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Sovereign Grace Churches Statement to Christianity Today


On Monday, March 19, 2018, Christianity Today contacted Sovereign Grace Churches to inform us that they were planning to post an online editorial asking us to do an independent investigation regarding past allegations of sexual abuse made in a 2012 civil lawsuit that involved two former churches. On February 13 we posted this statement providing details of these allegatio...

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Dr. Douglas Moo Returns to the Pastors College


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Douglas Moo is scheduled to return to the Pastors College December 11-14, 2018. He will be teaching a course entitled “Paul for Pastors.” The course will focus on the theology of Paul, including both its substance and its implications for pastors and the churches they serve. Dr. Moo is currently writing a...

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A Response to Allegations Against Sovereign Grace Churches


Over the past several days, Rachael Denhollander has twice raised allegations—first in an interview in Christianity Today (CT) and then in a Facebook post—concerning Sovereign Grace Churches (SGC) and its handling of sexual abuse cases. Over the past few years, we have regularly shared details on these matters privately with those who have approached us in good...

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Sovereign Grace Churches Response to Christianity Today Article


On January 31, 2018, Sovereign Grace Churches became aware of an article published that same day in Christianity Today. The article is an interview with Rachael Denhollander. Rachael was the first to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, and her testimony was instrumental in drawing attention to the horrific crimes he committed. We thank God for Rachael’s cou...

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Significant Books for Pastors in 2017


“Real reading of real books, reading designed to augment the reader’s creative strength, never loses it power.” Wise words from David Mikics, who wrote Slow Reading In a Hurried Age to help us slow down and reap the rewards that careful reading brings. My focus in this post is “real books” for pastors—not necessarily “best books&rd...

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Repeat the Sounding Joy


I remember the first time I heard “Joy to the World.” I don’t mean the very first time. After all, it’s such a popular Christmas carol it’s hard to have not heard some recording of it if you live in the Western world. And I grew up in church, so I went from garbling the words as a young child to singing them accurately but mindlessly as a youn...

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Remembering R.C. Sproul


The first time I met R.C. Sproul, I was nervous. Like so many, I had been deeply and profoundly affected by his book The Holiness of God. I have vivid memories of where I was the first time I read it. I was overcome. Tears streamed down my face. I was so affected that not long after, I announced to the church I was serving that we would embark on a new sermon series u...

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Celebrating 20 Years: 4th Quarter Mission Fund Video


There are moments that need to be marked and celebrated because they capture something distinctive, not unique, but distinctive about our family of churches. Our first Sovereign Grace Pastors College class was convened in September 1997. Yes, that's right, 20 years ago a context was created to intentionally train and equip our pastors. I think you will agree; this is a mom...

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Pray Unceasingly


Our mission in Sovereign Grace is to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ by planting and strengthening churches throughout the world for the glory of God. It’s not a unique mission, but it’s our mission, and to fulfill it we need God’s strength, wisdom, provision, and help. Therefore, to fulfill the mission that Jesus gave us, we must pray as Jesus prayed....

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3rd Quarter Mission Video


At times it's good to be reminded of why we exist as a family of churches. We exist to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ by planting and strengthening churches throughout the world for the glory of God. But we do that together, as a family of churches. In John 13:35 Jesus says, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one anothe...

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