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Throughout the World

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We say this often in Sovereign Grace: "church planting is in our DNA." From our start nearly 40 years ago we have planted churches because we want people to hear the good news of the gospel. Currently, we are planting churches in: Santa Ana, California Zapresic, Croatia Rogers, Arkansas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Frankford section) Each of these locations is pi...

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Michael Reeves Interview from the Pastors College

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Last month, we had the pleasure of welcoming Michael Reeves to the Pastors College to teach on the Reformationour history, theological roots, and the profound implications of both upon our lives, ministries, and churches. Our expectations were high and Dr. Reeves exceeded those expectations. Steve Bice, the pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bellbrook, Ohio attended the...

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Sovereign Grace Churches Statement to Christianity Today

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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

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We are pleased to announce thatDr. Douglas Moois scheduled to return to thePastors CollegeDecember 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 book on Pauline theology that promi...

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A Response to Allegations Against Sovereign Grace Churches

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Over the past several days, Rachael Denhollander has twice raised allegationsfirst in an interview in Christianity Today (CT) and then in a Facebook postconcerning 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 faith with un...

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Sovereign Grace Churches Response to Christianity Today Article

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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 courage i...

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Significant Books for Pastors in 2017

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"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 pastorsnot necessarily "best books" (best for what?), but significant books publ...

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Repeat the Sounding Joy

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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 young adult. What I'm referring to...

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Remembering R.C. Sproul

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The first time I met R.C. Sproul, I was nervous. Like so many, I had been deeply and profoundly affected by his bookThe 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 unlike ...

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Celebrating 20 Years: 4th Quarter Mission Fund Video

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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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