The Bible declares (2 Corinthians 5:17): “If any person gives their life to Jesus Christ, they become a new person; old things pass away, new things come."
Our whole approach to ministry at McLean Bible Church is built around this one fundamental truth. We believe that when a person exhibits a genuine salvation response to the message of Jesus Christ, Almighty God begins to transform their life – from the inside out. In the Bible, Jesus compared this process to that of yeast leavening dough, which happens irresistibly, Core Values overpoweringly and dramatically from the inside out. This is why we’re not interested in presenting people with clever self-help schemes, or with self-enhancement programs, or with feel-good flattery or psychobabble – BECAUSE these things cannot transform a person’s life. Only the biblical message of Jesus Christ, which leads people into a personal relationship with God Himself, can do that.
This is what we mean when we say that at McLean Bible Church, we don’t offer people “religion.” “Religion” is a bunch of rules and regulations aimed at helping people work their way into God’s good graces. The Bible never offers people “religion” because religion doesn’t transform people’s lives. Only a personal relationship with Jesus Christ does that, which is why a personal relationship with Christ is what God offers people in the Bible and it’s what we offer people at McLean Bible Church.