Seeing Things in a New Way
Our office had to move recently because the ministry from whom we rent space moved. The move was only five minutes from our previous location, but it has made me see things in a whole new way. Just a five-minute shift, and I have to stop and think how to get to all those familiar places that I used to travel to almost on autopilot. Now I have to stop and think about my trips because I have a new starting point.
The recently released Life|Explored course helps people see things in a whole new way. Using the power of story, the way the prophet Nathan used a story to help King David move past his denial and admit his sin and guilt after his adultery with Bathsheba, Life|Explored helps people see what they have been trusting to bring them happiness in life. A new vantage point helps people recognize their idols that they have been relying on, but that can’t deliver what they promise. Life|Explored then points people to the only true God, the God of the Bible.
Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist church, likes the “Creative format” and “Beautiful cinematography” of Life|Explored. He commends it as a “Faithful and fresh gospel presentation. I wish I could share the gospel as well as they do!"
If you live near any of the host venues of a Life|Explored launch event, come and learn what this innovative new course is all about.
Life|Explored [Launch Tour]
We've enjoyed connecting with many of you on our Life|Explored tour as we celebrate the launch of this exciting course. There are still opportunities around the United States during October and November for you to come to an event.
The Life|Explored tour seeks to:
Explore some of the reasons why evangelism fails to connect in our culture, and what we can do about it
Discover the way story can transform our evangelism, teaching, and preaching
Uncover the biblical theme of idolatry - a key element of Life|Explored - and the way it relates to our lives.
The event will be hosted by author and co-presenter, Barry Cooper
October 18 - Massachusetts
- Hope Christian Church, Winchester
October 20 - Maryland
- Presbyterian Church of the Atonement, Silver Spring
October 22 - Pennsylvania
- Crossway Church, Millersville
October 29 - Los Angeles Area
- Northpoint Church, Corona, California
November 12 - Michigan
- University Reformed Church
November 14 - Florida
- Willow Creek Church, Orlando
November 16 - Delaware
- Faith Presbyterian Church, Wilmington
November 17 - Connecticut
- Grace Church of Greenwich, Greenwich
Session 1: The Good God [Commentary]
Barry Cooper and Nate Morgan Locke discuss the big idea behind Session 1 of Life|Explored.
We will be posting more Life|Explored session commentaries in the Leader's Area on our website. We encourage all Life|Explored course leaders to register their course to gain access to these extra resources.
Connecting the Gospel with People in Today's Culture [Save the Date]
We're excited to share upcoming dates for our next North America annual conference coming up on March 24-26, 2017
. Rico Tice and Barry Cooper will be our featured speakers.
Countryside Community Church in Sherwood, Oregon, has kindly offered to host us.
Please make a note of the dates - we hope you will be able to join us as we discuss how to engage with today's culture. More details will be posted on our website and in our December newsletter.
We're excited to welcome 150 new Christianity Explored courses around the United States and Canada so far this year!
Tim Culling, Associate Pastor at Grace Community Church of Seal Beach is currently running a Christianity Explored course for the very first time.
"We wanted something that was gospel-centered and very accessible for those who were curious about Christianity. This is it!
About a month before our start date, we had a wonderful Training Day led by Kevin Allen, Regional Director. Getting an overview of the course, having many of our questions answered, as well as running through a mock session really helped prepare us to run a great course.
Our first week, we had 26 in attendance. Weeks 2 and 3, we grew to 35. The numbers are far less important than the life-change, but numbers have names and so we’re thankful to God for the group He has brought together Thursday nights at 6:30! We hope to offer the course a couple times a year and trust that God will expand our reach as we do."
Please contact us here
if you'd like a bit of help getting Christianity Explored started in your church.
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Our New Address
The Christianity Explored North America office has moved.
918 South Pleasantburg Dr, Suite 018
Greenville, SC 29607