God was at work long before there was ever a vision for Sacra Script Ministries. In the fall of 2000, several of our writers met at Dallas Theological Seminary as incoming freshmen and the foundations of friendship were formed. In time, we graduated from seminary and went on to pastor at local churches, and teach the Word of God by digging through Scripture to reveal the glory of Christ. We soon realized that many people did not have an overall grasp of Scripture and that there were very few materials available to understand the Bible within its bigger context. We were drawn to the Reformation principles of bringing the study of Scripture and the centrality of the gospel back to the frontlines of Christian life and ministry.
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses supposedly on the church door in the German city of Wittenberg, which came to be understood as the starting point of the Reformation. 491 years later to the day on October 31, 2008, Sacra Script Ministries was commissioned to carry on the Reformation principle of sola Scriptura.
Our name is a play on the Latin phrase for sacred Scripture. Our purpose is to create educational materials for the church, which teach through every book in the Bible revealing their meaning and significance in the context of Scripture.
As we shared the vision for the ministry, God raised up several people with varying experiences and areas of expertise to create our core team. We immediately developed a prayer team as we sought the Lord’s direction with each decision that was made. We then laid the groundwork for our studies by developing our Christ-centered theology, our educational methodology, and the use of technology that would unite this international team and promote efficient distribution of the materials. In November of 2009, we began the process of writing our first study through the book of Obadiah. In June of 2010 we completed our first study. We continue to release new resources.