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Matt Chandler is an elder and the lead pastor of Teaching at The Village Church, which is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and consists of five campuses: Flower Mound, Dallas Northway, Southlake, Fort Worth, and Plano. The Village Church considers itself to be "gospel-centered." Their mission statement reads, "At The Village Church, the means by which we will pursue the glory of God in the making of disciples is four-fold: gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication. The church has an average growth rate of over one thousand people per year. Matt Chandler believes the growth after his arrival helped him to make many changes, including switching to all male eldership.
Matt Chandler's first book is titled The Explicit Gospel. The book was published by Crossway Books in 2012, and was written with the help of Jared Wilson. RELEVANT Magazine explained that the purpose of the book was to clarify the gospel and its implications. The book is divided into three main sections: The Gospel on the Ground, The Gospel in the Air and Implications and Applications. His second book is titled Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church, and was written with fellow Village pastor Josh Patterson and LifeWay Vice-President Eric Geiger. Published by B&H Publishing Group, the book is described this way: "When the gospel is rightly declared and applied to God's people, the church becomes "a creature of the Word." Matt Chandler understands, embraces, and lives out the reality of Christ's birth, life, death, and resurrection in more than her doctrinal statement. The gospel impacts all the church is and does.