Most good curriculum for churches isn’t free, and most free curriculum isn’t particularly good—but, once in a while, someone produces a curriculum that’s both good and free. That’s what Jamaal Williams and I have worked to provide for you. InterVarsity Press has partnered with Jamaal Williams and me to provide churches with a professionally-produced In Church as It Is in Heaven video curriculum completely free of charge, with a free leader’s guide for small groups.
This post includes everything you will need to facilitate this six-week study of apologetics and multiethnic kingdom culture in your church or small group.
1. Leader’s Guide
3. In Church as It Is in Heaven Videos
Session 1: Call to Worship
Session 2: Lament
Session 3: Offering
Session 4: Passing the Peace
Session 5: Communion
Session 6: Benediction
More about In Church as It Is in Heaven
The Bible tells us that the congregation gathered around God’s heavenly throne will be “a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language,” all singing the praises of the Lamb. God’s intention has always been to delight for all eternity in a redeemed community of ethnic diversity.
But this diverse community shouldn’t have to wait until eternity to begin! It can be a reality in our own local churches here and now. Patterned after a worship service, In Church as It Is in Heaven provides biblical warrant for such a community and shows how multiethnic churches provide a unique apologetic for the gospel. Along the way, the authors tell the story of their own church—a majority-white congregation which is being transformed into a family that reflects the diversity of heaven.
The multiethnic kingdom is not just a nice idea, or an abstract theory. It’s a reality—one we can enter into today.