Unwavering Commitments

Though the world around us is always changing, we strive to stay the course, advancing a global awakening of the historic Christian faith. Ligonier Ministries has formalized these ten commitments toward that end, relying on God’s grace to remain unwavering as we steward the mission entrusted to us.

1. Maintain a Consistent and Courageous Commitment to Historic Christianity

We will not change in changing times. Instead, we will draw strength from the authority of the Bible and the sufficiency of the cross of Christ. We draw from the doctrinal riches of the historic Christian faith to help as many people as possible flourish in their families, churches, vocations, communities, and nations. Our aim is for Christians to live with conviction, able to withstand the challenges from secularism, false religions, and militant atheism. We care about all suffering, especially eternal suffering, and the disciple-making impulse of the Great Commission animates all of our outreach.

2. Focus on Theology, Theology, Theology

The most loving thing we can give people is the truth. Dr. R.C. Sproul has said that right thinking precedes right living. What we think about God shapes who we are, penetrating to our core beliefs and determining our values, goals, and decisions. Theology is knowing who God is so that we might worship and enjoy Him. We will, by God’s grace, maintain our unwavering commitment to the truth that will inform faithful and fruitful living for the benefit of every tribe, tongue, and nation.

3. Invest in Audio and Video

We have always been a pioneer in video-based Christian education. Today, we are welcoming additional skilled professionals and deepening our Christian education library to continue to provide trustworthy teaching in a market increasingly filled with error. At the same time, we’re investing in new podcasts and radio broadcasts to capitalize on the recent resurgence of audio content distribution.

4. Publish for Every Stage of the Christian Life

All over the world, Bible literacy is abysmal. Our category-defining discipleship literature transmits the truth of God’s Word from one generation to the next. Our study Bible, monthly Bible study magazine, books from trusted authors, online article archives, and more continue to be some of the first resources people pick up as they are waking up to the reality of who God is and how He wants them to live.

5. Gather Christians in Community

Iron sharpens iron, and so Christians must encourage one another to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. We gather believers for in-person conferences, intimate training events, and rigorous educational programs at our Bible college in Orlando, because no one was meant to grow in isolation. We love and serve God best as we grow in community.

6. Deploy Emerging Technology

Paul used the Roman roads to circulate his letters, Martin Luther used Gutenberg’s printing revolution, and Dr. Sproul recognized that through the wise use of new technology, distances can be bridged and language barriers can be breached. With smartphones in every pocket, we will maintain our emphasis on innovative use of the internet to scale our ministry’s reach.

7. Adapt to and Address Localized Needs

Because there is a famine for God’s truth around the world, Ligonier is far from an English-only ministry. We learn and meet the particular needs of Christians around the world through an extensive translation and distribution network. In the years and decades to come, we’re making our deep library available in the top twenty languages to help families, churches, and schools grow in Christ.

8. Find Trusted Global Partners

No ministry can do what it does alone. We research like-minded church leaders, missionaries, and organizations in various places who serve diverse people groups. We know who we are, and thanks to our visionary donors, we are uniquely able to get faithful discipleship resources to people wherever they are.

9. Equip Pastors and Leaders

We are helping to sharpen the axe of the preachers of God’s Word. They need opportunities for strategic refreshment, and we do this through seminars and conferences, as well as through Christian growth opportunities designed exclusively for them.

10. Reach the Next Generation

Dr. Sproul fixed our focus as a ministry when he called on each of us to reach “as many people as possible” with the message of God’s holiness and the truth of His Word. Reaching the next generation is vital. We are engaged with college and high school students, training them to know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it. We do this in churches, in schools and universities, on our campus, and through apps and the internet. The Great Conversation of ideas has become the Great Confrontation between truth and error, with eternal destinies at stake. The future belongs to Christians of conviction. We aim to be there to help in the battle for the souls of our young people.

Proclaiming, teaching, and defending God’s holiness in all its fullness is Ligonier’s heartbeat. Thank you for prayerfully considering how the Lord will have you support this ministry as we seek to advance a global awakening to the truth about our holy God and His holy Word. Your gift today will help move ministry forward. Thank you.