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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Podcast:

#104 The Call to Public Life with Pastor Micah Beckwith

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#96 How to Impact Jail Overcrowding with Representative Randy Frye

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#95 What Would You Say? with Joseph Backholm

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