Why We Exist

Living on the Edge exists to help Christians live like Christians. The ministry was established in 1995 as a radio ministry of pastor and author Chip Ingram, and has since grown into an international discipleship ministry. The ministry creates biblical teaching and tools that challenge and equip spiritually hungry Christians to become mature disciples of Jesus.

The ultimate vision of Living on the Edge is to be a catalytic movement of Christians living out their faith in ways that transform families, churches, and communities for the common good and the glory of God.

We do 3 things

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  • TrainTrain
  • Develop Tools

For 3 groups

  • wedo-multiThe multitudes
  • Small groups
  • Leaders

For 1 purpose

"To Help Christians Live Like Christians" at home, work, and school in order to transform families, churches, and communities, for the common good and the glory of God.

Why Our Mission Matters

The statistics are truly sobering and a constant reminder that our calling to help Christians live like Christians is more important than ever.

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    Only 40% of American Christians attend church regularly

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    The fact is, over 82% of American Christians only read their Bibles on Sunday while in church (Ponce Foundation).

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    Nearly 50% of Christians who attend church weekly do not believe that the Bible is the actual Word of God (Gallup Poll).

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    57% of American Christians believe other religions can lead to eternal life (Ponce Foundation).

How We Fulfill Our Mission

Teaching God's Truth

In 2011, over 1 million people a week watched, listened or streamed the Biblical teaching of Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram. Chip is heard on 900 radio outlets throughout the U.S. and LOTE TV is broadcast on NRBTV and numerous overseas outlets. Our largest growth by far is in digital listeners, with an average of 24,000 daily users listening online via the Web and podcasts.

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Strengthening God's Community

The Biblical, life-changing resources created by Living on the Edge equip everyday believers to live out their faith in truly transformational ways. To date, over 1.4 million people have experienced a Living on the Edge Group Study. All of resources - whether individual, group or church-wide - are aimed at helping people move from being spiritual spectators to actively engaging their faith every day.

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Equipping God's People

With an online community of just over 2 million people, LivingontheEdge.org and r12 Online deliver Biblical truth and discipleship resources that help people grow in their relationship with God and each other. Our free online resources are easy to find and share, and help people apply God's truth to their lives in practical, tranformational ways.

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2016 Report

Take a look at our 2016 Year End Ministry Report to see what God has done through us thus far. Launch report »