Gospel Shaped Church is a new curriculum based on the five characteristics of gospel ministry that lie at the heart of The Gospel Coalition that will help whole congregations pause and think carefully and prayerfully about the kind of church they are called to be.
This seven-week whole-church resource explores what it means for a church to be a worshiping community. This Leader's Kit contains everything you need to evaluate, plan, promote and run an engaging and immersive program with your church.
Watch the First Session here.
At each and every moment of our lives, we are all living in a way that gives worth to something. For many people, their ideas of worth are centered on themselves, their family or their job. But for those who have discovered the grace of God in Jesus Christ a massive change has taken place. By the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we are enabled to start worshiping the one true God instead of the many false Gods we fill our lives with.
Inside the Leader Kit box you will find a copy of the Leader's Guide, a copy of the Member's Handbook and a copy of the DVD containing seven teaching sessions presented by Jared Wilson (running time: 120 minutes). Please note, this DVD is available in NTSC format only (All modern DVD players play NTSC in the UK).
There is also a Quickstart Guide which lays out a variety of ways in which the material could be used within your own church context, some ideas for creating a church bulletin to promote the course in your church, and a code that will allow you to download a digital copy of the DVD for free.
What is true for us as individuals is true for us as a gathered community of God's people. We discover in the Bible that a church that is centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ will be shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ. And a church shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ will see that its true service of worship is conducted both inside the formal gathering of believers and outside it as well.
This flexible resource will train your whole church through teaching, preaching, daily reading and small-group Bible study and discussion--or any combination of those elements. The overall aim is that your church will embark on a journey to discover the kind of people they should be as they are shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ.