About

 

The Pocket Testament League (UK) is an Evangelical Christian organisation dedicated to helping Christians share their faith through provision of pocket Gospels.

Who We Are

Since 1893, The Pocket Testament League has motivated Christians to read, carry, and share the Word of God. The Pocket Testament League provides resources to help believers develop a lifestyle of biblical discipline and personal evangelism.

Our members have shared more than 110 million Gospels during the history of this Christian outreach ministry, forever changing millions of lives around the world.

We are a UK registered charity, administered by a Board of Trustees who meet quarterly.  The organisation is a member of the UK Evangelical Alliance (EA) and we subscribe to the EA basis (statement) of faith.

Our Vision

Our vision is to recruit 100,000 active volunteer members to pledge to read the Bible daily, to carry a Gospel of John in a dedicated pocket (backpack, purse, jacket, etc) everywhere they go, and to wait for God to give them an opportunity to share it.

Our History

If only we can get people to read the book [the Bible] for themselves, it will surely lead them to Christ.

– Charles Alexander

Sparked by the vision of a young girl named Helen Cadbury in 1863, who simply wanted to share her faith with her friends, The Pocket Testament League has reached and equipped thousands of Christians to share their faith, one to one.

The same vision to see lost souls come to Christ still drives the ministry of The Pocket Testament Leagure today. Learn more about our history.

As well as the Pocket Testament League UK, we have sister organisations in other countries including Australia, Thailand, India, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Canada and the USA.

“Bridge-Builders” has been an operating name used by the Pocket Testament League UK for some initiatives and events in the last few years.  Anyone that knows us by the name “Bridge-Builders” may have noticed that, more recently, the organisation is now using The Pocket Testament League name and branding for our operations and Gospel products (see FAQ below for further details).

 

The Pocket Testament League (UK) is a UK registered charity (no. 281910) and also a charitable company limited by gaurantee, registered in England no. 1461289.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get involved?
You can get involved with this movement in several ways. First, join the movement and subscribe to our weekly emails and connect with other Christians. Then, order pocket-sized gospels to share with others. And finally, pray and donate so that other Christians can be equipped with Gospel sharing tools.
“Bridge-Builders” or “The Pocket Testament League”?

Whilst most people know us by our traditional name, The Pocket Testament League, we are also known as “Bridge-Builders” to some.

This is because the Bridge-Builders name was adopted in 2004 to reflect our desire to help Christians to build bridges as they connect with friends, family and neighbours, to share the good news of Jesus Christ.  For this reason, “Bridge Builders” has been an operating name used by the Pocket Testament League UK for some initiatives and events that have taken place since that time.  More recently the organisation has re-focussed on its original vision and is now using The Pocket Testament League name and branding for our operations and Gospel products. However, we are very much still Bridge-Builders at heart!

How can you give gospels away at such a low cost?
Our ministry is made possible by gifts from individuals, churches, trusts, and legacies. For over a century, PTL has depended on donations and legacies to enable registered members of PTL to obtain gospels to give away. Join with us in praying that God will continue to provide resources to cover the cost of this ministry, including the cost of printing the booklets, making it possible for us to keep giving gospels away gospels. Joining PTL is completely free, and we simply suggest donations towards printing costs for the gospels themselves.
Can we order large numbers of booklets for special outreach events?
Yes. Many churches and organisations use our gospels and seasonal booklets for outreach events. We cannot sell the gospels because of copyright restrictions, but we do ask for help in covering the cost of bulk orders. We therefore suggest appropriate donations (see the tables on the order page).

Contact us through the contact form below to discuss your needs with us.

Can I sell the gospels?
No. Our gospels are provided free of charge and cannot be sold. Our licensing agreements do not allow these gospels to be sold at any time.
What gospels do you offer?
We currently provide John’s gospel in the New International Version (NIV), under the title Love is the Bridge and Mark’s Gospel in the New Living Translation (NLT), under the title The Key to Life. (Mark is also available in large print.)

As well as these full gospels, we also produce shorter seasonal booklets (Christmas Journeys, and The Story of Easter) based on selections from the gospel texts.

Ready to get involved?

 

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