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Life For The World Trust (LFTW)

LFTW Micklefield CentreLife For The World Trust

Life For The World Trust (LFTW) is a national charity with a huge vision. A vision to help, equip and support local churches to reach out with the love of Jesus to families and communities suffering under increasing problems relating to addictions.

LFTW has used its many years of experience in drug and alcohol rehabilitation to develop a range of Living-Recovery training 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 or alternatively to develop a support group for the families of addicts.


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 find the training life changing and stimulating.


Living-Recovery Training Courses:

  • 10 Day Working with Addictive Behaviour Course
  • 4 Days of training which will enable church members to open up a Support Group for the families of addicts
  • 4 Day Volunteer Certificate for volunteers working in the addiction field
  • Living-recovery Franchise equipping churches to set up and run a Structured Day Recovery Programme
  • Bespoke training to fit the needs of your church

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 programme 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 the resources we need for this work are available. It is God's 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.

Please contact John in Leeds; or Mary;

Tel:  07791 201284 or 01132 571740


Registered Charity No 1038410

The Archbishop has been Patron of Life For The World Trust since 2006.