#89 The Future of Christian Education

The task of discipling the next generation in the Christian faith is a critical and increasingly complex one. In this episode, I address the purpose, obstacles and goal of Christian education in changing times. Here is a list of potential goals for educational systems...

#88 Artificial Intelligence, Gender Identity and other Tough Questions with Dr. Evan Lenow

Church leaders and other committed Christians now face a series of complex and culturally sensitive questions that would have been inconceivable to Christians a hundred years ago. So, how should we navigate these questions without losing our confidence or jeopardizing...

#87 Don’t Worship the Donkey

Christians across the world are celebrating Easter this weekend. Because of this, I wanted to share a really, really profound insight about Easter (so profound that you should be prepared to comment with a "mind-blown" emoji). Here it is: Easter is a supernatural...

#86 The Equality Act: 3 Things You Should Know

The Equality Act (H.R.5) is (at the time of the publication of this episode) in committee in the U.S House of Representatives. For a full description and the text of the bill, click here. Here are 3 things that church leaders and other committed Christians should know...

#85 How to Evict Homelessness from Your Community with Brenna and Vinal Lee

Homelessness is the root cause of many other problems in our communities. For example, homelessness can cause health issues and drug addiction and is a driving force in the foster care crisis (parents who have their children removed by a court are generally required...

#84 How to Have Texas-Sized Community Impact with Robby Greene

You've heard the phrase, "Everything's bigger in Texas." Well, the church highlighted in this episode is making a Texas-sized and, more importantly, cross-shaped difference in its community! In this interview with Robby Greene of Lavon Drive Baptist Church in Garland,...

#83 5 Lessons from Patrick of Ireland

Do you keep an old sermon tape or sermon file around? You know, the one that God used to speak to your heart in a tough time or to provide direction in a critical decision? As you know, there are some sermons that are just timeless. Well, here's a sermon like that....

#82 Is Evangelism Wrong in a Diverse Society? with Ben Schettler, Part 2

In a recent poll, half of Millennials who consider themselves practicing Christians agreed with this statement: "It is wrong to share one's personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith." Though polling is...

#81 Is Evangelism Wrong in a Diverse Society? with Ben Schettler, Part 1

In a recent poll, half of Millennials who consider themselves practicing Christians agreed with this statement: "It is wrong to share one's personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith." Though polling is...

#80 The Sex Abuse Crisis and How to Respond

I was devastated when I read the Fort Worth Star Telegram and Houston Chronicle multi-part investigations into sex abuse (and the failure to report it) in the independent Baptist movement and the Southern Baptist Convention. These sex abuse...

THE GOAL:

Hi, I’m Josh Hershberger, an attorney, minister and speaker. I started BCI to challenge and equip church leaders and other committed Christians to confidently live out their faith in their local communities and the public square. The goal? To transform those communities and the nation through the power of the Gospel. 

THE PROBLEM

The church, as a movement of believers, is in a complex and critical moment. We’ve tried withdrawal from culture (1920s to about the 1970s), and we’ve tried culture warring motivated by fear and self-preservation (about the 1970s to the present). Neither has worked. 

Many church leaders and committed Christians have identified a third way: living out the Gospel in their communities and the public square with the goal of making disciples and promoting the common good (Jer. 29; Matt. 5:16). 

This is a great (and Biblical) idea, but it raises a great question: How exactly do we do that in a post-Christian culture?

BCI exists to provide these “common good” churches and Christians with the ideas, examples and resources they need to transform their communities and, collectively, the nation, through the power of the Gospel. Here’s the plan: 

THE PLAN

Step #1:

Reimagine Your   Role 

Think through the church’s four roles in a community and determine to live them out.

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Step #2:

Develop Legal Confidence

Stay current on relevant legal standards so you can confidently impact your community.

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Step#3:

Master Public Apologetics

Master the skill of persuasively sharing Christian truth in public life.

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Step #4:

Solve Community Problems

Strategically identify and work to solve your community’s worst problems.

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Step #5:

Master Christian Citizenship

Seek the common good in the public square by practicing gospel-centered citizenship.

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WE CAN HELP WITH…

Speaking

We regularly speak at churches and at events on living out the Gospel in a post-Christian culture.

Resources

We create resources to assist church leaders and committed Christians in transforming their community and the public square.

Legal Partnerships

We legally partner with ministries so they can confidently focus on impacting their communities.

Download an E-Book we’ve written for you.

The Bold Christian

Do you, as a committed Christian, want to make a significant difference in the life of your city or neighborhood? In this ebook, The Bold Christian, we’ll walk you through five steps to effectively living out the Gospel in your sphere of influence.

The Bold Church

Do you, as a church leader, want to maximize your influence and your church’s impact in your community? In this ebook, The Bold Church, we’ll walk you through five steps to maximum Gospel impact in your community and the public square.

THE LATEST

Here are our latest blog posts and podcast episodes:

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#89 The Future of Christian Education

The task of discipling the next generation in the Christian faith is a critical and increasingly complex one. In this episode, I address the purpose, obstacles and goal of Christian education in changing times. Here is a list of potential goals for educational systems...

#88 Artificial Intelligence, Gender Identity and other Tough Questions with Dr. Evan Lenow

Church leaders and other committed Christians now face a series of complex and culturally sensitive questions that would have been inconceivable to Christians a hundred years ago. So, how should we navigate these questions without losing our confidence or jeopardizing...

#87 Don’t Worship the Donkey

Christians across the world are celebrating Easter this weekend. Because of this, I wanted to share a really, really profound insight about Easter (so profound that you should be prepared to comment with a "mind-blown" emoji). Here it is: Easter is a supernatural...

#86 The Equality Act: 3 Things You Should Know

The Equality Act (H.R.5) is (at the time of the publication of this episode) in committee in the U.S House of Representatives. For a full description and the text of the bill, click here. Here are 3 things that church leaders and other committed Christians should know...

#85 How to Evict Homelessness from Your Community with Brenna and Vinal Lee

Homelessness is the root cause of many other problems in our communities. For example, homelessness can cause health issues and drug addiction and is a driving force in the foster care crisis (parents who have their children removed by a court are generally required...

#84 How to Have Texas-Sized Community Impact with Robby Greene

You've heard the phrase, "Everything's bigger in Texas." Well, the church highlighted in this episode is making a Texas-sized and, more importantly, cross-shaped difference in its community! In this interview with Robby Greene of Lavon Drive Baptist Church in Garland,...

#83 5 Lessons from Patrick of Ireland

Do you keep an old sermon tape or sermon file around? You know, the one that God used to speak to your heart in a tough time or to provide direction in a critical decision? As you know, there are some sermons that are just timeless. Well, here's a sermon like that....

#82 Is Evangelism Wrong in a Diverse Society? with Ben Schettler, Part 2

In a recent poll, half of Millennials who consider themselves practicing Christians agreed with this statement: "It is wrong to share one's personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith." Though polling is...

#81 Is Evangelism Wrong in a Diverse Society? with Ben Schettler, Part 1

In a recent poll, half of Millennials who consider themselves practicing Christians agreed with this statement: "It is wrong to share one's personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith." Though polling is...

#80 The Sex Abuse Crisis and How to Respond

I was devastated when I read the Fort Worth Star Telegram and Houston Chronicle multi-part investigations into sex abuse (and the failure to report it) in the independent Baptist movement and the Southern Baptist Convention. These sex abuse...

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