Do you remember sitting in algebra class in high school? The teacher put an equation on the board, adding letters and numbers. Ax7 = 28.
There were probably lots of questions going through your head: Why are the other students nodding? How is my teacher able to do these problems so quickly, and can she slow down some? Am I the only one breaking out in a sweat because I can’t figure this out? Should I drop out of 9th grade? Should I write a letter to Congress to remove math as an educational requirement? Why are there letters in math equations?
And then, after raising your hand to get help from your teacher, it all came together. All you had to do was get the variable on its own! You realized you weren’t the only one — some other peers had to raise their hands for help, too. Maybe algebra wasn’t as confusing as you originally thought. You decided not to drop out of 9th grade and to postpone your letter to Congress. When the algebra equation came together and the light bulb went off, it all changed.
The same can be true for the gospel. You see, when you really get it, it changes everything.
Without the work of the gospel, the divide between the created and our Creator would be insurmountable. But there’s good news. God had a plan for His people.
We believe that God’s gospel project began “In the beginning” and continues today in the hearts and lives of His people. It is our greatest hope and the means by which we are free to love, serve, and follow Jesus Christ.
This is the heart of The Gospel Project: to help your entire church see through the lens of the gospel. Moving from Genesis to Revelation over the course of three years, The Gospel Project offers chronological, Christ-centered Bible studies for adults, students, and kids. Immersing your entire church in the gospel through this resource will help your members have a new way of seeing the story, culture, and mission of the gospel.
The Gospel Project can help your church grow in these three critical areas:
The story that God has been telling from the very beginning, the story that saturates every page of Scripture and ties Scripture together, is a story of hope. It’s a story that makes sense of the problems of the world and tells us that the solution to them isn’t us. The solution is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through the chronological three-year study plan and the 99 Essential Doctrines, your preschoolers all the way up to adults will understand the one big story of God’s plan for redemption and the key themes of the Christian faith.
The gospel story creates a new culture: people of all ages who see themselves differently, as they are in Christ, and in light of the work of Christ. A gospel culture consists of people who see the world and themselves through the lens of the gospel story. The Gospel Project’s emphasis on theology and apologetics will help students through adults respond to tough questions about faith in today’s culture by knowing what they believe and why they believe it.
People changed by the gospel story invite others, through their words and works, to see that the gospel is better than moralism’s empty promise. Centering on Christ’s redeeming work across the storyline of Scripture propels your church members to live on mission for the gospel.
Through three years of studying the gospel, your church will be discipled and grow by the power of Christ and God's Word. The gospel motivates people to be captivated by the gospel story of redemption, to live on mission at home and around the world, and become part of church cultures that are saturated in the gospel.
The gospel really does change everything, from story to culture to mission. And The Gospel Project exists to help your entire church experience this. To learn more about this transformational resource, we invite you to download a free, one-month preview for all age levels. Or if you're ready to get started now, check out all our resources for The Gospel Project.
What Makes the The Gospel Project Unique?
- Christ-Centered — Discover how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus.
- Chronological Study Plan — Your group will study Genesis through Revelation.
- Age Alignment — All ages study the same passages.
- 3-Year Plan — Explore 99 essential doctrines of the Christian faith. Spend 18 months in the Old Testament and 18 months in the New Testament.