Have you seen the first four sessions of The Gospel Project, Volume 1: In The Beginning?
Transcript: Church is more than a meeting. But the odds are, the meeting is the first thing you think of when you hear the word church. The set times of corporate worship, Bible study, and other activities. When we talk about the gospel in the context of church, we typically talk about personal transformation. And the gospel is about transformation, but not just personally. In fact, the gospel is designed for community. It’s infectious. It is designed to be practiced in the presence of other people. The church, then, is like an incubator for gospel transformation, a place where the work of the gospel is nurtured and multiplied across an entire congregation until the word “meeting” is no longer sufficient to describe what’s happening. A gospel culture is a community where the gospel saturates every experience. It begins in our Bible study, when we intentionally return to the gospel every time we open our Bibles. This gospel culture takes root in our study groups and then spreads out into our larger church community, our prayer, worship, music, giving, service, and every other area of the church. The result is a community where, from the youngest to the oldest, doubters become believers who become declarers of the gospel.