I’ve just started to crack into Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson and Eric Geiger’s new book, Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church (B&H Publishing) and it looks to be nothing if not challenging.
The Church cannot have anything but the gospel at its center—if it does, it’s not the Church:
Our churches must be fully centered on Jesus and His work, or else death and emptiness is certain, regardless of the worship style or sermon series. Without the gospel, everything in a church is meaningless. And dead.
Creature of the Word looks at the gospel as the centerpiece of the Church—what every aspect of our ministry must be consumed by—and outlines practically how church leaders can maintain the centrality of the gospel. Check out the trailer:
I’m pretty excited to see how this book impacts its readers—and I want to give you a chance to read it.
Courtesy of my friends at LIfeway, I’ve got three copies of the book to give away, and each copy comes with a bonus:
Chandler, Patterson and Geiger will each teach on a different topic from the book and will answer viewer questions at the end of the simulcast.
So here’s what we’re going to do:
I want to know how you and/or your church is striving to make everything it does about Jesus. What’s something that’s happened in your context that’s been really encouraging in this area?
To enter, use the handy-dandy PunchTab widget on the page:
Contest ends on Saturday, October 13 at 5 pm (ET). Hope you enjoy the book!