Gospel Shaped Worship
“Gospel Shaped Church” is a new 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 Leader Kit contains everything you need to evaluate and start up this flexible course in your church.
At each and every moment of our lives, we are all living in a way that “gives worth” to something. For many people, their ideas of worth are centered on themselves, their family or their job. But for those who have discovered the grace of God in Jesus Christ a massive change has taken place. By the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we are enabled to start worshiping the one true God instead of the many false Gods we fill our lives with.
What is true for us as individuals is true for us as a gathered community of God’s people. We discover in the Bible that a church that is centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ will be shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ. And a church shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ will see that its true service of worship is conducted both inside the formal gathering of believers and outside it as well.
This flexible resource will train your whole church through teaching, preaching, daily reading and small-group Bible study and discussion—or any combination of those elements. The overall aim is that your church will embark on a journey to discover the kind of people they should be as they are shaped by the gospel of Jesus Christ.