There's a big problem within America's churches: The attendees are Bible believers, but many aren't actually Bible readers. To combat this and get more FBC Hamilton members focused on reading the Bible, we will participate in a three-year plan called the Gospel Project.
The Gospel Project is published by LifeWay and provides chronological, Christ-centered Bible studies for the entire church family. All ages. It's already been used in FBC Hamilton's children's ministry for a couple of years. Now, it will be a church-wide effort.
Pastor Dan Clemens wrote in his most recent Courier article that the studies are age-appropriate and easy to teach. They align by Scripture to help the entire congregation grow in the gospel together. He suggests small groups and families look at the weekly scriptures together and discuss them. The same schedule will be followed across the whole church. This includes Sunday School and the Sunday worship services, Wednesday night activities — everything.
The Gospel Project at FBC Hamilton starts Aug. 18. But before that, Pastor Clemens and Pastor Chris Osterbrock will preach "How the Story Ends: Revelation" from July 7 to Aug. 4. It's reading the end of a story first!
On Aug. 11, Pastor Clemens will preach an intro message to The Gospel Project. The Aug. 18 launch is titled, "God Created Everything, God's Good World."
There will be lots of meetings with leaders and teachers this summer. One of the meetings is after the 11 a.m. service on June 23 in Room 200. They are encouraged to go online to www.gospelproject.com ahead of the meeting to get a preview.
Have questions? See Pastors Dan Clemens and Chris Osterbrock or Katie Simpson and Claire Metzger.