The Gospel Coalition Foundation Documents outline the beliefs, mission and objectives of The Gospel Coalition.
The Gospel Coalition is a group of pastors and churches in the Reformed heritage that put the gospel of Christ at the center of all activities. The Foundation Documents outline the beliefs, mission and objectives of the organization. More than just a statement of faith, these documents influence and impact the activities of the Gospel Coalition and reflect the passionate goal of furthering the gospel of Jesus Christ, multiplying His disciples and upholding Biblical truth as the standard in the Church. Available in eight languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Slovak, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Vietnamese), they include The Gospel for All of Life: Preamble, Confessional Statement, and Theological Vision for Ministry.
“We have committed ourselves to invigorating churches with new hope and compelling joy based on the promises received by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.” (source)
“We intend to do this through the ordinary means of his grace: prayer, the ministry of the Word, baptism and the Lord’s supper, and the fellowship of the saints.” (source)
“the gospel appears as creation, fall, redemption, restoration.” (source)
“The core dynamic of gospel-centered ministry is therefore worship and fervent prayer” (source)
“We believe that a zeal for personal and public obedience flows from this free justification” (source)
In a time of endless fragmentation, it is easy to sound prophetic from the margins, but one of the most urgent needs of any generation is to be prophetic from the center—from what the Bible makes the center. We want to be robustly biblical, richly theological, constantly elevating what God himself in His own Word makes central.
—The Gospel Coalition Website
Brian J. Tabb (PhD, London Theological Seminary) is academic dean at Bethlehem College & Seminary and an elder of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also serves as managing editor for Themelios, published by the Gospel Coalition, and is the author of Suffering in Ancient Worldview.
D.A. Carson is a research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also served for two years as academic dean. He has served as an assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Carson received a bachelor of science in chemistry from McGill University, the master of divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto, and the doctor of philosophy in New Testament from the University of Cambridge. Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He holds membership on the Council for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. Carson has also written many books that have garnered international acclaim, including his award-winning title The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism.
Daniel Strange is academic vice president and lecturer in culture, religion, and public theology at Oak Hill College, London. He is the author or coauthor of several other books, including The Possibility of Salvation Among the Unevangelised: An Analysis of Inclusivism in Recent Evangelical Theology.