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 if you have any questions or comments regarding this issue.

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

  • Quotations from the International Children’s Bible (ICB) are made according to the following copyright statement: “Scriptures quoted from the International Children’s Bible®, copyright ©1986, 1988, 1999, 2015 by Tommy Nelson. Used by permission” . More about the ICB here.
  • Quotations from the New International Version of the Bible are made 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.” More about the NIV here.
  • 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 has been linked extensively.  Although they do not require permission for this, I appreciate this great 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 change authors or purposes from time to time, so please email me at if you notice a questionable or broken link.

May I Reproduce Materials on this Website?

You MAY print and make copies of pages or portions of pages from the website for personal use and in normal local church ministry or individual missions situations as long as the following statement appears on each printed page when possible:
“©2011-2023 Mission Bible Class, used by permission”

You MAY NOT print or reproduce any portion of this website or use it or any portion of it for the purpose of sales or profit.

If you wish to copy content for larger projects or purposes other than a local church or individual mission situations like those specified above, please contact and explain the SPECIFIC REQUESTS.

Personal Statement

Mission Bible Class is a personal labour of love I have worked on for 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 free basic materials.

If you would also like to join me in providing free resources to teachers, please contact me at I would love to speak with you.

10 thoughts on “Copyrights and Permissions

  1. Hi, Thank you so much for all the free lesson resources available here. You are a great help to our ministry here in the Philippine. M

  2. Hi Mary . My name is Faan Muller and I live in Knysna South Africa.I Found this website today 29/08/22. I pastor a very small church and I found your stuff ideal for our circumstances . Millions of thanks. This will profit us a lot seeing that we cannot afford to buy at this point in time.

  3. I just found this website this weekend! I can’t believe all you are offering free of charge for us that teach children at church or in Bible clubs. I have taught in Christian school and church for 50 years, but have never found such an abudance of Bible lessons with so many extra helps and ideas. You have such thorough and doctrinally sound lessons, and for no financial profit except through donations. And I’m sure, you use those donations putting it back into your ministry. I’m able at this time to give a few dollars, and will give more as I can. Thank you for your ministry.

    1. Hi Brenda,
      Thank you for your great encouragement. And thank you for your kind donation. All the best as you teach children! Mary

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