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 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:
WE CAN HELP WITH…
We regularly speak at churches and at events on living out the Gospel in a post-Christian culture.
We create resources to assist church leaders and committed Christians in transforming their community and the public square.
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.
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