Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City


"In this important book, Tim Keller unpacks the gospel and gently but firmly reminds us that it is nonnegotiable. At the same time, he enables us to think through how we can responsibly interact with the culture, how we can - indeed, must - appreciate good things within it, and how we can firmly and faithfully apply the gospel to it." - D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 

It is organized around three core commitments:

Gospel-centered: The gospel of grace in Jesus Christ changes everything, from our hearts to our community to the world. It completely reshapes the content, tone and strategy of all that we do.

City-centered: With a positive approach toward our culture, we learn to affirm that cities are wonderful, strategic and underserved places for gospel ministry.

Movement-centered: Instead of building our own tribe, we seek the prosperity and peace of our community as we are led by the Holy Spirit

As of September 3, 2013, all eight parts of Center Church became available as separate eBooks, which you can use and share individually with your ministry team. Sign in at for these ebooks and other exclusive extras—including sermons, articles, and videos of Timothy Keller teaching on the ideas in Center Church.. 

Part 1: Gospel Theology
Part 2: Gospel Renewal
Part 3: Gospel Contextualization
Part 4: City Vision
Part 5: Cultural Engagement
Part 6: Missional Community
Part 7: Integrative Ministry
Part 8: Movement Dynamics

Click on this link to hear Keller himself speaking to pastors about how to use this valuable resource to develop their leadership teams.

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