Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
The Upward Call
Bible Study Discounts
Rental Space and Events
Books into Prisons
The Upword Living Christian Bookstore has been blessed to serve the Auburn and DeKalb County community for almost 10 years. Christian business owners, Jeff and Gloria Wiemer were people with a vision of serving the Christian community with Bibles and resources, while making the Gospel of Jesus Christ apparent in their lives and ministry.
It was an incredible
experience in 2014 when the Wiemers approached us with the following proposal,
“We feel like it is time to make a move with the business. Would Inspiration
Ministries and the Cupbearer Café be interested in buying it for a very
reasonable price? We want the integrity of the ministry to continue, and we
thought this would be a perfect spot.” Wow! Talk about surprised.
What a perfect
fit for Inspiration Ministries because when our Behind the Walls prison
ministry sends books around the country, we have to send them from a bookstore.
So, God decided to make us a bookstore. Hallelujah!
felt like God was creating another opportunity to connect the body of Christ. Upword
Living is a full-functioning bookstore with Bibles, study materials, Christian
books, gifts…all right beside the Cupbearer Café.
Upword Living is a growing business looking to serve the needs of the community, so if there is something out of stock, we can personally order items with quick shipping to make sure you get your gifts in time. Take the time to see what the Upword Living Christian Bookstore has to offer.
*As a part of Inspiration Ministries, Upword Living is a member of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce & the Downtown Auburn Business Association.
God has used Inspiration Ministries to reach literally thousands of people around the country. We are blessed to give people an opportunity to support Inspiration Ministries in its Kingdom-work with their purchases from the Cupbearer Café. All the proceeds from sales go directly to the operations of Inspiration Ministries and its programs. The following branches are all under the umbrella of Inspiration Ministries:
The Cupbearer Café
Upword Living Christian Bookstore
New Creations: Ministry of Transformation
Behind the Walls: Prison Ministry
Act4Him: Outreach & Evangelism
Inspiration Ministries is an official 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation.
This enables financial and material donations to be tax-deductible. We take
great pride in communicating how your donations make a difference in the
ministry, in the lives of others, and in the Kingdom.
Upword Living is committed to training a staff that wants to 1) Serve the Lord Jesus, and 2) Serve others their gifts of helps and hospitality. Our location blesses us with the opportunity to
be at the heart of all downtown Auburn events.
Whether you need to fulfill an internship for school or you are looking for ways to be hands-on in your service for the Lord, Upword Living has a place for you. Join the team!
BIBLE STUDY DISCOUNTS & COMMUNION SUPPLIES
Upword Living is DeKalb County’s #1 source for buying group Bible studies and communion supplies for your church. For each church we serve, we establish an in-house account that makes shopping fast and easy. We also maintain inventory, so when you need communion bread at the last minute, we have it in stock.
We service many churches
for their Bible study needs. When deciding the next Bible study for your church
or small group, stop in to see what discounts we have available.
RENTAL SPACE & EVENT PLANNING
What better place to host your next event or book club than a historical site, built in the 1870’s, that won’t break the bank. Upword Living has played host to weddings, book studies, fundraisers, small conferences, and more. If you have a group that needs to meet, you won’t find a better space to accommodate the number of people you’re expecting, while providing the privacy you’d like.
BOOKS TO PRISONS
One of the main focuses in outreach for Inspiration Ministries is our Behind the Walls prison and jail ministry. If you have ever tried to send books or a Bible to a loved one in prison, you have found out that it can only be done through a publisher or bookstore.
Well, hallelujah, we are what you are looking for. As an official bookstore, we are not limited
in what we can send to someone that is incarcerated. So, if we can ever serve
in this matter, please don’t hesitate to ask and we will get your books shipped.
Upword Living is not able to have an exhaustive inventory like some major book distributors, but we love the opportunity to special order your books if they are not in stock. We are always interested in giving you the best price and our special orders only take a couple days to get here.
If you have books sitting at home that you are ready to get rid of, consider donating them to Upword Living. Sometimes we are able to sell used books. Other times, we package up Bibles and books and send them to prisons around the country that may not have a library of materials. We get them by the box load, so feel free to bring yours over and donate them to a good cause.