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Gospel Life


At Corydon Baptist Church, we talk a lot about “doing gospel life together.”  This is more than just a catchy phrase for us.  It is the way we capture the essence of what it means to be the family of God in Christ – the Church!  There is simply no way for us to be a biblical New Testament Church apart from sharing our lives with one another (see Acts 2:41-47; 4:32-35).  Everywhere you look in the New Testament, God is telling His people to do face-to-face life together in order to show off His glory in the Gospel of Christ (Matthew 18:15-18; 1 Corinthians 12; Galatians 6; Ephesians 4; James 5; 1 Peter 4; 3 John).  Every Christian needs to make disciples and to submit to being discipled!  Every Christian needs the love and discipline of a gospel-centered, Christ-exalting family!  We must take seriously our Lord’s command to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called” (Eph 4:1).  This is why we strongly encourage every believer who covenants together with us at CBC to “do gospel life together.”  And we have two primary avenues for accomplishing this calling:

Gospel Life Groups

GLGs consist of 15-20 people and are led by qualified Bible teachers under the leadership of the Pastors, or by the Pastors themselves.  These groups meet during our Sunday morning Bible Study Hour (9:30-10:30).  GLGs commit to in-depth Bible study, as well as confessional accountability and powerful praying.  While a few groups still meet in homes, we have found the Sunday School hour to be tailor-made for this effort.  While adults learn to love the Word and one another, children and teens are also being taught by faithful, qualified Bible teachers in their own classes.  

GLG members rotate through a series of 6 month studies designed to equip them as saints of God for Christ-centered, Gospel-driven ministry in the church, in the community and in the far-reaches of the world.  Courses of study include:
  • Bible 101: What is the Bible?  How Did We Get It?  Can it be trusted?  How do We Read It?  How Can We Defend and Disperse It to the Nations?  
  • Systematic Theology: What does the Bible teach about God, Mankind, Sin, Salvation, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Growth in Holiness, the Church, and the End of This Present Age?  
  • Marriage & Parenting God's Way
  • Grow in Holiness: Sanctification God's Way
  • Evangelism & Missions
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • How to Love Your Church Well
  • The Course of Your Life: Living on Mission With Christ
Ultimately, our hope is that your participation in a Gospel Life Group will propel you to engage in even more regular, personal, intimate discipleship with another brother or sister in Christ.  We call this a Disciple-Making Disciple Group (DMD).  Read on!

Disciple-Making Disciples

DMDs – gender-specific groups of two or three people committed to reading the Bible together, praying together, and mutual confessional accountability.    These groups are aimed at equipping every church member to be about the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ.  DMDs can meet just about anywhere and anytime, but the goal is for each group to meet at least every other week.

As you can see, fancy curricula is not often used in our disciple-making process.  This is true regardless of whether you are in a Sunday School class or sitting in a coffee shop DMD.  To be sure, we do sometimes employ good, gospel-centered curricula from ministries such as: Desiring God, The Gospel Story Curriculum, New Tribes Mission, or Matthias Media.  But our heart and soul here at CBC is to teach and read and learn from open Bibles.  We believe nobody has yet invented a curricula as good as God's Word!