Buy A Mug & Make a Difference! May 11, 2019 – June 11, 2019

This fundraiser has ended. Thanks to all who participated! If you’d like to learn more about our ministry or make a donation, please visit

Living by Design Ministries is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry that delivers free Bible studies to inboxes around the world.

We exist to help believers of all ages open their Bibles, understand what they are reading, and apply the freeing truths to their lives.

Through free online Bible studies, Christ-centered blog articles, faith-building social media content, and Bible-focused SOULfood e-mails, the staff and volunteers of Living by Design Ministries show their love for Jesus Christ by diligently and faithfully feeding His sheep (Jn. 21:17).

As a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Ministry, we are supported by the freewill offerings of God’s people. We consider all our fundraisers as vehicles to encourage our community to participate in God’s provision for this ministry.

With your help, we can cultivate the resources we need to faithfully disciple our growing Bible study community.

Just imagine the impact a single “Mug on a Mission” might have if…

  • You used it to serve coffee to friends and neighbors.
  • You donated it to the local homeless shelter.
  • You gifted it to a friend who is struggling.

Envision the conversations it might begin, the relationships it might build, the conversions it might bring. 

When you gift one of these mugs to a friend, or use it to serve guests in your home, you are creating an opportunity for Christ to enter the conversation.

When you buy a set of twelve mugs to donate to your church or local charity organization, you are kindling the fire of change in your community.

 Inspirational Mugs + FREE Bible Study Material = A Gift that Keeps on Giving!

4 Ways To Make An Impact Through our Mug on a Mission Fundraiser

Shop our Selection of Exclusive Mug Designs

$10 of every individual mug sale goes directly to Living by Design Ministries. These funds help us continue to deliver FREE Bible study material to inboxes around the world.

PAY IT FORWARD by purchasing a set of three or twelve mugs to share with friends and community organizations!

If you have an international shipping address, be sure to add “international shipping” to your cart.

Make a Monthly Gift + Join our Discipleship Team

Your $10+monthly gift will help us disciple at least 12 people for a full year through our free Bible studies, SOULfood e-mails, and uplifting blog posts.

Discipleship Team members also receive early access to our Bible Studies, an invitation to join an exclusive Facebook Group, and monthly LIVE video chats with Sarah Koontz.

A generous donor  has supplied FREE “Discipleship Team” mugs for the first 100 people who decide to make a new $10+ monthly commitment to Living by Design Ministries during our Mug on a Mission Fundraiser. (USA Addresses Only)

Create A Personalized Fundraising Page

People are far more likely to donate to an online fundraiser that is being shared and supported by someone they trust, and we are grateful for all our fundraising partners.

It takes less than 5-minutes to “Become a Fundraiser” by adding your photo, personal fundraising goals, and testimonial to our peer-to-peer fundraising page.

After that, all you need to do is share your fundraiser with your friends by e-mail, social media, or in person. Every fundraiser who generates at least 10 mug sales will receive a Living by Design tote bag as a thank-you gift.

Make a One-Time Donation to Living by Design

By providing our biblical resources free of charge, we are able to overcome many barriers and reach women around the globe with the spiritual nourishment they crave.

Every $1 donated helps 5 people receive free Bible study material.

Your gift of any amount will help us continue to provide high-quality, free Bible study resources to our community. Thank you for prayerfully considering partnering with us in our mission to “feed the sheep (Jn. 21:17).”


Testimonials from our 2018 Mug on a Mission Fundraiser

I absolutely love the mug I received through last years fundraiser. It is the perfect size for my coffee maker, and I use it every single day! I have taken every single one of Sarah’s wonderful online Bible studies and have learned so much about God and the Bible. The mug is a beautiful reminder to me to share the knowledge I have gained through the Living by Design Bible studies with the elderly in my community. – Judy


I received a mug through last years fundraiser and use it at my office—it’s one of my favorites. I love supporting the mission of a ministry I am fully behind. – Mike


Living by Design Ministries is an amazing ministry.  I love the free Bible studies, especially the audio version.  I use my mug daily for my morning (or afternoon!) coffee! – Allison


The launch team and Living by Design community are an amazing bunch of people and I want to say a BIG thank you to each of them, and especially to Sarah Koontz for her roll in pulling this ministry together.  The “Feed My Sheep” mug I received through last years fundraiser is a daily reminder of how much God loves us all and how He is feeding His sheep with that love. Plus—it’s just the right size! – Amanda

