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For 180 years London City Mission has been doing gospel ministry in London amongst the least reached, the poor and the marginalised. We want to share this experience with the wider church to help equip many others for urban evangelism across London, the UK and beyond.

We have a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, practically and spiritually, to share with those wanting to reach their urban areas in the name of Jesus. One-day, weekly, summer and year-long courses are all available, so have a look below for a course that suits you or your church.

We're looking to grow our training department, so please let us know what areas you'd like training in and we'll try and accommodate your needs.

Practical Evangelism Training (PET)

Saturday training days to help equip church leaders, would-be evangelists and others who feel burdened to reach out to their local community with the gospel.


  • 5 May - Getting into Youthwork
  • 29 September - Social Action: Doorways to the Gospel
  • 3 November - Topic to be confirmed

The days run on Saturdays from 9.30am to 4pm (doors open at 9am). Pay on the door: £15 standard/ £7 conc/groups.

Email or speak to Laura on 020 7407 7585.

London City Mission Pioneers

London City Mission Pioneers are Christians who were raised in and still live in some of the poorest areas of London and who have a heart for the lost. Their lives have been transformed by the gospel message, and they want to pass it on to others. Through a training programme in urban mission, we equip them to help their local church to reach out with the gospel.

Are you a Christian transformed by the gospel? Have you grown up in a deprived part of London, where the gospel has little reach? Are you passionate about sharing the message of Jesus with people from your area and seeing them become disciple-making disciples?

We want to train you to do just that.

Over 18 years old but unable to access training otherwise.
From an unreached/hard to reach people group or community.
Part of your current church for at least a year.
Have your church’s recommendation, commitment and support.
Some experience of evangelistic ministry, however small.

Read all about the programme in the brochure!


ANY QUESTIONS or want a copy of the brochure?
Speak to Laura on 020 7407 7585 or email


Please take care to read the guidance notes on the application form before completing and sending it to us. We must receive the church recommendation form before we can consider your application.

Job Description

Application Form

Church Recommendation Form

Closing Date for applications: 12 Noon on Thursday, 15th March 2018. Send applications to

Christian Community Development & Evangelism Certificate

Do you have a heart to share Christ’s love with your community? Are you looking to improve your evangelism skills? Could you help address your community’s challenges with the right practical tools?

Then the Christian Community Development and Evangelism Certificate might just be for you! This course will help you engage with the spiritual challenges of your local community. The course runs on six Saturdays, starting January 2018, from 10.30am to 3.30pm (you can attend individual days). Find out more here, including how to register.

Foundation Course / Urban Mission Course

Gospel-focused training courses designed to equip evangelists and would-be evangelists for mission in an urban context. These run one day a week for two years, although attendance in only the first year is possible, and are taught through interactive classroom sessions.

Registration for the 2017-2018 course year has closed as classes have now started. However, please do get in touch if you'd like more information about attending from next September. Contact details below.

The course will cost £100/term. If the cost is prohibitive, please contact Laura.

Email or speak to Laura on 020 7407 7585.

Summer School

Our (non-residential) Summer School is open to anyone (those currently in church ministry, training for ministry or laypeople active in their local churches), who would like to explore what urban mission looks like in practice.

We'll update the website with information on Summer School 2018 when it becomes available.


If you have any questions email or speak to Laura on 020 7407 7585.

Because London needs Jesus