Ligonier Ministries is an international Christian discipleship organization founded by theologian Dr. R.C. Sproul in 1971 to equip Christians to articulate what they believe and why they believe it, how to live it and how to share it. Proclaiming God's holiness is central to our purpose.

To this end, we produce the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcasts, The Reformation Study Bible (ESV), Tabletalk devotional magazine, new books by Dr. Sproul and other contemporary authors and theologians through the Reformation Trust Publishing imprint, numerous teaching series, offer undergraduate degrees and a Doctor of Ministry and distance learning programs through Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies, host national, regional, and pastors conferences, offer an online learning community in a modified virtual classroom setting with Ligonier Connect, freely broadcast 24-hour Christian internet radio, and recommend and sell more than 5,000 unique resources.

Four decades of proclaiming the holiness of God:

1970's: The Ligonier Valley Study Center

  • A group of Christian leaders approached Dr. Sproul with the intent of establishing a study center in Ligonier Valley, Pennsylvania where lay people could receive the benefits of seminary-level teaching without having to attend seminary. 
  • Christians from all over the United States attend the Ligonier Valley Study Center to hear Dr. Sproul and other leading evangelical scholars.
  • Recording lectures makes it possible for students who cannot attend the study center to benefit from the ministry.
  • Publication of Tabletalk Bible study magazine begins.

1980's: Ligonier Ministries Moves to Orlando, Florida

  • The Holiness of God and Chosen By God are published, further solidifying Dr. Sproul's reputation as a trustworthy teacher and leader in the Christian community.
  • Work begins on what will become the notes for the New Geneva Study Bible, later republished as The Reformation Study Bible.
  • Regional and national conferences begin, providing an opportunity for students to gather and learn together.

1990's: National Radio Outreach Begins

2000's: Among Several New Initiatives, Ligonier Academy Is Launched

Today We…

  • Offer more than 5,000 resources available for purchase, including: 
  • Produce Renewing Your Mind broadcasts available through the United States with a potential listening audience of over 100+ million people and countless others throughout the world via shortwave radio generating 25,000 first-time ministry contacts each year. A popular podcast is also available along with an archive of past radio interviews.
  • Have hosted 200,000 people at our regional and national conferences to fellowship with other believers and explore biblical truths of a particular biblical theme or issue. 
  • Celebrate that 47 of Dr. Sproul’s books are translated into a multitude of languages. 
  • Distribute more than 2,000,000 trustworthy biblical and theological resources annually.
  • Rejoice that more than 200,000 people read Tabletalk magazine each month in print and digital editions. 
  • Can receive over 300,000 unique visitors and more than 1.8 million page views to our website in a month period.
  • Have 15,000 individuals enrolled in over 35,000 Ligonier Connect courses from 70+ countries.
  • Freely broadcast 24-hour Christian internet radio with RefNet.
  • Produce a weekly podcast called 5 Minutes in Church History with Dr. Stephen Nichols.
  • Serve many missions agencies and indigenous church efforts around the world to provide opportunities and educational materials for Christian growth and discipleship.
  • Are thankful for the monthly financial support of more than 25,000 Ministry Partners.