Mission at the heart of the church, the church at the heart of mission

Scottish School of Christian Mission

Scottish School of Christian Mission
Type: Training provider

Affiliations and accreditations

Based in Glasgow, we provide training and education in youth work and community work, urban ministry, and pioneer and missional leadership.

The Scottish School of Christian Mission responds to the needs of people from Scotland and beyond who want to dedicate their lives to serving Christ whether in mission, ministry, their workplaces or their communities. 

Our vision

The Scottish School of Christian Mission aims to equip the church to respond effectively to the missional challenges and opportunities in Scotland. We do this through the provision of training and education in youth and community work, urban ministry and pioneer and missional leadership.

Over a hundred years of mission

The new Scottish School of Christian Mission has a rich history. It was born out of the Bible Training Institute (BTI), founded in 1892 in Glasgow, which became Glasgow Bible College, and out of Northumbria Bible College (formerly Lebanon Missionary Training College) in Berwick-upon-Tweed, both of which merged in 1998 to become International Christian College (ICC).

We aim to build upon the legacy, knowledge and expertise of all these colleges. We remain rooted in the BTI’s desire to equip Christians to transform the world in the name of Jesus Christ, whilst recognising that changes in society necessitate new thinking and methods, an approach pioneered by Northumbria Bible College in the 1990s.