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:
Podcast:

#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 life...

#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 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...
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