A YEAR IN REVIEW
We are thankful for your support through out 2015. We hope the Lord continues to bless GCD as we seek to come alongside the church to offer resources to make, mature, and multiply disciples. We wanted to share a few ways in which GCD grew in 2015:
We published over 300 articles.
We published 3 books (we’re on track for six books for 2016).
- Sean Post’s The Stories We Live,
- Brad Watson’s Sent Together, and
- Tracy Richardson’s The Sermon on the Mount;
During our peak, the GCD blog ranked 1,075,343 globally and 227,963 in the United States.
We had over 125,000 page views and 90,000 visits.
We moved all of our content to Amazon and released a new storefront.
And our staff grew to include 6 staff writers (We’re hoping to add at least 6 more over the next year).
Our favorite articles from our staff writers in 2015:
- Jason Garwood: Grounded on the Rock
- Chelsea Vaughn: Advent Restores a Song for the Suffering
- Jeremy Writebol: 3 Ways to Grow Leaders
- Whitney Woollard: Theology Proper: The Antidote for Insatiable Desire
- Sean Nolan: A Banquet Among Enemies
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT
The last book we completed this year was Tracy Richardson’s The Sermon on the Mount: A 31 Day Guide Through Jesus’ Teaching. Here’s what you can expect:
Have you ever been shocked, surprised, and dumfounded all at the same time? Maybe by a surprise birthday party, a practical joke, or unexpected news? The Gospel of Matthew tells us that the crowd reacted this way to Jesus’ teaching. The front-page headline following Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount read, “Jesus’ Teaching Leaves Audience Thunderstruck” (Matt. 7:28). Why did Jesus’ teaching cause such a stir? What was it about Jesus’ message that left the crowd absolutely amazed? In a nutshell, Jesus’ teaching turned people’s religious ideas inside out and upside down.
In The Sermon on the Mount: A 31 Day Guide Through Jesus’ Teaching, Tracy Richardson walks us through Jesus’ teaching in hopes that the Spirit will transform the hearts of his disciples. This guide is designed specifically for DNA groups, two to three people, who meet weekly under the leadership of the Spirit.
This is a digital only release and we’re offering it for just $0.99. So start the New Year with a gospel rich devotional through the Sermon on the Mount.
P.S. We are still taking pitches from anyone, so please don’t hesitate to email [email protected]!
Mathew B. Sims is the Editor-in-Chief at Exercise.com and has authored, edited, and contributed to several books including A Household Gospel, We Believe: Creeds, Confessions, & Catechisms for Worship, A Guide for Advent, Make, Mature, Multiply, and A Guide for Holy Week. Mathew, LeAnn (his wife), and his daughters Claire, Maddy, and Adele live in Taylors, SC at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains with their Airdale Terrier. They attend Downtown Presbyterian Church (PCA). Visit MathewBryanSims.com!