The World Desperately Needs Thinking Christians
In our biblically illiterate era, learning God’s Word with like-minded believers is more important than ever.
You support Ligonier Ministries because you share the vision Dr. R.C. Sproul outlined for us: to proclaim, teach, and defend the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible. That vision continues to shape our mission, driving us to bring believers together to learn about God’s holy character from His inerrant Word.
Together, as we submit to God’s Word and display His glory in our lives, God’s people shine as lights in a darkened world (Matt. 5:16).
By God’s grace, Ligonier seeks to bring Christians together, equipping them to know who God is and uniting them in the person and work of Jesus Christ—who is the way, truth, and life (John 14:6)—even as they joyfully serve their families, churches, and communities.
You might know that our discipleship events began as an outreach strategy at the Ligonier Valley Study Center in western Pennsylvania. Back in 1971, Dr. Sproul gathered believers and trusted teachers for mutual learning and edification in short sprints. Ligonier was one of the very first ministries in the United States to host Bible and theology conferences where believers came together for fellowship, worship, and biblical instruction. The aim has always been to propel the learners back into faithful Christian service.
The world desperately needs thinking Christians who can articulate the truth of God’s Word. Without such believers, the spiritual darkness in our nation will grow. And we believe Christians learn and grow best within a community of believers, allowing us to live out the truth that “iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Prov. 27:17). No Christian is an island.
So, we’re increasing the number of teaching resources that we produce and the types of events that we host by
- recording more teaching series later this year in our new studio facilities;
- adding additional regional conferences around the United States;
- expanding these events internationally (in fact, we are in London with a conference this month and Ontario, Canada later this fall);
- training preachers to refine their skills in expository preaching;
- launching new events for high school students, equipping them to defend their faith; and
- using our beautiful Central Florida campus to train college students and host other Christian discipleship events.
Our annual National Conference in Orlando is only going stronger, with thousands attending each spring. This is our flagship event, which has grown to become something like a “Ligonier family reunion,” with men and women, boys and girls, gathering for a learning experience unlike any other. For decades, God has used these three days each year as an encouragement and learning experience to so many people as well as a birthplace of many strategic gospel partnerships.
Ligonier events benefit not only attendees but also people around the world who stream them online for free and use the teaching resources we create from the conference messages afterward. The teaching at one event multiplies over the years as people watch and share these meaningful moments.
Your gift this month supports this vital mission. Ligonier’s costs are not covered through registration fees and resource sales. Rather, it is your support of this mission that allows Ligonier to move forward with strength.
As our thanks for your gift, we will send you a special edition DVD featuring the complete 2019 National Conference as well as the audio on an accompanying MP3 CD. This conference, centered on the theme He is Holy, explored the majestic character of God, reminding us of who He is and, consequently, who we are. It contains transformative teaching for believers of every age and at every stage of their spiritual walk. Gather family and friends to learn together so that you can grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18).
Please respond soon. You have our continued gratitude for supporting the mission to bring people together around trusted teaching for the sake of the church and the gospel.
Yours in Christ,
President & CEO
P.S. Dr. Sproul was best known for his teaching on the holiness of God, and he played a role in shaping our 2019 National Conference. You can have all of the messages from the conference on a special-edition DVD as our thanks for your donation of any amount this month. Thank you for moving the mission forward.