By Heart fosters healthy relationships with people and organizations that value biblical understanding.
The IBC’s ministry leadership conference in Croatia in March of 2021, which included a By Heart recitation workshop, was a groundbreaking event in the development of By Heart and introduction of Scripture recitation to the member churches of the IBC. The friendships and trusting support between By Heart and the IBC continue to grow.
By Heart has equipped hundreds of people to speak God’s Word confidently.
“I’ve been encouraged and challenged to hear people in our local congregation recite God’s Word in a way that captures the heart and mind and stirs the imagination.
Memorizing and reciting Scripture benefits both the reciter and the audience. I welcome By Heart’s excellent and practical treatment of Bible recitation for Christian worship rightly treating it as a discipleship opportunity.”
Retired pastor and former general secretary, International Baptist Convention
“Recitation is a valuable way that we can make God’s word and memorizing God’s word a part of our spiritual growth. Recitation is a practical way in which we can not only hide God’s word in our hearts but also share it with the corporate body in worship.
One of the most valuable aspects of recitation is that, since we have hidden God’s word in our hearts, we can share it in such a way that it becomes a genuine act of worship.”
“A recitation ministry can heighten people’s love for and engagement with the Word of God by expanding church-wide participation, deepening biblical awareness and understanding, and making new vital personal connections.”
Pastor, Valley Bible Church, Pleasanton, California, USA
“An unparalleled resource for the local church. Tom has done a marvelous job of pioneering this unique and dynamic craft into a ministry that also serves God’s vision for His global Church, namely, making disciples.”
Senior pastor, International Christian Fellowship, Oberursel, Germany
“We have seen life-changing transformation as people engage in the spiritual discipline of reciting scripture. By Heart gave us the pattern to successfully develop our own recitation ministry.”
Lead pastor, Nairobi Baptist Church, Ongata Rongai and director, InCharge Global Missions
“Imagine the joy of seeing people that you might never expect confidently reciting Scripture to edify the church. Instead of a select few reading Scripture, men and women, and boys and girls, from different cultures and even different languages bring God’s Word alive while it is being presented.”
General secretary, International Baptist Convention
“Every Sunday a different member stands to recite scripture at the beginning of our service. Young, old, new believers and seasoned Christians take turns reciting God’s word. More than once I have listened intently with tears in my eyes. It has become the starting point of every corporate gathering. Scripture recitation leads our people to worship.”
Senior pastor, IBC Köln and board member, Aquila Initiative
“I am regularly encouraged by the work done at By Heart. Their love for the Word and clear desire to see it dwell deeply in the hearts of God’s children is always apparent. In an age when we all take far too little time to slow down and abide in the Word, work like the ministry of By Heart is more important than ever.”
Co-founder and director, Verses Bible memory app
“Working with By Heart has been a very fulfilling experience — it’s work with a purpose. Helping people fall in love with God words is one of the greatest things we can do on this earth.”
Founder, Kristian Deriquito Video and media director, Valley Bible Church
“We did a Bible recitation project in my English class. The students responded well to the challenge of memorizing the Scriptures. Mr. Thomas Griffin visited our school and gave us thorough advice and insight into the art of recitation. His lessons were both fun and meaningful. For the English students in my class, this was a valuable course in learning Bible verses in English, presenting them intentionally, and even understanding and appreciating the Scriptures in a new way.”
Middle school teacher
“It’s nice to see By Heart growing and inspiring people from all over the world to be closer to God through the Scriptures.”
Founder and director, Érika Blanco Designs
“When my friend Ryan introduced me to By Heart ministry, I was immediately captivated by its mission. With By Heart’s instructions and coaching, Scripture recitation becomes alive. This is truly a heart-touching-hearts ministry. I recommend it to all churches.”
Preacher of the gospel, Nairobi, Kenya
“By Heart is doing something unique and wonderful. They inspire and instruct Christians to hide God’s Word in their hearts and then speak it over other believers. I’ve seen in the leadership a desire for this ministry to start a movement — and I can only imagine the impact that would have on the global Church.”
Owner, ConvertCraft Digital Marketing, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
By Heart YouTube
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followers and fans
Church support organizations
Seminaries and theological institutes
Videographers and video production companies
Speech and debate associations
Bible memory organizations
By Heart’s mission is to promote Scripture recitation so that it becomes a natural part of Christian
worship services, discipleship programs, and outreach. If you would like to partner with us,
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Workshops for reciters, leaders, and schools
Tools for selection, memorization, and study of Scripture
A video library of recitations
Connections to a community of Scripture reciters
Social media channels promoting Scripture recitation
Two books on Scripture recitation
Curated collections of Bible passages
Co-founder of the Verses
Brock Klein is the co-founder of Verses, the world’s best Bible memory app and is currently developing the second generation to make it available across all mobile platforms as well as desktop and prepare it for multi-lingual upgrades. By Heart has a mutually supportive relationship with Verses and plans to co-develop an app for By Heart that covers the entire reciter experience.
Érika’s clear concepts for graphic design are responsible for By Heart’s brand development and are evident in our brochures, banners, and influence over every aspect of our appearance.
Our newest relationship is with this talented videographer who is skilled in using video to convey emotions, tell stories, and communicate truths. Our commentary series of videos showing reciters talking about their journeys has developed from this relationship.
ConvertCraft rebuilt By Heart’s website in 2023 to align with the By Heart brand and make for a more welcoming experience.
ConvertCraft is a marketing agency that is more interested in accuracy than seduction and is By Heart’s ongoing website administration and development team.
ConvertCraft has given By Heart confidence both in the technology and in presenting its mission.
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