If the Gospel Isn’t Shaping Your Church, What Is?

Ryan Troglin | September 15, 2015

Just about everything in the Christian world claims to be gospel-centered these days. Gospel-centered people tell us to live gospel-centered lives, practice gospel-centered worship, listen to gospel-centered preaching, join gospel-centered churches, read gospel-centered books, have gospel-centered marriages, and be gospel-centered parents. These are certainly good endeavors. God does want the gospel at the center of our lives and our churches.

But “gospel-centered” means many things to many people. It’s a creed that’s commonly claimed but rarely defined. What, then, does it look like to have the gospel—the good news of God’s astonishing mercy to sinners in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus—shaping the culture and identity of our congregations? 

In a brand-new roundtable video, Mark Dever (pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.), J. D. Greear (pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina) and John Onwuchekwa (pastor of Cornerstone Church in Atlanta, Georgia) tackle such questions. Watch them reflect on the “gospel-centeredness” of their own ministries, share advice for church leaders, and more. 

Once you’re done watching, be sure to browse Gospel Shaped Church, the new five-track small group curriculum from The Good Book Company and TGC. 

Related: Watch Shane Barnard, Jared Wilson, and Matt Boswell discuss “Pursuing Gospel Shaped Worship in Your Church.”

To read the rest of this article, visit http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/if-gospel-isnt-shaping-your-church-what-is.