot Camp training program. This powerful 7-part course will help you learn how to share your faith, is delivered by E-mail and is self-paced, so you can take as long as you want with each lesson.
A donation is requested at the time of order, but it is possible to receive Gospels for free. We do not wish to have financial issues become a barrier for anyone who wants to give away God's Word to others. Our suggested donation is 65 cents per Gospel, although the actual cost to our ministry is higher. All our online resources are completely free of any donation request.
Those members who are in financial situations that make it impossible to give can ask for sponsorship so that they can receive their Gospels free of charge. We have many sponsors, who seek to encourage those actively sharing their faith by providing financial support in the form of Gospel resources. In return, sponsors are rewarded by receiving stories about changed lives from the people who are being sponsored.
To be sponsored, just place your order and on the checkout page select "Sponsorship" as the payment option. You'll be placed in a queue and when your order rises to the top of the list (usually between 7-10 days), your order will be sponsored by the next sponsorship donation and sent on its way. Your sponsors are partners in your ministry, so encourage them by posting stories of your activity, which they'll receive by Email and in their SponsorConnect news feed.
Sponsored orders are limited to one per month, with a maximum of 30 Gospels of John per order.
To protect member privacy, only first name and last initial are used when showing member stories or information to others. Sponsors are completely anonymous.
No, shipping by standard parcel post is free. You may choose to have your order shipped more quickly using fast UPS shipping, in which case you would need to cover the cost of your order, including shipping, using a credit card.
We want to see every Christian actively share their faith. Unfortunately, there are financial realities. The ministry simply can't afford to ship Gospels for free to everyone who wants them, as this costs millions of dollars each year. The solution is an innovative sponsorship system. Members with a heart for helping others share their faith can sponsor other members who don't have the financial means to give. You can even set a ministry goal and watch your progress as you empower people to share their faith. Sponsors receive E-mails showing how their funds are being used to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, complete with stories by those who are being sponsored. It's a wonderful way for the body of Christ to help one another reach millions with the Word of God.
We've made it easy to get your web username, password and member ID sent to you automatically by E-mail anytime you need it. Just visit our lost password page and enter your E-mail address. The system will instantly send you an E-mail containing your web username, your password, and your member ID for reference.
If you joined the League but haven't set up your web account yet, just visit our web account creation page. Give yourself a username and password and you'll be logged in instantly so you can enjoy all the benefits of your web membership. You'll be asked for your member ID to make sure we know who you are. If you don't know your member ID, please use our convenient lost password page to have that information sent to you by E-mail.
There's no limit if you donate when you order, but we ask that you order what you think you'll personally share in a month's time, usually 30 Gospels per month. You're encouraged to build a lifestyle of personal evangelism. For most people, this means putting one Gospel in your pocket each morning and looking for an opportunity to give it to someone as a free gift in the course of the day.
If you need more Gospels for a special outreach opportunity, that's fine. We ask that you use your credit card to make a donation at the time of the order in an amount that's equal to or greater than the cost to the ministry.
Yes! Through our Partner Gospel program, you can produce custom Gospels of John for your business, church or organization. These Gospels, available in several different translations and languages, will feature a custom cover, logos that you provide and customized messaging on the inside front and back covers. Quantities of 100-2,500 Gospels can be produced within a few weeks. To learn more, click here or email us at .
No. The Gospels are provided free of charge and cannot be sold. Our licensing agreements do not allow these Gospels to be sold at any time. If you see someone selling them, please let us know.
No. We value the privacy of our members, and do not share our members' personal information with any other party.
No. We very seldom send donation requests, though we do mention the option of donating in many of our messages. We don't want anyone to feel an obligation to give. Our members are important to us, and we are sensitive to the type and quantity of communications you receive from us, including donation requests. At the same time, we have found that talking about the opportunity to give, and the need we have, helps those with a desire to give. In our communications to members, we do talk about giving opportunities such as sponsorship, but we try to keep it low profile.
We also send out E-mails such as our God at Work message, letting you know how people are sharing. But you can turn these off in your profile area.
Some of our other communications, such as prayer calendars and newsletters, provide an opportunity to give to the ministry in various ways, but we make a point of asking you not to give unless you feel led to support the ministry in this way.
Just click the "Sign In" menu button at the top of the screen and fill in the username and password that you gave yourself when you first joined the League. If you've forgotten your login details, you can retrieve this information automatically using our Lost Password page.
Our web ordering system works just like those found on other online shopping systems. You place the desired items into a "shopping cart" and then, when you are ready to complete your order, you "check out" the contents of your cart, with a chance to update quantities or remove items at any time in the process.
Yes! If you order online, you can review your prior orders or online donations at any time, including the ability to print out previous receipts. To access your account history, sign in and go to your profile area, then click "Sharing Activity" or "Giving Activity" in the left side navigation menu.
It's easy! Just sign in and you'll go directly to your profile area. If you are already signed in, click the link marked "My Profile" which appears near the top of every page on the site, next to your name. Change any information that has changed and click the "Update" button at the bottom of the page.
Just call 1-800-636-8785. We place an emphasis on online ordering because it is more cost-effective. Be encouraged that we are being good stewards with our funds.