The Gospel Coalition

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The Gospel Coalition

We are a fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures. We have become deeply concerned about some movements within traditional evangelicalism that seem to be diminishing the church’s life and leading us away from our historic beliefs and practices. On the one hand, we are troubled by the idolatry of personal consumerism and the politicization of faith; on the other hand, we are distressed by the unchallenged acceptance of theological and moral relativism. These movements have led to the easy abandonment of both biblical truth and the transformed living mandated by our historic faith. We not only hear of these influences, we see their effects. We have committed ourselves to invigorating churches with new hope and compelling joy based on the promises received by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. We believe that in many evangelical churches a deep and broad consensus exists regarding the truths of the gospel. Yet we often see the celebration of our union with Christ replaced by the age-old attractions of power and affluence, or by monastic retreats into ritual, liturgy, and sacrament. What replaces the gospel will never promote a mission-hearted faith anchored in enduring truth working itself out in unashamed discipleship eager to stand the tests of kingdom-calling and sacrifice. We desire to advance along the King’s highway, always aiming to provide gospel advocacy, encouragement, and education so that current- and next-generation church leaders are better equipped to fuel their ministries with principles and practices that glorify the Savior and do good to those for whom he shed his life’s blood. We want to generate a unified effort among all peoples—an effort that is zealous to honor Christ and multiply his disciples, joining in a true coalition for Jesus. Such a biblically grounded and united mission is the only enduring future for the church. This reality compels us to stand with others who are stirred by the conviction that the mercy of God in Jesus Christ is our only hope of eternal salvation. We desire to champion this gospel with clarity, compassion, courage, and joy—gladly linking hearts with fellow believers across denominational, ethnic, and class lines. Our desire is to serve the church we love by inviting all of our brothers and sisters to join us in an effort to renew the contemporary church in the ancient gospel of Christ so that we truly speak and live for him in a way that clearly communicates to our age. We intend to do this through the ordinary means of his grace: prayer, the ministry of the Word, baptism and the Lord’s supper, and the fellowship of the saints. We yearn to work with all who, in addition to embracing the confession and vision set out here, seek the lordship of Christ over the whole of life with unabashed hope in the power of the Holy Spirit to transform individuals, communities, and cultures. You will find attached both our Confessional Statement and our Theological Vision for Ministry—a vision rooted in the Scriptures and centered on the gospel.

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Pete Hughes
Jun 04 2017, 11:24
On Pentecost Sunday, Pete Hughes calls us to wake up and be the hands and feet of Jesus, as we seek to serve God’s purpose to make all things new.
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Jon Carter
May 28 2017, 13:00
Continuing our series ‘The True Image Revealed’ – a teaching series on the 7 signs & 7 ‘I am’ sayings from John’s Gospel – Jon Carter explores what Jesus means when he says “I am the Resurrection and the Life”, and how his offer of fullness of life isn’t just a distant promise but available as a present reality.  
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Pete Hughes
May 21 2017, 13:00
Continuing our series ‘The True Image Revealed’ – a teaching series on the 7 signs & 7 ‘I am’ sayings from John’s Gospel – Pete Hughes looks at what Jesus means when he says “I am the Gate”, and how only God can take our greatest pain and turn it into something beautiful.
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Pete Hughes
May 14 2017, 16:47
Pete Hughes continues our series ‘The True Image Revealed’ – a look at the seven signs and seven ‘I am’ sayings in John’s Gospel. Download the slides for the talk here: The True Image Revealed – I am the Bread of Life
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Jon Carter
May 07 2017, 11:31
Jon Carter explores what Jesus means when he says “I am the True Vine”, and what this says about the character of God and the nature of his love for us, as we continue our series ‘The True Image Revealed’.
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