Mission and Vision

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IVP's mission is to publish Christian books that are true to the Bible and that communicate the gospel, develop discipleship and strengthen the church for its mission throughout the world.

According to our doctrinal basis, we wholeheartedly affirm the authority and teaching of the Bible to be the foundation for our lives and our publishing.  We aim to support both Christians and those without faith, in their journey towards the cross of Christ. In a culture where biblical knowledge is increasingly rare, we seek to publish resources that inform and inspire people to read and engage with the Bible and its teachings, to find salvation through Jesus Christ. 

Our vision is a world where everyone is transformed by the Word of God (John 1:1)

Our editors work to nurture a high standard of thoughtful, interesting, biblically-driven writing, which probes contemporary issues and engages at the right level for the intended readership. The result is a rich and mighty backlist with a very long tail and a forward publishing programme which rarely fails to allure the thoughtful reader.  In the twenty-first century, this work innovates and extends from books into videos, apps and programmes. (Is 55:11)