SUMMARY: In this episode, Brian and Chris speak with Aaron Armstrong, the brand manager for The Gospel Project at Lifeway. Aaron shares how studying theology, the starting point for The Gospel Project curriculum, can heighten a group’s awareness of the impact of the gospel in every facet of our lives and can change the focus of a group’s discussion in several significant ways. In addition, Brian, Chris, and Aaron discuss their strategies for reading widely and efficiently on the topics of ministry, leadership, and social and cultural issues.
The Groups Matter Podcast is a weekly show designed to resource, train, and encourage small group leaders. Each episode considers current trends and resources as well as timeless truths and methods of discipleship. It is hosted by Brian Daniel, a Bible study and discipleship expert in Lifeway’s Groups Ministry, and Chris Surratt, the small group and discipleship specialist at Lifeway and author of Small Groups For The Rest Of Us.
EPISODE SPONSOR: This week’s episode is sponsored by The Gospel Project. The Gospel Project takes adults, students, and kids on a chronological, Christ-centered journey through the storyline of Scripture. Find more information—and preview one month free—at gospelproject.com.
GUEST: Aaron Armstrong is the Brand Manager for The Gospel Project. Outside of Lifeway, Aaron is the author of a number of books, including Awaiting a Savior: The Gospel, the New Creation and the End of Poverty, blogs daily at BloggingTheologically.com, and has written for a number of websites, including The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk.com, and ChurchLeaders.com. Prior to joining Lifeway, Aaron worked for Compassion International’s Canadian office in London, Ontario. He now lives in the Nashvile area with his wife, Emily, and three children (Abigail, Hannah, and Hudson).