Equipping the Church to be Bold

Outside Its Walls

Our goal is to see the Gospel-preaching Church boldly proclaiming and living out the power of the Gospel every day everywhere.

The Problem

Every church leader we’ve met deeply desires to be part of an outwardly focused church that has significant Gospel impact outside its walls (Matt. 5:16). But, there are often internal obstacles (such as apathy, a bit of fear and lack of practical strategies) and external obstacles (such as legal restrictions and cultural pressure) that frustrate leaders and prevent ministries from maximizing their Gospel impact in their community.

THE PLAN

One:

Equip Church Leaders

We live in a time of mega-change that presents significant opportunities to your church. Bold, effective leaders master three keys skills: legal information, practical apologetics and public life.

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Two:

Equip the Church Itself

Equip your church to increase its Gospel impact outside its walls by building or strengthening a church culture that values outward focus and by equipping your church with critical skills.

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Three:

Have a Large Impact

Lead your church to significant impact by identifying bridges into your community, identifying problems in your community and working strategically to solve those problems with a focus on the Gospel.

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We Can Help You With…

Speaking

We regularly speak at ministry events and in churches on increasing the Church’s impact outside its walls.

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Bold Church Weekend

The Bold Church Podcast equips church leaders to lead churches that have significant Gospel impact.

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Legal Partnerships

We partner with ministries so they can confidently focus on reaching their ministry goals.

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

The Bold Christian

Are you confidently proclaiming the Gospel and living it out in every area of your life? In our ebook, The Bold Christian, we’ll walk you through three steps to maximum Gospel impact.

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The Bold Church

Is your church confidently and effectively reaching its full ministry potential in changing times? In our free ebook, The Bold Church, we’ll walk you through three steps to maximum Gospel impact.

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The Latest
Here are our latest blog posts and podcast episodes:
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A Double Take on Wedding Cakes

When the Masterpiece Cakeshop case first developed in 2012 and when similar claims arose from florists and other creative professionals around the country (including the 111 Cakery in my home state of Indiana), broader culture responded with white-hot indignation and...

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Staying in the Lines of the Parking Lot Tax

Staying in the Lines of the Parking Lot Tax

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Podcast:

How to Solve Jail Overcrowding with Representative Randy Frye

Jail overcrowding is an issue that appears insignificant at first glance. However, individuals incarcerated by the state for alleged crimes and actual crimes are human beings with inherent dignity. And, for health and safety reasons, they should not be stuffed into...

#95 What Would You Say? with Joseph Backholm

Culture is changing at warp speed, and many Christians are uncertain how to answer many of culture's toughest questions. Well, we have some good news. Today, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview is launching a new video series titled "What Would You Say?"...

#94 How to Impact the Foster Care Crisis with Doug Weinberg

James 1:27 reminds us that, "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction..." Therefore, we should deeply care about orphans and about children in foster care. On any given day, more than...

#93 Introducing The Good Citizen Podcast

Today, we are officially rebranding The Bold Church Podcast to (drumroll, please) The Good Citizen Podcast, a podcast designed to equip church leaders and other committed Christians to be gospel-centered citizens in post-Christian America! Quick housekeeping matter:...

#92 Remember Your Ruler: 3 Reminders for a New School Year

We're back from our summer break! And, don't miss next week's episode because we will be announcing an exciting change to the podcast! Now, back to this episode! Most students around the country are headed back to school or have already started classes. And, these...

#91 3 Lessons from Platt’s Prayer for the President

Two quick housekeeping matters: (1) The Bold Church Podcast is going on summer break so we can retool and rebrand for the fall! (2) Josh has joined the Daniel Initiative, a new Gospel-centered effort to build relationships with elected officials and impact public...

#90 Changing the Spiritual Temperature at the Iowa Capitol with Greg Baker

CBN recently ran a story titled "'Spiritual Temperature' at Iowa State Capitol 'At an All-Time High' as Pastors Pray with Lawmakers," which highlighted the Church Ambassador Network (CAN) (a ministry of The (Iowa) Family Leader) and especially the work of Greg Baker....

#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...

#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...

#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...
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