No. The Gideons International is an association that works with Protestant/Evangelical churches. Our members come from many denominations, live all over the world, and share a desire to see the lost come to Christ.
The Gideons International is a diverse association in that our members come from many Protestant denominations with a common interest in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. All Gideons also hold important core beliefs:
Members must also:
Generally, Christian businessmen and professional men age 21 and older (or retired businessmen and professional men) who adhere to the core spiritual beliefs held by Gideons are eligible to join The Gideons International. In addition to meeting our professional and spiritual qualifications, potential Gideons must also be recommended by their pastors.
No, not from The Gideons International. Our mission is to reach the lost. We do not provide Bibles and New Testaments to individuals, our church partners, or other organizations for their distribution. Our unique method is to have only our members distribute Bibles or New Testaments through designated traffic lanes of life, thus efficiently reaching a large number of people. We do not overlap, duplicate, or conflict with the mission of churches and other ministries. Instead, we act as an extended missionary arm of the church.
If you’re searching for a copy of God’s Word for personal use, visit the Read the Bible section of this website for online resources.
Yes! Each Bible placed in a hotel room has the potential to reach up to 2,300 people in its estimated six-year life span. Research from the hotel industry tells us that approximately 25% of travelers read the Bibles in their hotel rooms.
The Gideons will supply, free of charge, a New Testament to every member of the Philippine Armed Forces. Bibles are available to chaplains for placement in day rooms, libraries, and guardhouses on military bases and military chapels. Requests for military Scriptures must be received from a military chaplain, and orders may be placed through the local Gideons or the National Headquarters Office.
We strongly encourage you to check your local phone book in order to get in touch with your local Gideons. You may contact our National Headquarters at (02) 371-2051 / 0917.887.8447 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gideons International in the Philippines, Inc.
8 Panay Ave., Brgy. Paligsahan
Quezon City 1103
Metro Manila, Philippines