Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the questions we hear most often. If you have a question that is not listed here, please feel free to email us and ask! If you have a question about how BBT is funded scroll down to the bottom of the page or link to it here.
We have BBT groups located all around the globe – there may be one that’s geographically close and just the right fit for your. We focus, however, on developing leaders to start new groups … so if there isn’t one that’s a good fit, check out our BBT requirements and consider starting one!
It’s easy to start a BBT group. Simply check to make sure you meet the requirements, and then email us to start the conversation. We can help you get your BBT up and running quickly!
BBT recommends participants use a New International Version (NIV) Bible. The NIV Study Bible is a reader-friendly translation, which includes a set of features (e.g., notes, references, tables, etc.) designed to help you read and study the text.
Yes, BBT participation is open to anyone, regardless of their knowledge of the Bible.
Anyone can attend a BBT! Everyone is welcome. BBT is open to men and women, and is not bound by denominational or geographical constraints. There is no membership offered, or membership fee required.There are certain requirements for people who chose to become group leaders.
Participants do not need to be a member of a church to participate in a BBT group. We do ask that our BBT leaders are connected to a church home, so that they may draw upon the pastoral and counseling resources to help group members as needed.
BBT groups are usually not sponsored by a company. Our BBT groups generally grow from an individual’s desire to learn more about applying Biblical principles at work and an interest to study the Word with peers, co-workers and friends. Individual group leaders take the initiative to get things started by inviting others, and distributing the curriculum provided by BBT.
How is BBT funded?
Below are some of the questions we hear most often regarding donations. If you have a question that is not listed here, please feel free to email us and ask!
Yes! The Lord Jesus Christ has encouraged BBT to provide resources to group leaders and participants trusting that those who are blessed by the ministry will voluntarily support BBT.
Yes! BBT is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We receive neither denominational financial support nor are we church sponsored. We believe that this financial independence enables us to serve local churches without any denominational bias.
Yes! As a 501 (c)(3), BBT is classified as a public charity. To qualify for this designation, BBT receives the majority of donations from the general public, and is not reliant on major corporate sponsorships or significant individual contributions (e.g., foundations or trusts).
More than 80% of donated funds go directly to support existing and growing ministry functions. The balance of the funds is used for administrative and fundraising purposes.
As a non-profit ministry, our hope is to serve people and bless them with resources. Therefore, we rely on their voluntary contributions to support our efforts. However, if there were not enough voluntary contributions to support BBT, then we would have to consider charging for use of our resources.
BBT is continually cultivating relationships with high-capacity givers who believe in our vision and mission, and choose to support BBT with significant donations. BBT also receives donations from the general public not directly involved in BBT and through various events.
There are several easy ways to donate: