New app launched to encourage young people to explore the Bible in new ways.
A new app launches this week that aims to encourage more young people to read the Bible. The LecDeck app provides users with a Bible passage, thought-provoking questions, a quote and a prayer focus. These are all based on the Lectionary – the cycle of biblical readings that runs year to year – and are designed to help young people engage with God’s word.
This follows the successful launch of LecDeck in October 2019, originally as a pack of 52 cards used by families and youth leaders to explore the Bible.
Dan Jones, creator of LecDeck and Youth & Children’s Adviser for the Diocese of Bristol, said:
“It’s been amazing to see The LecDeck establish itself as a versatile resource for both youth leaders and families alike. The positive feedback has inspired the writing team to make the Year B edition of the LecDeck more accessible, and we are so excited to announce the development of the LecDeck App for Android and Apple iOS formats.
“The LecDeck App offers young people and youth leaders age-appropriate devotions that they can follow on their mobiles. Our hope is that the App will attract and encourage more young people to read the Bible and help them grow in their relationship with God."
The Church of England follows a three-year cycle that dictates which Bible passages are focused on each week. Years A and B are currently available on the app and year C will be added in 2021.
The app is available for a one-off payment of £5.99 for both Android and Apple iOS formats. Years A and B are included on the app and Year C will be added in 2021. Original packs of the LecDeck for Year A and Year B are still available and cost £8.00 each (free P+P in the UK). To purchase the LecDeck cards please click here to be directed to the online form on the Bath and Wells Diocese website.