new life in christ

Who are we?


A small, dynamic team of committed Christians providing a learning environment where theological insight, reflective practise and experience in the field equips people to serve God whether in the church, the workplace or the community.
We do this by supplementing our teaching team with expert practitioners from across the UK as adjunct staff. Our BA Theology ( Youth and Community) is the only CLD approved training course in Scotland.
Our roots
In 1892 the Bible Training Institute( BTI) was established in Bothwell Street, Glasgow with the premise of equipping men and women for mission. Here is the original Vision Statement:
It is not intended to compete with the various theological halls where students are trained for the ministry, but for the practical instruction of Christian Workers both men and women, so as to qualify them for efficient service in the home or foreign field….especially in the knowledge and use of the word of God.
BTI as it became affectionately known, has had to reinvent itself on multiple occasions to survive and thrive, in the faithfulness of God.
Our development
From 1890 it was BTI, from 1990 it became Glasgow Bible College(GBC), in 1998 following a merger with Northumbria Bible College, the combined colleges were known as International Christian College(ICC), until 2015, when the Scottish School of Christian Mission( SSCM) started. Weathering 125 years of service by changing courses, names and locations indicates a resilience and willingness to stay relevant. Currently our key partners are the Nazarene Theological College(NTC), Manchester who administer our recruitment and through whom our courses are validated by Manchester University.
There is much to be thankful for and SSCM continues the legacy of BTI, in equipping for service in the 21st century. The future is bright.
Our future
Innovative approaches, with practise based, reflective learning, ensures that our courses have a relevance to contemporary life and culture. We aim to be nimble in responding to the needs of the Christian Community, and are open to developing further partnerships with service providers, do get in touch if you would like to chat through ideas and possibilities.
Our Values
As disciples of Jesus we value being:
Biblical – engaging with the bible as core to understanding our world
Relational – listening, responding and working collaboratively
Practical – contextualising practice that is relevant to the needs of a changing world
Creative - encouraging fresh and critical thinking, embracing new approaches
Transformative – signs of God’s Kingdom in character development/communities
Our Vision
By 2022, SSCM envision recruiting, equipping and releasing a learning community and missional network of 100 leaders, students & practitioners across Scotland who are developing contextual, creative and transformative Christian mission 'on the ground’.
Our expertise, passion, and training will be delivered by combining robust theological education alongside tangible practical application, creating a community and environment of practice based learning.