I quite dislike talking about myself and that’s why the following is in 3rd person—but it’s all from me, Yvon.
Yvon Prehn is the founder and director of Effective Church Communications and of the www.effectivechurchcom.com website, plus more recently the www.Bible805.com podcast and website, and the Bibleverse Printables Shop, Bibleverse t-shirts and more, and the Effective Church Communications Library.
For over 30 years she taught Bible-based church communication ministry, skills, and strategy at seminars, conferences, and national conventions all over North America, while at the same time teaching Bible classes and working with her bi-vocational pastor husband in various church ministries.
Through most of her adult working life, Yvon has worked in communication ministry as a writer and teacher including working as a newspaper reporter and religion writer for the Colorado Springs SUN for nine years. When desktop publishing was first invented Yvon was a top‐rated, national trainer in desktop publishing for Padgett/Thompson, the nation’s largest one‐day seminar company. She worked as a communications consultant and trainer for numerous Christian ministries in Colorado Springs and was a senior editor at Compassion International and Young Life International.
Yvon is the author of many books, including the first book out on desktop publishing, The Desktop Publishing Remedy, published by David C. Cook in 1994. She has written for many Christian magazines and was the communication columnist for Christian Computing Magazine (now Ministry Tech) for over 20 years.
Yvon has a master’s degree in Church History and has done additional graduate work in theology at Fuller Seminary. She taught high school English and briefly was an adjunct professor in church history at Regis University.
She and her husband Paul now live in Ventura, California. She no longer travels but continues teaching through online courses, podcasts, and writing for Bible805 and Effective Church Communications. In addition, Yvon’s latest projects include the Bibleverse Printables Shop, the Bibleverse t-shirts and more shop, and the Effective Church Communications Library, a family of ministries designed to help you get God’s Word into every part of life.
If you’d like more information on any of Yvon Prehn’s ministries, below is expanded information on them
Yvon Prehn’s Bibleverse and links to social media, websites, podcasts, and videos, printables, and eBooks
I have two areas of emphasis in my online ministry one in Bible teaching and one in Church Communications. I have combined these resources into an overall group entitled the Bibleverse, which is a combined ministry whose purpose is to bring the Bible into all of life. The Bibleverse has many parts and below are various areas and links to them that may be useful to you.
A few overall notes on the Bibleverse sites
First, when you come to a site associated with the Bibleverse, I want it to be a peaceful, non-distracting, encouraging time that will help you know God better and serve Him more joyfully and effectively. Because of that and too many other reasons to list here, the only materials for sale on any of them are ones I create and that help support the ministry.
Second, NONE of my sites (I cannot help what YouTube does) contain ANY outside advertising, affiliate marketing, or other distractions. No distracting videos or memes popping up, no offensive ads that will break your search for edifying materials with thoughts of “Why is that ad on a Biblical website?” will EVER be on a Bibleverse site.
Third, also for the sake of peace, I do not allow comments on my sites or social media if I have a choice on them. My time is more than full attempting to keep up on creating content for the following ministries (and I often fall behind) and I can either focus on content creation or interacting with comments. Though some comments in the past when I allowed unlimited ones were positive, many in the past have been vile attacks by cults and disturbed people. I choose to focus on content creation. If someone wants to reach me, my email is on my sites in the About sections. (If you’ve taken the trouble to read this ABOUT entry on this site, which almost no one does, the best way to email me is at email@example.com).
With that as an overview, following are the various parts of the Bibleverse. Use them with my prayers and encouragement as you fight the good fight as guerilla fighters, as the resistance army for the Kingdom of God.
Hub of all the ministries of the Bibleverse
Bibleverse, overall site: https://www.bibleversehub.com
An overall site that introduces you to the various parts of the Bibleverse and has periodic updates of the ministries on it, previews of new materials and how to use them, links to podcasts, videos, free downloads and all sorts of things related to the Bibleverse.
Bible805 website: https://www.Bible805.com
Yvon Prehn’s Bible teaching, blogs, charts, misc. materials and links to Bible podcast and videos. This is a hub within the bigger Bibleverse to all the Bible-teaching related materials.
To sign up for a newsletter of updates and new materials on the Bible805 website, CLICK HERE.
Bibleverse Shop: https://www.payhip.com/bibleverseshop
A fantastic source for an ever‐increasing collection of Printables you can use to create Bible‐verse and inspirational sayings pictures and images in many sizes and formats, from social media images to files you can print on office computers and that can be printed at professional print shops for large posters or canvas prints. Many images for many occasions all for a low yearly subscription price (only $36 a year—super low and that is for EVERYTHING THERE!) instead of having to pay for them individually as you do on other online sources such as Etsy.
Bibleverse t-shirts and more Shop: https://www.bonfire.com/store/bibleverse-t-shirts/
One demand shop for t-shirts and mugs printed with Bible verses and sayings related to the Bible805 ministry. All proceeds go to support the ministry.
Bible805 Podcast, https://anchor.fm/yvon‐prehn8
From here you can find links to listen to the Bible 805 podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and many other podcast channels.
Bible805 YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/Bible805
Quality Bible teaching videos, all for free that you can learn from and use in teaching. These are the same content as most of the podcasts, but in video format. In addition, I have an ever-growing collection of YouTube Shorts on this channel—one-minute thoughts, verses, challenges to encourage you in your Christian life.
Bible805 Academy https://www.payhip.com/Bible805Academy
Though you can access the videos for free on YouTube at the link above, if you would like to legally download them and share them with a Sunday School class, small group, home school, or Bible school, you can buy the video along with notes, discussion questions, and images you can use to advertise it all for the extremely low yearly subscription price of $36—that is for ALL the lessons in the Academy. I am making this as low as it is to make quality Bible teaching available to anyone and still support the creation of them.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bible805
Effective Church Communications
Effective Church Communications website: https://www.effectivechurchcom.com/
This site is the hub of the Effective Church Communications ministry and is a huge repository of blogs and articles on strategy and inspiration, on how to create communications that will grow your church in numbers and your people in spiritual maturity—in other words, to fully fulfill the Great Commission. The site also has hundreds of FREE TEMPLATES for church communicators primarily in ready-to-print PDF format and editable MS Publisher format.
Effective Church Communications YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/yvonprehn Quality training videos on church communications, all for FREE that you can learn from and share. If you want to download and use the videos in training or for personal learning without the distractions of YouTube, go to the ECC Library below.
Effective Church Communications Library https://www.payhip.com/ecclibrary
An ever‐growing online Library of eBooks and church communications training videos that will give you the skills, strategy, and inspiration to create communications that fully fulfill the Great Commission, all for one low subscription price of $36 a year—that is for all the eBooks and videos in the Library. With the subscription you have permission to make unlimited copies of the resources and you can legally download and show the videos without YouTube links or advertising.
Instagram ECC: https://www.Instagram.com/effectivechurchcom
Podcast about Effective Church Communications: https://anchor.fm/yvon-prehn
Links here to where you can also listen to this podcast on the various podcast channels, such as I-Tunes, Spotify, etc.
Instagram personal account (an online devotional): https://www.Instagram.com/yvonprehn