The mug I received through last years fundraiser serves as a constant reminder for me to be aware of God’s purpose for me.  I love the mission of the team, and how the ministry provides free online studies for me to grow in Christ, in a community of like-minded people. – Brittany


What I love about this ministry is that the studies are easy to follow and very informative. They get me into the Bible to learn more about God.  I purchased two mugs during last year’s fundraiser and I absolutely love them! Living by Design Ministries is definitely a ministry I will continue to support. – Pati

Printable PDF Ministry Overview Flier

We know that the idea of inviting a friend to do Bible study can be intimidating, so we’ve created free online Bible studies and a selection of inspirational mugs to do the work for you.

These mugs are on a mission to help you share the TRUTH of God’s Word with your local community! Each mug design includes an inspirational message AND the URL of our online ministry. We’ve also created beautiful postcard-sized fliers for you to print and share with the mugs.


Because of our donors, more than…

  • 132,000 people were reached by our Christ-centered blog posts in 2018.
  • 500,000 people are reached by our faith-building social media content each month.
  • 40,000 Bible study e-mails are opened by our community each month.

Ways your donation will help in 2019:

  • We will develop and launch three new free online Bible studies + several additional free biblical resources.
  • We will invest 10% of our income to Bible literacy projects we believe in.
  • We will work to establish a sustainable ministry model that can continue to advance our mission for years to come.


Stories of Women Impacted  by Living by Design Ministries


The heart behind this ministry is beautiful, and Sarah truly organized a wonderful team to carry the message of the gospel all over the world. Her free Bible studies have impacted my life and I can’t wait to see what the Lord inspires her to write next. This is a ministry worth investing in because there is fruit and a genuine passion for women learning God’s Word and learning to trust Him more. -Jennifer B. (Volunteer & Donor)

I found Living by Design via a facebook recommendation and am SO incredibly grateful that I did. I’m currently completing four of Sarah’s free Bible studies and am benefitting immensely from the experience; growing in the Word and becoming closer to God. I’ve been impressed by the quality of the materials and the potential reach, via free online resources, that I’ve decided to become a monthly donor. I highly recommend Sarah’s Bible studies. -Hayley Jane (Bible Study Participant & Donor)

When Living by Design says free, that’s exactly what they mean. And THAT is a rarity in this world of Bible studies. They look to provide free, well-written Bible studies to the public. But more than that is the heart that goes into this. Sarah genuinely cares about the people who read her studies. And for that I am thankful. -Kristin B. (Bible Study Participant & Volunteer)

Learn More About Living by Design Ministries

Click to View our 2018 Annual Report
Click to View our 2018 Annual Report

Bible literacy is declining at a rapid rate in our culture, and Living by Design Ministries exists to stem the tide. By providing free online resources to help Christians better engage with the biblical text, we are tackling the problem of Bible literacy head on.

True biblical knowledge is the aim of all our programs at Living by Design Ministries. Our primary function is to build a bridge between professing Christians and the Bible. We exist to help believers of all ages open their Bibles, understand what they are reading, and apply the freeing truths to their lives.

At Living by Design Ministries, we believe God’s Word is the only source of absolute truth in a world that praises tolerance and ambiguity. That is why we strive to deliver biblically accurate, relatable, story-driven content to our readers each week. We help Christians grow in their knowledge and understanding of God’s Word, while also equipping them to evangelize to their friends and family by sharing our free resources online.

The heartbeat of our ministry is offering free online Bible studies. But they aren’t really free. Each of our free Bible studies cost $5,000-$10,000 to develop and distribute. In order to continue to freely give our Bible studies away, we have to humbly ask our brothers and sisters in Christ to faithfully support the mission and vision of Living by Design Ministries.

We are looking for members of our online community to partner with us so that we can grow with the need and continue to proclaim Jesus to a hurting world. With your help, we can cultivate the resources we need to reach more women with the only truth that sustains—the Bible!

Read our Statement of Faith  |  Meet our Staff & Volunteers  |  Start a Free Bible Study

How Would You Like To Support?

Living by Design Ministries is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations, beyond the value of the mugs, are tax deductible. 501(c)(3) public charities are highly regulated entities. Strict rules apply to both the activities and the governance of these organizations. No part of the activities or the net earnings can unfairly benefit any director, officer, or any private individual.