The Explicit Gospel Tour

The Explicit Gospel Tour

An Evening with Matt Chandler

Worship with Shane & Shane


The Book

You know you know it . . . but then again maybe you don’t.

Too few people attending church today, even those in evangelical churches, are exposed to the gospel explicitly. Sure, many will hear about Jesus, and about being good and avoiding bad, but the gospel message simply isn’t there—at least not in its specificity and its fullness.

Inspired by the needs of both the overchurched and the unchurched, and bolstered by the common neglect of the explicit gospel within Christianity, Matt Chandler has written this punchy treatise. He begins with the specifics of the gospel—outlining what it is and what it is not—and then switches gears to focus on the fullness of the gospel and its massive implications on both personal and cosmic levels.

Recognizing our tendency to fixate on either the micro or macro aspects of the gospel, Chandler also warns us of the dangers on either side—of becoming overly individualistic or syncretistic. Here is a call to true Christianity, to know the gospel explicitly, and to unite the church on the amazing grounds of the good news of Jesus!

Pick up a prerelease copy of The Explicit Gospel at any event for $12

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Matt Chandler

is the lead pastor of The Village Church, a multi-campus church in the Dallas metroplex of over 10,000 people. His sermons are among the most downloaded free podcasts on iTunes, and he speaks at conferences worldwide. Prior to accepting the pastorate at The Village, Matt had a vibrant itinerant ministry for over ten years where he spoke to hundreds of thousands of people in America and abroad about the glory of God and beauty of Jesus. He lives in Texas with his wife, Lauren, and their three children: Audrey, Reid, and Norah.

Tour Dates


Monday, April 16
New York, NY
Apostles Church

JR Vassar, Lead Pastor

9 Rutherford Place
New York, NY 10003


Tuesday, April 17
Philadelphia, PA
Epiphany Fellowship

Eric Mason, Lead Pastor

1632 West Diamond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121


Wednesday, April 18
Durham, NC
The Summit Church

JD Greear, Lead Pastor

2335 Presidential Drive
Durham, NC 27703



Thursday, April 19
Anderson, SC
NewSpring Church

Perry Noble, Senior Pastor

2940 Concord Road
Anderson, SC 29621


Friday, April 20
Smyrna, GA
Cumberland Community Church

Alan Scott, Lead Pastor

3110 Sports Avenue
Smyrna, GA 30080


Saturday, April 21
Orlando, FL
CrossPointe Church

Chan Kilgore, Lead Pastor

11002 Lake Hart Drive
Orlando, FL 32832

*NOTE: Shane & Shane will unfortunately
miss the Orlando event.



Sunday, April 22
Austin, TX
The Austin Stone Community Church

Matt Carter, Pastor of Preaching and Vision
Kevin Peck, Lead Pastor

1715 W. Caesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703

*Note: This is part of The Austin Stone's Sunday worship service. Admission is free.

Shane & Shane will unfortunately
miss the Austin event.


$10 Advance
$15 At the Door

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6 pm Book Signing
7–9 pm Event

*NY 6:30 pm Book Signing, 7:30–9:30 pm Event

Book Endorsements

“If you only read one book this year, make it this one. It’s that important.”
–Rick Warren, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, pastor of Saddleback Church

“Matt Chandler is one of the best Bible preachers on the earth and one of the godliest men I know. I am thrilled to see this book released. Read it. And buy some extra copies to give away.”
–Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of Mars Hill Church, president of the Resurgence and the Acts 29 Church Planting Network

“The Explicit Gospel is a roadmap and wake-up call to our generation to grasp the full, expansive, and true gospel story. Matt is a leading voice, a great expositor of the Scriptures, passionate about Jesus, and serious about the gospel and making God known. When he speaks, I listen, and when he writes, I read. This book reflects the clear and core message of Matt’s life, leadership, and passion for a generation hungry for truth.”
–Brad Lomenick, executive director of Catalyst

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Shane & Shane

In nearly 13 years, the Evergreen College favorites, Shane Bernard and Shane Everett, have toured with everyone from Mat Kearney to David Crowder Band, garnered three Dove awards and sold more than 500,000 records. With three daughters between them—Olive, Lillian, and Lucy—the longtime college friends have a wealth of inspiration staring up at them every day. Simplifying and aligning their lives with their calling has made a significant impact on their music, making their latest record an intersection of versatility, truth, and artistic transparency. Two voices. One mission. Shane & Shane are striving to point us all back to the gospel.

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The Book

Where can I get the book?
Prerelease copies of the book will be available at all tour events for $12. The book will be released on April 30. 

Will there be child care at the events?
Unfortunately, no, however children are more than welcome to join you in the event.

What if I purchased a ticket, but end up not being able to make it?
This is a non-refundable event, but the tickets are transferable, so we'd invite you to give yours to someone who would appreciate it. 


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