Life For The World Trust (LFTW)
Life For The World Trust
Life For The World Trust (LFTW) is a small organisation with a huge vision. A vision to help, equip and support local churches to reach out in Jesus name to recession hit communities particularly to tackle the ever growing addictions problem.
LFTW has used its many years of experience in drug and alcohol rehabilitation to develop a range of courses. All courses combine practical knowledge, professional skills and Biblical insights that help participants work more effectively with the individuals and families affected.
Training is provided at any level to meet the needs of individual or groups of churches, from raising awareness in a congregation to equipping a whole project team to set up a drop-in or day recovery programme.
Practitioners with experience
All those who train for LFTW are practitioners with personal experience of working with addicts in a Christian context. Students who come on our courses especially the University Certificate course (www.lftw.org) find the training life changing life changing and stimulating. The following are comments from two students who have completed our University Certificate Course;
“So brilliant being able to put my new knowledge into practice to help others find freedom” N. Sheffield
“Have learnt huge amounts about addictive behaviour, co-dependency and relapse and been brought closer to God who is the answer for the addict” J Coventry
Partnership Training Scheme
Training costs money, both in preparation and delivery, but LFTW has set up a Partnership Training Scheme (PTS) so churches even in socially deprived areas can help to bring about change in their communities. The PTS package offers a range of training and support options to churches and projects that can pay a regular monthly subscription to LFTW over a two or three year period.
As its name suggests, LFTW has connections across the World. The Trust has provided training for churches and Christian projects in Poland, the Ukraine and other parts of the former Soviet Union, Cambodia and Laos. Today, recognising the growth in addictive behaviour in the UK, the Trust is developing an addictions recovery program for use by churches who want to do more than provide a ‘drop in’ or a sign posting service.
Please pray for us
With addiction problems increasing across the UK including eating disorders, gambling and self harm LFTW is looking to Christians to pray that we will put Jesus Christ first in all we do and that the resources we need for this work are available. It is Gods purpose to “raise the poor from the ash heap and seat them with princes” Psalm 113 v and to set the captives free Luke 4:19. We want to see the church playing its role in this process of bringing hope to the hopeless and those who are imprisoned by addictions.
Patrick Prosser, Executive Director of Life For The World Trust Micklefield Christian Centre
Registered Charity No 1038410
The Archbishop has been Patron of Life For The World Trust since 2006.