If God had it His way, what would your church look like? The New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love challenges readers to be the Church as God intends. Do you want more from your church experience? Does the pure gospel put you in a place of awe? Are you ready to rethink church as you know it? Sit with Pastor Francis Chan and be reminded that you are a part of something much bigger than yourself, something sacred. In his most powerful book yet, Chan digs deep into biblical truth, reflects on his own failures and dreams, and shares stories of ordinary people God is using to change the world. Chan says, “We’ve strayed so far from what God calls Church. We all know it. We know that ...
BASIC.We Are ChurchA Small Group ExperienceFRANCIS CHAN In this bold new interactive 9-session small group study, Francis Chan takes on the practical aspects of the church, distilling the reality of God's design for the church into foundational truths that will challenge Christians to become the church described in Scripture. Features the final four BASIC films on DVD, each enhanced with two exclusive study sessions found only in this small group experience.· BASIC.Fellowship DVD· BASIC.Teaching DVD· BASIC.Prayer DVD· BASIC.Communion DVD· Six (6) We Are Church Follower's Guides, corresponding to the interactive DVD studies· Resource DVD with video clips, trailers, and poster for church use, sermon outlines for pastors, tips for leaders, and more.
What does God want for His Church? For your church? Building on each of the nine chapters of his latest book, Letters to the Church, Francis Chan urges Christ-followers to ask honest questions about the structure and values of our churches; study God’s commands for the body of Christ; pray in expectation of the Spirit’s power; and get excited about doing whatever it takes to be the Church God desires. Journey with those around you—in your community, your church, or your small group—and take intentional steps toward living out the biblical principles that fueled a world-changing movement. Don’t settle for just going to church. Be the Church. With the Letters to the Church Study Guide, be challenged and guided to passionately pursue Christ and His magnificent, beautiful vision for His Bride. Designed to be used with the Letters to the Church Video Series (available separately).
Revised & Updated Edition! God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it? It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong. Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything. Learn more about Crazy Love at www.crazylovebook.com.
What does God want for His Church? For your church? With the Letters to the Church Study Guide, be challenged and guided to passionately pursue Christ and His magnificent, beautiful vision for His Bride.
What does the Church really look like? What is it that God wants for His Church? The Letters to the ChurchVideo Series walks with this generation, showing what it can look like to be the Church God desires. Join Francis as he takes you on a journey through the chapters of Letters to the Church, hear his heart for the Bride of Christ, and join him as he leans in to God's desire for the Church. You'll also see first-hand stories of transformation and be encouraged that you too can pursue God's heart for His Church. See the difference you can make, right where you are.
En una de sus más poderosas obras, el pastor Francis Chan profundiza en las verdades bíblicas, reflexiona sobre sus propios sueños y fracasos, y comparte historias de gente común que Dios está usando para cambiar el mundo. Chan lo expresa diciendo: «Sabemos que nos hemos alejado de lo que Dios llama Iglesia. Sabemos que lo que experimentamos en la actualidad como Iglesia es radicalmente diferente a lo que las Escrituras relatan sobre la misma. Por décadas, líderes como yo, hemos perdido de vista el misterio intrínseco de la Iglesia. Hemos entrenado a la gente en las bancas a volverse adictos a cosas menos importantes. Es tiempo de cambio». Cuando Jesús regrese, ¿nos encontrará cuidando de su novia más que a nosotros mismos?. Cartas a la Iglesia nos recuerda lo poderosa y gloriosa que fue la Iglesia en algún momento… y nos desafía a volver a ser esa Iglesia, la que Dios deseó desde el principio.
Jesus gave his followers a command: “Follow me.” And a promise: “And I will equip you to find others to follow me.” We were made to make disciples. Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings, Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus’s ministry. Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with an online video at www.multiplymovement.com, where New York Times bestselling author David Platt joins Francis in guiding you through each part of Multiply. One plus one plus one. Every copy of Multiply is designed to do what Jesus did: make disciples who make disciples who make disciples…. Until the world knows the truth of Jesus Christ.
Enhance your study of Francis Chan's latest book with the Letters to the Church Video Series. This resource includes nine 5-9-minute teaching sessions featuring Pastor Francis Chan. Designed to complement the Letters to the Church Study Guide, this series also includes access to a documentary, highlighting a collection of stories from members of We Are Church. Based in San Francisco, these members reveal what their experiences have been as they strive to live out the values of the Church as revealed in God's Word. Encourage and challenge one another in your small group, church, or community as you hear about these values and attributes of the body of Christ: Respecting the sacred Supernatural love and unity Spiritual gifts for service Discipleship and community The access link for the documentary is included.
How could a loving God send people to hell? Will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven? With a humble respect for God's Word, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle address the deepest questions you have about eternal destiny. They've asked the same questions. Like you, sometimes they just don't want to believe in hell. But as they write, "We cannot afford to be wrong on this issue." This is not a book about who is saying what. It's a book about what God says. It's not a book about impersonal theological issues. It's a book about people who God loves. It's not a book about arguments, doctrine, or being right. It's a book about the character of God. Erasing Hell will immerse you in the truth of Scripture as, together with the authors, you find not only the truth but the courage to live it out.