About Us

Mission

BibleJourney’s mission is to raise up a generation of global disciples who can understand, interpret and teach the Bible.

Vision

As we move from 2020 into the next decade, we anticipate engaging over 1,000,000 people in BibleJourney and certifying over 100,000 church leaders globally.  This vision comes with a profound sense of gratitude for being called alongside many other ministries to get God’s Word into the hands of his people around the world.

Statement of Faith 

BibleJourney is a broadly evangelical curriculum that stands firmly in the orthodox Christian faith, universally expressed in the Nicene Creed. We believe that the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) are God’s inspired revelation, serving as our sacred authority. We do not treat Scripture as our possession but rather as God’s gift to all people, and we seek to understand it in alignment with the historical and global church. We are fully aligned with the Lausanne Covenant

Collaboration

We work closely with nearly 100 churches, ministries and organizations to provide the “next thing” in Bible study to those who promote Scripture engagement. Join us in this historic global movement beginning with 2020, the “Year of the Bible.”

Partner Ministries and Churches

Museum of the Bible, Christianity Today, The Bible Project, Our Daily Bread, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Indiana Wesleyan University, view more

Scholarships

BibleJourney is supported by Bible Coalition, a 501(c)3 organization that raises donated funds for scholarships. To date, over $500,000 has been raised for BibleJourney students in the Developing World.

Development Team

Aspiring Productions, Polymath Innovations, Silent Images, Evans Creative Studios, Compedia, Aspiring Productions, view more

Advisors

Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun, Dr. James Cobble, Dr. Arnie Cole, Chris Dolan, Ted Evans, Dr. Sam Frowine, Carole Anne Hallyburton, Michael Haun, Dr. Steve Klipowicz, Alexandra Knezovich, Ann Lashley, John Marr, Evan Morgan, Dr. Mike Moses, Dr. Jerry Pattengale, Linda Prince, Jeff Schneider, and Dr. Cindy Wheatley.  View them here.

Credits

Baker Publishing Group, BiblePlaces.com, Biblica, Christianity Today, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Museum of the Bible, Our Daily Bread Ministries, The Bible Project, The Lausanne Movement, and YouVersion.  View them here.

Endorsements

BibleJourney is an extraordinary resource for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of the Bible that’s broader and deeper, more informed and more inspiring, more intimate and more encompassing . . .

Dr. Timothy Dalrymple, President and CEO, Christianity Today

BibleJourney uses great content and learning technologies to build a comprehensive foundation for a life-time of Bible Study . . .

Steve Green, CEO, Hobby Lobby and Board Chairman, Museum of the Bible

Unprecedented educational experience for beginning explorers and serious Bible students and teachers . . .

Dr. Robert Cooley, President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

The American church in the 21st century faces a Bible literacy deficit.  I applaud the approach that BibleJourney has taken . . .

Matt Lucas, Chancellor, Indiana Wesleyan University

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History

Fueled by a vision to reverse the global tide of biblical illiteracy, Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Charlotte launched the initial program in 2010 in collaboration with area churches. The interest in seminary-led lay education was immediate and the results were profound: personal transformation, clarify of calling, leadership development and equipped Bible teachers. The seminary was approached by leading ministries to make the curriculum available online. In response, a team formed in 2016 to create an innovative, interactive curriculum that could be delivered digitally around the globe.

 

 

Meet Our Founders

DR. TIM LANIAK

Dr. Tim Laniak (www.timlaniak.com) is co-founder of BibleJourney™, Inc. As the choreographer of our convergent media curriculum, he is also the Chief Content and Creative Officer. Tim enjoyed a strong Bible education at Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Jerusalem University College, Brandeis University and Harvard University. His passion for Scripture and missions has led to a fruitful teaching ministry in churches and schools around the world, as well as writing about the Bible in its cultural context (Shame and Honor in the Book of EstherShepherds After My Own HeartWhile Shepherds Watch Their FlocksFinding the Lost Images of God). As Annual Professor at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, Tim pioneered research on biblical shepherding and returned to the US to begin ShepherdLeader Ministries (www.shepherdleader.com). Now, after twenty years serving as professor, urban ministry coordinator and dean at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Dr. Tim is bringing his rich experience, wide-ranging scholarship and deep personal passion to the BibleJourney venture.

BRYAN DOLAN

Bryan Dolan is co-founder of BibleJourney™, Inc. As leader of the business side, he is also the Chief Operating Officer. Bryan graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Queens University with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Bryan is currently enrolled in the Masters Degree in Christian Thought track at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) and is a member of the GCTS-Charlotte Board of Advisors. Bryan brings over 40 years of business and leadership skills as an executive in the energy industry. He has also held numerous civic, church and other volunteer leadership positions. Bryan teaches the Bible in church and community settings and brings this passion to the launch of BibleJourney as we seek to engage the world in quality Bible education.

MAUREEN LANIAK

Maureen Laniak, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, is now serving as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for BibleJourney, Inc. She is a certified K-8 school teacher who is passionate about creating experiential learning environments. Together with Tim, Maureen has served the Church in Africa, Asia and Europe, co-directed the International Fellowship House in Boston, founded Life Long Learning Group, and co-founded North Carolina’s Union Academy Charter School – winner of a national character education award. Maureen is also founder of Truth ®, a company that offers biblically inspired personal care products for women. She enjoys books, travel, yoga, perusing ethnic food shops and cooking first century biblical meals for friends and family.

JOYCE DOLAN

Joyce Dolan is Vice President, Corporate Support for BibleJourney, Inc. She is supporting a variety of business aspects for the launch of BibleJourney and leads the BibleJourney intercessory prayer team. Joyce graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Math. She taught both math and dance in high school settings, and she has managed and taught at dance studios. She has also directed and choreographed local theatre productions. Joyce has held numerous civic and church responsibilities. Joyce teaches the Bible in church and community settings and is the director of a dramatic presentation of the Living Last Supper. She is excited about the opportunity to bring God’s Word to the ends of the earth.

Meet Our Mentor

Dr. Robert E. Cooley

President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

 
Dr. Cooley has been a mentor to both Tim and Bryan and was a catalyst in bringing them together for the vision and mission of BibleJourney.  He was also instrumental in the formation of the Bible Coalition, a non-profit formed to support Bible education.   View More