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YouVersion Had ‘Highest Day Ever for Daily Bible Use’ on Easter Sunday

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Easter Sunday was a day of celebration. Not only was Life.Church joining churches around the globe to honor and worship the risen Lord, but the church also reached more people than ever before. Life.Church’s Bible app, YouVersion, experienced record-breaking numbers throughout Holy Week and on Easter.

“On Sunday, 16.8 million people opened God’s Word through the YouVersion family of apps,” Life.Church shared with ChurchLeaders in a statement.

Life.Church Celebrates Record Numbers on the YouVersion App and in the Pews on Easter Sunday

Life.Church created the YouVersion app in 2008 to provide “biblically centered experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God throughout each day.” The YouVersion app family has grown since then, with more than 700 million installations and specific apps for children.

The church reported statistics of interaction, both in person at the more than 40 satellite churches and via digital interaction with the YouVersion app family.

On Easter Sunday, YouVersion experienced “its highest day ever for daily Bible use, up nearly 22% compared to Easter in 2023,” reported Life.Church.

The record numbers, shared Life.Church, were greatly due to “increased access to both the media-rich Bible App and the space-saving Bible App Lite, which is currently available in more than 175 countries and territories as part of a recent effort to equip areas with device and internet limitations.”

Back in October 2022, YouVersion launched YouVersion Bible App Lite, a similar app that’s accessible to those in Africa and Southeast Asia who have “device and data limitations.”

“Christianity is steadily growing throughout the world,” said YouVersion founder and CEO Bobby Gruenewald. “We believe the addition of Bible App Lite to the YouVersion family of apps helps us meet the needs of the growing global Church and makes it possible for more people to build intimacy with God through His Word.”

“During Holy Week 2024, YouVersion saw more than 3.5 million installs across the YouVersion family of apps (up 42% from last year),” Life.Church said.

Easter was the second-highest day for installs. “You Version saw a significant increase in the use of a key Bible App feature as 2.7 million Prayers were created, up 77% over 2023,” the church reported.

Craig Groeschel, founding and senior pastor of Life.Church, shared a video capturing highlights from Easter Sunday at the church’s dozens of satellite churches.

“I wanted to take a moment to thank God for you and to thank God with you that we saw an all-time record attendance on Easter weekend celebrating the resurrection of Jesus to the glory of God,” Groeschel began.