We’re here to help every Christian in the UK discover three simple truths:
Living like this is central to being what we call a ‘whole-life disciple’. It means growing more like Jesus and learning to bring God’s wisdom, grace, and truth into our whole lives and every single thing we do.
We’re here to help as many Christians as possible embrace whole-life discipleship – for the glory of God and the good of the world.
See the difference our vision makes:
But the truth is so much better than that. There is no sacred-secular divide. The gospel is good news for every person and every part of life. God is working to make Earth more like heaven through his people scattered in the world: through every employee encouraged, every anxiety shared, every leaky pipe fixed.
If we want to see our communities, organisations, and world transformed, we need to help every Christian get the full wonder of the gospel – and join in with what God is doing where they are. Because what we do Monday to Saturday is every bit as much a part of God’s mission as what we do on Sunday.
‘Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.’
Read more about the sacred-secular divide – and how each of us can overcome it:
We equip Christians for discipleship in daily life. We do that through inspiring events and courses, insightful articles, videos, and books, powerful social media content, and transformative devotional journeys and small group Bible studies.
And we get alongside church leaders of all kinds – paid or voluntary, ordained or not – to help them embed whole-life discipleship in their churches. We do that through practical group resources, expert training, and tailored consultancy and speaking.
We don’t tackle everything in life, of course. Our focus is on life out in today’s world, and there’s a lot here to inspire and equip.Discover more
Here’s the material we’ve developed with church leaders and teams in mind. If you’ve any kind of leadership responsibility in the church community, explore here.Discover more
If you’re in the world of work in any shape or form you’ll find resources, courses, and inspiration to spur you on.Discover more
From our beginnings in 1982, the mission and activities of The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) were inspired by the wondrous good news of Christ for all of life. Our founders, John Stott and friends, saw how difficult it was for Christians to make the connection between the living Word of God and the challenges they faced out in his world. They recognised how drastically this shrivelled the church’s mission to the nation. And they were determined to tackle it head-on.
‘Double listening’ – to the Word of God and to the world, in order to relate the one to the other – was a hallmark of the early years. Through innovative programmes like Christians in the Modern World, LICC taught hundreds of Christians in all walks of life across the world how to navigate a vast range of issues and live and make an impact as whole-life followers of Christ.
By the early noughties, the state of the nation and the church convinced us that a shift in emphasis was required. Local churches needed to recover Jesus’ central emphasis on growing whole-life disciples as the primary means for mission. So we developed a range of practical initiatives to help churches make that change. And together we made progress.
We continue to pioneer with leaders to grow and sustain whole-life disciplemaking churches. And we continue to engage closely with Christians on the frontline to develop the wisdom and practices that can help us all live fruitfully for Christ in a complex and rapidly changing world. So, we remain learners – about God, the world, and the needs and experiences of those we seek to serve.