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I am excited about the way the courses are appropriate to people of many backgrounds
To see church and society transformed as God's people learn to meet him through Jesus Christ in the power of his Spirit by studying together and applying the message of the Bible in all aspects of their lives.
Some key biblical values
building on the foundation of Christ – 1 Cor 3:10-12
making every effort to present ourselves approved by God – 2 Timothy 2:15
empowering a global church to obey everything that Jesus commanded – Matthew 28:20
enabling everyone to reach their potential in Christ – Colossians 1:28
using God-given gifts to equip all God’s people for ministry and mission – Ephesians 4:12
passing on what we have learned to others – 2 Timothy 2:2
Focussing on encountering God in and through the message of the Bible and living more effectively as disciples of Jesus in the 21st century, the GOLD Project exists:
to provide interactive learning resources to enable systematic biblical discipleship
to resource facilitators for active learning communities in the context of the local church.
Prayerfulness: We are committed to prayer as a key foundation on which all our work is estalished and as an integral part of our life together. We believe that nothing of lasting value can be done unless it is bathed in prayer.
Biblical Discipleship: Out of our dedication to the God revealed in the scriptures, we are committed to helping local churches in their task of making disciples of all nations, building up the body of Christ to maturity and passing on what has been learnt to others.
Service: Embracing the model of Jesus who came not to be served but to serve, we seek to honour God by giving our best in the service of others. As we stand alongside each other together we hope to encourage one another to persevere and know the joy of the Lord as our strength.
Partnership: We are committed to partnership based on good relationships with our partners, supporters and colleagues, showing humility and integrity in our dealings with others.
Local Ownership & Leadership: We are a grassroots organisation and are committed to serving and working with local churches to encourage local church ownership and leadership of the programmes. We believe these are the best people to understand and apply the courses to their local context.
Accessibility: We desire to make our courses accessible in terms of:
Understanding: Formal education levels should not be a barrier to someone working through our materials.
Availability: We want churches to be able to get hold of our courses wherever they are based.
Affordability: We believe that cost should not be a barrier to anyone seeking to study our courses.