One of the most interesting projects going in small group curriculum is The Gospel Project. With Ed Stetzer as General Editor and Trevin Wax as Managing Editor, there is a commitment to some very high standards. At the same time, the advisory council for this project is quite a group. Matt Chandler, James MacDonald, and J.D. Greear are just a few of the names you’ll recognize.
“A Christ-centered curriculum that examines the grand narrative of Scripture and how the gospel transforms the lives of those it touches,” it offers a three-year plan of study that provides a true church-wide solution. With available curriculum for adults, students, and kids, this study is designed to unify an entire congregation with a single conversation. It can also be used by individual adult groups.
A very important underlying aspect to this ground-breaking curriculum is its proclamation that when you tie together the stories, the poetry, history, codes of law and civilization, songs, prophecy, letters — even a love letter — “you end up with something remarkable. A story is revealed. One story. The story of redemption through Jesus.”
The part of The Gospel Project that grabbed my attention when I first saw it was the available leader training. Delivered in part with weekly video updates, the real-time training resources provides an exciting development. You can get a taste of the training resource right here. You can see a lot more in this recent Ed Stetzer blog post.
Launching right now, you can sign up for the pilot program and get the first month for free! That’s full access to the entire first month of every adult, student and kid resource. Your only commitment? Tell LifeWay what you think!
I’ve been intrigued by this project from its very beginning. Imagine what it would mean to your congregation if everyone came away with a clearer understanding of the gospel? Think about what it would mean to the members of small groups if they saw for the first time how everything in the Bible points to Jesus Christ.