Ligonier Ministries Canada
Some time ago, Sola Scriptura Ministries International (SSMI) reached out to Ligonier Ministries to explore the idea of an acquisition to help further the propagation of Reformed teaching throughout Canada. In February 2019, after being approved by the SSMI members, this acquisition was approved by the SSMI board of directors, and a new Canadian board was formed. SSMI is now Ligonier Ministries Canada.
Who is Ligonier? We are an international Christian discipleship organization founded by theologian Dr. R.C. Sproul in 1971 to equip Christians to articulate what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it. Proclaiming God’s holiness is central to our purpose.
We produce the Renewing Your Mind broadcast, the Reformation Study Bible, Tabletalk magazine, books through the Reformation Trust, and various teaching series. It also offers academic degrees through Reformation Bible College. In addition, Ligonier hosts regional, national, and international conferences, offers an online learning community through Ligonier Connect, streams twenty-four-hour Christian internet radio through RefNet, answers biblical and theological questions with Ask Ligonier, pursues numerous translation efforts in other countries, and makes available thousands of unique resources online at Ligonier.org. All of our broadcasts, publications, and educational initiatives address the topics of biblical studies, theology, worldview and culture, church history, and Christian living.
If you would like to support the growing outreach in Canada, you may do so by credit card over the phone at 800-733-0408. More information about other ways to support this vital work will be available in the coming weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make a donation to Ligonier Ministries Canada?
You may donate by credit card over the phone at 800-733-0408. More information will be available over the upcoming weeks.
Are my donations to Ligonier Ministries Canada tax deductible?
Yes, all eligible donations given throughout the year are tax receipted at the year end. We recommend that you consult your tax adviser for confirmation and tax-wise advice.
Will I receive an annual giving statement?
Ligonier Ministries Canada, a Canadian Registered Charity, issues official donation tax receipts on an annual basis for the total amount of all eligible donations given throughout the year. Your eligible tax-deductible gifts are limited to the excess amount of your gifts given over the fair market value (or value of advantage) of any goods and services provided.
How can I obtain a copy of my statement?
You may contact Ligonier Ministries Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-733-0408.
Can I donate to support particular outreaches?
When you give a donation to Ligonier Ministries Canada, you may specify one or more ministry outreaches you wish to support. Spending of funds is confined to programs and projects approved by the ministry board of directors. Each restricted contribution designated toward such an approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the ministry board of directors, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where needed most.
What happens to past donations I made to Sola Scriptura Ministries?
Any donations you gave to Sola Scriptura Ministries will continue to support general Canadian ministry need, or the outreach you specified (pending approval of the ministry board of directors). You will receive an official donation tax receipt from Sola Scriptura Ministries for donations given through 2018. Starting in 2019, your annual official donation tax receipt will be coming from Ligonier Ministries Canada for all donations given to either ministry.
I was a Sola Scriptura Member. Will my membership transfer to Ligonier Ministries Canada?
Yes. We welcome you as a Ministry Partner. If you do not wish to remain a partner, please contact us at email@example.com or 800-733-0408.
What is a Ligonier Ministry Partner?
Thousands of people around the world have partnered with Ligonier Ministries in prayer and financial support. The faithfulness of our Ministry Partners enables us to continue proclaiming the message of God’s holiness to a world in need of the gospel. Ministry Partners provide a significant amount of the ministry’s financial support, for which they receive a monthly package with exclusive messages, the current issue of Tabletalk magazine, yearly updates on the ministry’s progress, other partner-only resources, and invitations to special events with the Ligonier Teaching Fellows and leadership team.
I haven’t received my monthly Ministry Partner package. What do I do?
If you have not received your Ministry Partner package by the last week of the month, please contact us at MinistryPartners@ligonier.ca or at 800-733-0408.
Do I have voting powers as a Ministry Partner as I did with my Sola Scriptura membership?
Your partnership includes exclusive benefits, but Canadian Ministry Partners do not serve as a voting body. The Ligonier Ministries Canada board of directors oversees the Canadian ministry’s initiatives.