References:No concern is more vital to the church than the Gospel itself, the life-changing message of Christ that inspires worship, equips for service, enables fellowship, and compels outreach. "You will be my witnesses," said Jesus..."Go and make disciples of all peoples." While owing its very existence to the Gospel, the Church can be easily distracted from this fundamental calling. In keeping with this year's theme, "Evangelism In and Through the Local Church," conference addresses, question-answer sessions, and Bible expositions emphasized that the Gospel is less than a project or program and more the very heartbeat of a living church. The speakers expressed that the Gospel is not for unbelievers alone, but meant to engage the hearts and minds of believers as well.
Everything we think, say, and do reflects our worldview. Whether we realize it or not, basic beliefs about God, humanity, history, and the future inevitably shape how we live.
Philip Ryken, prolific author and president of Wheaton College, explains the distinguishing marks of the Christian worldview, helping us to engage thoughtfully with our increasingly pluralistic society. Based on the notion that ideas have consequences, this accessible resource will help you see life’s “big picture” by equipping you with a well-reasoned framework of Christian beliefs and convictions.