The Gospel Coalition


Relief Projects

Russian Translation Project

The Gospel as Center by TGC

Goal: $7,000

100% Raised


Important aspects of Christianity are in danger of being muddied or lost as relativism takes root in our churches today. What was historically agreed upon is now readily questioned and the very essentials of the Christian faith are in jeopardy. It’s time to reclaim the core of our beliefs.


To that end, D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, Kevin DeYoung, and other influential leaders have created this volume to defend the traditional gospel and to strengthen the church. The Gospel as Center will help you join in the movement—the movement dedicated to a Scripture-based reformation of ministry practices and the centrality of the gospel—and stand united under the conviction that what holds us together is worth fighting for.


Language and Situation

Russia is the largest country in the world and spans nine time zones. When the U.S.S.R. crumbled, new nations were born—most of them seeking meaning to life, answers to global questions, struggle for power, and the role of government and religion. Despite the hopes for a new nation, they have experienced a high rate of unemployment and economic instability.

While the new constitution of Russia permits the freedom of religion, the Russian Orthodox Church still enjoys a comfortable role in guiding policy on churches, church planting, and missionaries often opposing evangelicals. There has been minimal investment in formal biblical training and seminaries. Most teaching still remains informal and centered around the largest cities—leaving many pastors far from the training, the resources, and the fellowship they need to grow spiritually. There is a strong call for pastoral training materials in the Russian language.


Largest Russian Speaking Populations
Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Israel, United States


Russian Demographics

  • Population: 140,041,000 99%
  • First Language Russian Speakers 99.4%
  • Literacy Rate (Internet users 59.7M; growing 1,826% per decade)
  • 0.65% Protestant

(Statistics are from Operation World, World Factbook, IWS)


Publishing Partner

In Lumine exists to spread Christ exalting, God-centered, gospel based resources in  the Russian and Ukrainian languages in order to strengthen the church, deepen the faith of Christians, and increase their knowledge of God that Christ would be reflected in all areas of life.


We desire to use all forms of media to advance a God-centered view of the Christian life throughout Ukraine and Russia.

Project Details

Goal: $7,000
Total Quantity: 2,000 copies


Title: The Gospel as Center

Author:  The Gospel Coalition
Format: Softcover Book
Language: Russian


Our Partner

In Lumine exists to spread Christ exalting, God-centered, gospel based resources in  the Russian and Ukrainian languages.