Member's Handbook for the Worship track of Gospel Shaped Church from The Gospel Coalition, exploring how a church should be a worshipping community.
Part of the Gospel Shaped Church series.
Gospel Shaped Church is a curriculum from 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 seven-week whole-church curriculum explores what it means to be a worshiping community. The Member's Handbook contains everything you need to be a participant in this flexible course.
Christians are people who have discovered that the one true object of our worship is the God who has revealed himself in and through Jesus Christ. For most believers, worship is what happens for an hour on Sunday morning as we sing and pray together. But the Bible reveals a much bigger vision for what worship really is and how it should shape our lives.
So what exactly is worship? What should we be doing when we meet together for “church” on Sundays? And how does that connect with what we do the rest of the week? As we search the scriptures together we will discover that true worship is more than this—it is to encompass the whole of life. This engaging and flexible resource will challenge us to worship God every day of the week, with all our heart, mind, soul and strength.
This comprehensive handbook contains discussion questions for the main teaching sessions, daily devotionals, Bible study materials, and space for you to record your thoughts, prayers and ideas as you work through the material with your church.
Preface by Don Carson and Tim Keller
1. What is worship?
2. The centre of worship
3. The primary place of God's word
4. The worship gathering
5. The church's prayer life
6. Developing a culture of grace in church
7. "Going to church"
|Jared C. Wilson
|No. of studies
|The Good Book Company
"Churches called into existence by the gospel should also be shaped by the gospel in their everyday life."
- Don Carson and Tim Keller
This is part of the five-track Gospel Shaped Church curriculum developed with The Gospel Coalition from its ministry aims. The full range is:
• Gospel Shaped Worship
• Gospel Shaped Outreach
• Gospel Shaped Living
• Gospel Shaped Work
• Gospel Shaped Mercy
"The Gospel Coalition believes in the priority of the local church, and that the local church is the best place to discuss these five ministry drivers and decide how to integrate them into life and mission. So, while being clear on the biblical principles, these resources give space to consider what a genuine expression of a gospel-shaped church looks like for you in the place God has put you, and with the people he has gathered into fellowship with you."
- Don Carson and Tim Keller