new life in christ

Responding to change


Over a hundred years of mission

The new Scottish School of Christian Mission has a rich history. It was born out of the Bible Training Institute (BTI), founded in 1892 in Glasgow, which became Glasgow Bible College, and out of Northumbria Bible College (formerly Lebanon Missionary Training College) in Berwick-upon-Tweed, both of which merged in 1998 to become International Christian College (ICC).

We aim to build upon the legacy, knowledge and expertise of all these colleges. We remain rooted in the BTI’s desire to equip Christians to transform the world in the name of Jesus Christ, whilst recognising that changes in society spur new thinking and methods, an approach pioneered by Northumbria Bible College in the 1990s.