The Light  College and Collective is a diverse group of people with a big heart to let others have a real experience of Jesus. 

Most people in the UK have no real idea whatsoever why Jesus came, what he did and what change he can bring. So we have developed innovative practical degree courses, ministry training and short courses to equip people to to become bearers of good news in their families, networks, churches and communities. We want to see new churches started, old churches refreshed and countless disciples of Jesus.

We also facilitate an informal network of such people called the Light Collective. we organise training days, prayer retreats and provide a list of resources for people and churches wanting to reach out in new ways.

Our Vision

To train, equip and connect pioneers to go and make countless disciples of Jesus

I am still in some aftershock at the impression that it made on me, hugely impressive. The network of the churches, the scale of the project, the atmosphere within the building and the clear commitment to excellence, godliness, evangelism and mission were really outstanding, in my opinion.

The Rt Revd Keith Sinclair

The Bishop of Birkenhead

Who’s behind it?

Chris Duffett founded The Light Project in September 2000 and is Co-principal of The Light College. Chris is also an artist, poet, author and Baptist minister who served as President of the Baptist Union in 2012-2013. 

Glyn Jones is Co-principal of The Light College and leads the academic side of the college. He is a storyteller and everyday evangelist and conducts research into how people with no faith find Jesus.

Gareth Thomas (Gaz) is the leader of the Light Collective which resources and connects pioneers across the country. An Anglican minister, Gaz has a passion for the gospel in social justice, the environment and  church lived our in organic community.

We are supported by a wide range of church leaders who serve as our council of reference:

Council of Reference

Rt Revd Dr P.R. Forster – Bishop of Chester
Rt Revd James Newcome – Bishop of Penrith
Rt Revd Keith Sinclair – Bishop or Birkenhead
Rev. Alan McWilliam – Church of Scotland,
Rev. Andy Glover – Hoole Baptist Church, Chester
Rev. James Lawrence – C.P.A.S.
Rev. Phil Jump – Baptist Union Regional Minister North West
Debra Green – Redeeming Our Communities
Dr. Nic Harding – Kairos Connexion
Rev Jon Phillips – Pioneer Minister

Study with us on a Degree Course!

Bachelor of Arts and Foundation degree in  Theology, mission and Evangelism

The Light Project is an official partner of the University of Chester and delivers practical and engaging degree courses in Theology and Evangelism accredited, validated and awarded by the University.

Average number of people we reveal Jesus to each week