Starting on September 8, we will be launching into an 8 week church-wide discipleship experience that will challenge us to let the gospel work in our hearts the way religion never has or could. The curriculum we will be using is Gospel Revolution: Recovering the Power of Christianity by J.D. Greear. On a journey to greater understanding of the gospel, Pastor Greear ran through all the religious activities typically associated with a disciple's life: giving, adopting, missionality, preaching, and witnessing. Though disciplined and intentional in all aspects, only when J.D. "discovered" the gospel of Jesus Christ did everything change. That's why the objective of Gospel Revolution is to help each participant abide in Jesus. They will find that when they do, passion, self-control, kindness, patience, and generosity are the natural results. Marriages will change. Participants will become more self-disciplined. They will be less selfish. Not by concentrating on these things, but as a result of being captivated by the love of Christ.
We'll be introducing each week's material in the Sunday morning sermon, then following it up in the small group Bible studies and with daily Scripture readings that will take us through all four gospels. The small-group experience is integral to pursuing the vision of Gospel Revolution, so we are asking everyone to get involved in a group for the 8 weeks of the study. If you are not already in a group, you may choose from one of our existing small groups or from one of the new groups that will be forming specifically for Gospel Revolution. Please contact Mark and he will be glad to to help you find a group that will work best for you or to help answer any questions that you may have.