A Good Confession
Edited By Greg Poole

Are you looking to draw your church or small group together for a common experience?

Do you want to improve your biblical literacy and connect with your rich Christian heritage?

Do you want to connect your corporate worship with the daily lives of the people in your congregation?

We knew we had a problem when a congregational survey revealed to pastoral staff that significant numbers of Oak Mountain PCA’s flock were not spending daily time with the Lord on a consistent basis. We needed a plan, and we needed one fast.

A devotional was selected, full participation was encouraged, and before long the numbers told the story—the members of our congregation reporting time spent in daily devotion to God increased so significantly that Discipleship Pastor Greg Poole and staff were already on the hunt for which devotional to use the following year. Three years into the practice, OMPC decided to bring the creation of our devotional in house, and from there A Good Confession was born.

This devotional:

  • Provides a platform for common experience for congregants of all ages, stages, and commitment levels to unite in one daily corporate practice
  • Uses the Shorter Catechism as the backbone, inviting participants to worship God with both head and heart
  • Utilizes quotes from pastors, thinkers, philosophers, and artists—ancient and contemporary—to show the relevance of Scripture and the Catechism through the ages and in all types of circumstances
  • Urges us to take courage and stay the course through the God-stories of the contributors

Oak Mountain and CDM want to invite all churches, inside the PCA and beyond, to consider whether a church-wide devotional could have a similar impact on your personal or congregation-wide devotional life.