Each book is written by one of the pastors at Lifeway Baptist Church. From the beginning, it was our goal to grow as pastors as we individually spent time with Christ in His Word. These year long personal studies culminated in a rough draft of material that was then reviewed and refined by the pastoral staff.
The next phase of development incorporated the local church. We had no desire to create material simply for sales. With a good draft in hand, we put together a study group that consisted of teens, adults, men, women, experienced teachers, and inexperienced teachers. This group met for 13 weeks to study and review the material. What a blessing this time was. Not only did the group grow in Christ, the material was sharpened to be very clear and understandable. Our first study had 12 members. Our second study had 24.
It is our belief that the Embark books are exegetically solid, clear to follow, and helpful for anyone who genuinely wants to study Scripture. God's Word is authoritative and it is to be read, understood, and applied by Christians. Any believer, depending on the teaching and illuminating ministry of the Holy Spirit will benefit from walking systematically through God's Word!