The National Bible Study Club (N.B.S.C.) is an Irish Registered Charity (CHY6590), which is dedicated to helping young people in the study of the Holy Bible. The history of the National Bible Study Club goes back many years. In 1963, a systematic mailing was carried out in Ireland offering a gospel to every home in the country. Out of the responses received grew the National Bible Study Club formerly known as ‘Look and Live’. Since that time many thousands of young people have benefited from using the free lessons. The N.B.S.C. is a faith based ministry reaching out to children throughout the island of Ireland and further afield with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is supported by gifts from individual Christians, churches and organisations. All the lessons and literature we supply are non-denominational Christian and are based solely on the teachings of the Bible. Over the years the lessons have been completely re-written and re-designed to produce effective and interesting Bible lessons for the children. The lessons are provided FREE to any child wishing to ‘Learn More About God’. There are currently four levels of lessons (Primary – ages 4-5, Junior – ages 6-10, Intermediate – ages 11-12 and Senior – ages 13+) available to young people. These lessons cover basic Bible stories with a view to introduce the students to the Lord Jesus Christ as the Saviour of the world and to encourage them in further Bible study and a deeper relationship with Him. The intention is that students should complete a lesson each month. Each child is assigned to a (Garda Vetted) study leader who will mark all their studies, as well as write to them and become their mentor/helper. Our study leaders are mature Christians who freely give of their time to mark the children’s lessons. There is a page in the lesson where each child may write to their study leader and they will write back answering the students questions. Please take a look around our site and contact us if you would like to make use of our courses or would like to know more about the ministry of the National Bible Study Club.
1. One God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – eternally existing in three distinct but equal persons.
2. The sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, in creation, providence, revelation, redemption, sanctification, and final judgement.
3. The divine inspiration of the Bible, and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
4. The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen humankind, which is therefore subject to the just condemnation of God.
5. (a) That the eternal Son of God truly became man being begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary.
(b) That His death was a sacrifice to God and a propitiation for the remission of sins.
(c) That He was raised from the dead.
(d) That He ascended to the right hand of God and is now the all-sufficient High Priest of His people.
(e) That He will come again to receive His people unto Himself and to set up His Kingdom.
6. The substitutionary death of the incarnate Son of God as the only ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin and its eternal consequences, which is obtained by faith alone.
7. The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit.
8. The priesthood of all believers, who form the universal church, which is the body of which Christ is the head, and which is committed by His command to proclaim the gospel throughout the whole world.
9. The baptism of believers, and the regular observance of the Lord’s Supper, in obedience to the Lord’s command.
10. Local churches, composed of professed believers, and led by those with appropriate spiritual gifts; regular meetings for worship, prayer, teaching, and fellowship; outreach to the locality; and involvement in world mission.
Your privacy is important to the NBSC, and we go to great lengths to protect it. In the event that you provide NBSC with any type of personal information or correspondence, we will never share that information with any other party, unless we are specifically required to do so due to a public safety or legal issue, as described in more detail, below.
HOW IS THE INFORMATION COLLECTED and HOW IS IT USED?
If you use the form on the CONTACT US page or the form to join the NBSC on the LESSONS PAGE, you will be required to submit your name, postal address, e-mail address, birthdate, and gender. You can contact us at any time to request your information to be deleted.
NBSC does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18 without signed permission from the parent or legal guardian. All children under the age of 18 contacting NBSC and registering to join the club and do the Bible lessons MUST have their parents/guardians permission and their signature of permission is required. We will use the information only to send out the Bible lessons, information about camp, Crossroads Magazine, competitions, and any other relevant information concerning NBSC activities.
If we discover that we have been sent the personal information of a child under 18 without permission, we will take steps to delete that information as soon as possible or get the permission from a parent or guardian of the child.
We may use your email address or postal address to correspond with you; answering questions or to request additional information. If you complete the CONTACT US FORM on the website seeking information, you will be given a choice to be added to our newsletter mailing list. We will respond to your enquiry but you will only be added to our database to receive the newsletter, if you choose.
Beyond that, we will never use your email address or any other personal information you choose to submit to us, to send you any unrelated or unsolicited email or ‘spam’, nor will we ever share your email address and other personal information with any other party.
YOUR PRIVACY PROTECTED
As stated previously, your privacy is important to NBSC, and we go to great lengths to protect it. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain & safeguard your personal information when you contact us and give us that information. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential as part of their contract with NBSC.
NBSC takes, and will continue to take, all reasonable steps (which includes relevant technical and organisational measures) to guarantee the safety of the data you provide to us and we will only use the data for the intended purpose. But, the nature of the internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet will be 100% secure.
However, there may be rare and unforeseen circumstances when we could be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
There may also be cases in which we may disclose information about you if we determine that information you send could indicate that you are involved in a crime, or suggests that you may be a danger to yourself or any other person, or if any other issues of public safety importance make such disclosure necessary.
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Limitation of Liability
NBSC will not be liable for any damages or injury that accompany or result from your use of its site. These include, but are not limited to, damages or injury caused by any:
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UPDATING, VERIFYING AND DELETING PERSONAL DATA
You may inform us of any changes in your personal data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, we will update or delete your personal data accordingly. To find out what personal data we hold on you or to have your personal data updated, amended or removed from our database, please email it to us.
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National Bible Study Club,
‘Glen Maris House’,
Eaton Wood Grove,
Shankill, Dublin D18 WK27