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 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.
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?
“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?
Can we order large numbers of booklets for special outreach events?
Contact us through the contact form below to discuss your needs with us.
Can I sell the gospels?
What gospels do you offer?
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.