//What is thinkivp.com?
thinkivp.com features thousands of selected Bibles, books, music products and other resources that we hope will support churches in gospel ministry and encourage individuals throughout life in Christian discipleship and witness. These resources are geared towards helping children, young people and adults of all ages find faith, grow deeply in that faith and apply it to every area of life, sharing it boldly with others.
The products contained on thinkivp.com have been drawn from dozens of publishers from the UK, the US and around the world and include a wide range of Bible translations, books, eBooks, music, DVDs and other resources.
We have worked hard to make the website easy to navigate so that you can find just the right product. Once you have found the products you need then you can purchase them securely at attractive and competitive prices with the added bonus of free P&P for all orders over £5. thinkivp.com strives to support the excellent ministry of a wide network of local Christian bookshops and so many thinkivp.com products and prices are available at selected retailers. Bulk-buy prices are available on most products.
As well as connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter, you can also keep abreast of developments on thinkivp.com through our weekly emails, featuring the latest new releases and special offers - sign up using the form on the right of this page. 2013 will see many more additions to thinkivp.com as well as a range of further developments to the site itself to make it even more helpful to you and your ministry. If there are specific products that you would like to see added to thinkivp.com then please detail them in an email.
And …. 20% of everything you spend at thinkivp.com is allocated to Growing Timothys - an innovative mission-support scheme to donate books that help resource new generations of church leaders in Africa, Asia and other needy parts of the world. So buying through thinkivp.com helps to place much-needed resources into the hands of church leaders in some of the neediest areas of the world – many where the church is growing in amazingly vibrant ways.
thinkivp.com is an initiative from IVP, a charitable literature ministry, supporting the mission and ministry of the local church. This charitable legal and financial structure guarantees that all profits are automatically channelled back into Christian literature ministry both here in the UK and across many needy parts of Africa and Asia. IVP’s Board of Charity Trustees ensures that all available resources are channelled into the overall aim of ‘advancing the evangelical Christian faith’.
//The IVP Story
For most of the last 75 years, IVP has operated as the publishing division of UCCF (Universities & Colleges Christian Fellowship), a student movement connecting Christian Unions in universities and colleges throughout Great Britain, and a member movement of IFES (the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students). Following a UCCF-wide strategic review, 2005 brought organisational independence to IVP enabling an increased focus on developing its publishing ministry, whilst continuing to partner with UCCF in support of its student ministry. IVP continues to be ‘collaborative by nature’ in order to maintain its historic independence, identity and autonomy and so guarantee the retention of its distinctive evangelical focus. This strategy has given rise to a growing range of UK, transatlantic and global partnerships covering publishing, sales, distribution, production and technology.
Whilst IVP receives no donation income, it does retain its historic charitable status, thereby guaranteeing that all future profits are ploughed back into supporting evangelical literature ministry. Ongoing governance is through a team of experienced non-executive Charity Trustees in partnership with a senior management team led by Brian Wilson as Chief Executive (contact him by email). IVP has been voted by UK booksellers as Christian Publisher of the Year five times in the last decade, and was recently successfully re-assessed as meeting the national Investors in People standard.
IVP demonstrates a particular concern for the church in the majority world through specific publishing, advantageous pricing as well as actively supporting the translation of books into numerous 'mission languages'. Another recent initiative is the Growing Timothys scheme, which seeks to donate and place much-needed resources into the hands of new generations of church and mission leaders across the poorest parts of the global church. 20% of all revenues through thinkivp.com are allocated to supporting Growing Timothys.
IVP is based at its Nottingham Book Centre and currently employs over 40 staff.
IVP continues to play a vital role in resourcing and equipping the global church for its mission so that it can address the opportunities and challenges it faces more effectively and make a greater impact in today's world and in the lives of individuals.
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