“The Apostle Paul lamented the religious people of his day who were zealous for God, but whose zeal was actually leading them astray because it was founded on ignorance rather than knowledge. In much the same way, many Christians today love an idea of the church, but an idea that is wrong because it is not founded on truth. These excellent resources will grow your love for the church because they will grow your knowledge of the church—her nature, her authority, her purpose, and her worship. They will give you the knowledge you may lack, the knowledge you need, to understand why the church is central to God’s purposes in the world and, therefore, central to the Christian life.”
The documentary, book, and video lessons are designed to help you learn about the true nature of the church and how it is intended to function. The more we understand this, the more we will love the church. The more we learn how the church aids our faith and brings glory to God, the more we will thank God for the church.
The church is truly the most glorious thing under heaven, for it is the communion of the saints, the pillar and ground of truth, household of God, and the bride of Christ. Join us as we explore over 2,000 years of church history, from its first-century foundations in Ancient Israel to its global presence today.
Gregg Allison, Voddie Baucham, Josh Buice, Mark Dever, Salvador Gomez, Jeffrey Johnson, Steven Lawson, Robert Letham, Anthony Mathenia, Tom Nettles, Michael Reeves, John Snyder, Owen Strachan, Sam Waldron, Jeremy Walker, and Paul Washer.
This project is divided into two halves. The first, The Church: Pillar and Ground of Truth. The Church: Pillar and Ground of Truth is a feature-length documentary (01:45:00) with an accompanying book by the same title. The other half is the study The Church: Her Nature, Authority, Purpose, and Worship. This 12-session video lesson (20-25 minutes) and accompanying book are designed to help your church or small group dive deeper into the themes and realities presented in the film.