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 nine-week whole-church resource explores what it means for a church to be a community with a message and a mission to the world. 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.
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 nine teaching sessions presented by Erik Raymond (running time: 140 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.
Many Christians are nervous about telling someone else about Jesus. We prefer to leave it up to the preacher, or to those we see as particularly gifted for evangelism in our congregations. But all believers are called to make disciples. The nine sessions in this curriculum don't offer quick fixes or evangelism gimmicks. But by continually pointing us back to the gospel, they will give us the proper motivation to work together as a church to share the gospel message with those who are lost without Christ.
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.