A New Kind of Networking

| August 7, 2014

somebody_cares_aids_philippineswebMaryland Bible Society (MBS) has once again partnered with a ministry that is living out a passion for God’s Word. This ministry, Somebody Cares Baltimore, approaches their mission through massive networking – connecting people with other people and organizations, organizations are further connected with churches, agencies and ministries. Their goal?

Transforming communities. Somebody Cares Baltimore (SCB), begun 5 years ago, is determined to demonstrate that somebody does care. These efforts, led by Matt Stevens, its Executive Director, are changing neighborhoods. They seek to show how once connected to the right resources, people can solve many of their own problems and ultimately transform their communities. In fact, while it is not the only focus for SCB, Baltimore City is one example of how this organization is helping make a difference.

Over time, these connections become part of the structure of the communities in need. SBC likes to label these massive on going connections ‘the net that works’. Once a community has connections and mobilized resources, it is amazing what the citizens can accomplish. MBS first partnered with SBC during the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. Matt Stevens and the Crisis Response Teams took case after case of Bibles to the victims in New Jersey and New York. That was our beginning with SCB and ever since we have provided Bibles when possible.

Each year the organization holds an Honors Banquet to pay tribute to the many volunteers who are working alongside SCB to make these events and programs possible. Please continue to provide for MBS so we may continue to effect Baltimore in this special way. To learn more of SCB go to somebodycaresbaltimore.org

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For over 200 years, the mission of the Maryland Bible Society (MBS) has been to see that every individual has an opportunity to own a Bible regardless of their native language or financial situation. Here in Maryland this mission has been mostly fulfilled. We now are turning our emphasis to encouraging and helping people read, understand and live out the truths and principles God has given us through His Holy Scriptures. As a non-denominational ministry, MBS is uniquely positioned to offer God’s Word without note or comment to Christians from all denominational backgrounds. This position allows us to work with all local Christian churches, serving and assisting them as they follow God’s lead. MBS has and will continue to establish and build partnerships that promote the distribution of the Bible, supply related sources and provide educational opportunities. Our vision is to ignite fresh passion for God’s Word to be lived out in the daily lives of people in Maryland and the world beyond. God’s Word contains truths that speak to all of the important areas of our lives: family, marriage, work, friendships, finances and parenting. It serves as the ‘road map’ for the often-overwhelming experience of life. It is a comfort, an encouragement, a teacher. It is convicting, edifying and inspiring. The Bible reveals our purpose in life. The Creator of the Universe has given us His Word to guide and direct us as we serve Him and live in the world.

As we embark on this renewed vision, our desire is to impact lives. As God leads us on this great adventure, we invite you to partner with us. Lives will be transformed as the Holy Spirit works through the Scriptures, resources and opportunities provided by MBS. Join us as we ignite fresh passion for God’s Word among individuals, ministries, local Churches, and businesses.