El Centro Network Announces Multi-Level Partnership With YouVersion

El Centro Network (ECN) will act as gateway to YouVersion for new Spanish-language content added to app

HOUSTON, TX. – The newly formed El Centro Network (ECN) announces its partnership with YouVersion, a ministry of Life.Church and creator of the Bible App, to increase YouVersion’s reach and engagement with the more than 470 million native Spanish speakers in the world. ECN, a non-profit agency dedicated to Bible engagement and the distribution of Spanish-speaking content, will source premier Spanish content from ministries and other partners from the U.S., Latin America, and around the world, as well as develop original content for YouVersion’s millions of daily users.

In addition, ECN will help Life.Church, YouVersion’s parent organization, develop the Spanish-language version of Life.Church Open Network, a free network for church leaders offering unlimited access to resources, training videos, apps, and an online community to further equip pastors and build community within the global church.

Bobby Gruenewald

Life.Church Innovation Pastor and YouVersion Founder

“We’re excited to partner with an organization like El Centro Network, which shares our passion for evangelism, discipleship, and Bible engagement,” said Life.Church Innovation Pastor and YouVersion Founder Bobby Gruenewald. “We appreciate their cultural expertise, understanding of the marketplace, and relationships with local ministries and content providers in the U.S. and Latin America. We’re looking forward to working together to reach this growing population.”

Victor Cardenas

ECN’s President and CEO and 12-year veteran of American Bible Society’s Board of Trustees

Victor Cardenas shares his excitement. “We are thrilled and honored that YouVersion and Life.Church have chosen to partner with us. ECN is a nonprofit formed out of a desire to reach the Spanish-speaking world with Bible engagement tools. We could not think of a better way to achieve our mission than to come alongside the world’s most widely downloaded Bible app and provide them with the assistance they need to collectively reach an even larger audience.”

YouVersion

created in 2007

YouVersion was created in 2007 to help increase access to and engagement with the Bible. Featuring nearly 1,500 versions and supporting more than 1,000 languages, the Bible App helps people with busy, on-the-go lifestyles read the Bible at any time and in any place. The Bible App has been installed on more than 260 million devices and in every country of the world. To learn more or to download the Bible App, visit www.bible.com/app.
CONTACT: Rachel Feuerborn for YouVersion | Rachel.Feuerborn@life.church

El Centro Network (ECN)

is a nonprofit agency dedicated to Bible engagement

The El Centro Network is a nonprofit agency dedicated to Bible engagement by being a gateway into the Spanish-speaking world for inter-confessional discipleship organizations. Partnering with like-minded, best-in-class organizations and the local church, ECN’s vision is to use the power of Scripture to transform Spanish-speaking individuals, families, churches, and communities in the U.S., Latin America, and worldwide. To learn more, visit us at www.elcentronetwork.com. CONTACT: Lucy Diaz Kurz for El Centro Network | lucy@elcentronetwork.com