Copyrights and Permissions

Copyright Statement

The Mission Bible Class ministry, this website and its contents have been created by me, Mary Nelson, and I hold the copyright.

I have been studying the Bible, teaching children and writing lessons over many years so it can sometimes be difficult to ascertain original sources .  In addition, some teaching methods have been passed from one teacher to another so many times that no one can be quite sure who used them first.  It is not my intention to claim authorship of any material that has been created by others so please contact me at mary@missionbibleclass.org if you have any questions or comments regarding this issue.

I have used the following content from sources outside of Mission Bible Class:

  • Direct quotations from the New International Version of the Bible according to the guidelines set out in the Biblica Terms of Use:  “Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.”
  • Most of the clip art on the website (at the top left of each story page) has been adapted according to the following statement: “Artwork is from The Complete Bible Story Clip Art Book and used by permission from ©Gospel Light, Ventura, CA 93006.”
  • The Bible Study Tool at https://www.biblegateway.com/ has been linked to extensively.  Although they do not require permission for this I am very appreciative of the tool.
  • This website contains many links to other resources, websites and blogs that are not owned by Mission Bible Class.  I appreciate the writers and have shared these links with you because I have found them useful in some way.  But please note that Mission Bible Class does not have any control over the content of these external resources nor do I necessarily condone any additional content found on these websites and blogs.  Websites do change authors or purposes from time-to-time so please send me an email at mary@missionbibleclass.org if you notice a questionable or broken link.

Permission to Reproduce Materials

YES, I May Copy or Print This: The copyright holder grants permission for users of http://www.missionbibleclass.org to copy and print portions or pages from the website for personal use and in normal local church ministry or missions situations as long as the following statement appears on each printed page:
“©2011-2016 Mission Bible Class, used by permission”

NO, I May NOT Copy or Print This: Unless specific permission has been granted by the copyright holder, no portion of this website may be copied or used in any form for the purpose of sales or profit.

I’m Not Sure: If you wish to copy content for larger projects or purposes other than those listed above then please contact mary@missionbibleclass.org and explain the specific request.

Personal Statement

Mission Bible Class is a personal labour of love which I have worked on over many years.  I created it as a tool to help people around the world share God’s Word with children at no financial cost.  Many people have urged me to charge money for these materials but I really believe that teachers need basic materials that are free.

If you would also like to join me in providing free resources to teachers please contact me at mary@missionbibleclass.org   I would love to talk to you.

2 Responses to Copyrights and Permissions

  1. Karen Oliveira says:

    Dear Mary,
    After reading your permission to provide free material for local church usage, I produced the material in Portuguese for my teachers. I have been using your website for our bible class here in Contagem, Brazil for about two years. Some ideas for introducing a story are not culturally relevant so I replaced them for others. The chronological sequencing has been very helpful for my personal growth and I am excited to give the children this perspective so young! I want to thank you for providing this material at no cost because I can freely use what God has given you and that you have freely given to us with a clean conscience.
    In saying this, I have the same burden you do for providing material free of charge in the Portuguese language. In the future I would like to offer your material, translated in Portuguese online with art work the teacher could use for flannel or other ways. I love to draw and have made some illustrations when time has permitted. During my summer break, I plan on illustrating some of the stories so that the teacher can have a few things at hand. Our church needs this because very few of our volunteers have experience and feel overwhelmed to even offer to help.
    For now most of the illustrations I have made for my teachers are from things I found on the web and adapted for us. But I would like to provide something free of charge like the Distance Shores Media has done. I have used some of theirs, but for the little kids I prefer more animated pictures.
    My daughter helped me create a Sunday school blog, but I have little know-how and have not updated it in over a year. But again, during our summer break (December and January months) I want to use some of my time to practice and learn how to do this. Please let me know how you feel about this and pray for me to have wisdom. I feel overwhelmed with this burden to help other teachers with encouragement and material free of charge.
    In Him,
    Karen Oliveira

    • Mary says:

      Hi Karen

      It makes me so happy to know that you are using these materials in Brazil. I’m glad you also mentioned your personal growth because of the chronological sequencing. That has been really helpful for my own growth also.

      Great idea to translate materials. I met another Brazilian sister recently who also has use for material in Portuguese. I have some ideas on this. I will contact you by personal email.

      God Bless you for your integrity for seeking permission.

      Mary

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