The Gospel Transformation series is designed for those who are ready to take the next steps in developing their gospel understanding. With small group activities and questions rooted in Scripture, these studies (adapted from sections of Gospel Transformation) include a leader's guide and are suitable for both small groups and individual mentoring.
Gospel Identity | Discovering Who You Really Are
Gospel Identity focuses on the transformation of Christians by the power of the gospel. This ten-sessions small group study guides participants (and leaders) to discover their need for Jesus, examine the blessings of their new identity in Christ, and explain how those gifts move us outward so others can also experience new life in Jesus.
Gospel Growth | Becoming a Faith-Filled Person
Gospel Growth focuses on the role of faith in the transformation of Christians by the power of the gospel. This ten-session small group study covers topics including, living by faith, spiritual disciplines, faith and repentance, the power of the Spirit, and how identifying with the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ grows us to be like Christ.
Gospel Love | Grace, Relationships, and Everything that Gets in the Way
Gospel Love, a ten-session small group resource, helps participants examine their relationships and learn how the gospel of Jesus Christ frees them to love others. Topics covered include barriers to loving others, how love is an expression of faith, the role of the Spirit in relationships, honesty vs. judging, and how to live with forgiveness and compassion.
- Download the table of contents, a participant's sample lesson, and/or a leader's sample lesson, each includes a sample from each of the books in the series.
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What People are Saying
""God used Jack Miller to help Christians, and pastors especially, to recover the gospel of Jesus Christ as the functional core of the Christian faith. Jack's famous line, ‘Cheer up, you're worse off than you think,’ re-opened the door to many of us with an invitation to drop the pretense of a good life and to admit and delight in our continuing, desperate need for Jesus. As a church planter and trainer of church planters, I have often wished for a concise series of Bible studies that would help churches to not only know this gospel of grace, but to experience it as well. That's precisely what this series of gospel studies offers. It is a great way to biblically and relationally ground Christians in the gospel of Jesus Christ and I heartily recommend it."John F. Thomas, PhD, Director of Global Training, Redeemer City to City
“I’m probably the most “religious” person you know. I make my living teaching religious students (in seminary) to be more religious, doing religious broadcasts, writing religious books, and preaching religious sermons. It’s very easy to lose the “main thing” about the Christian faith in a religious morass. These studies remind me that’s it’s all about Jesus and Jesus is all about the Good News (the gospel). They are refreshing, informative and life changing. In fact, these studies are like a refreshing drink of cold, pure water to a thirsty man. Read and use these books from World Harvest Mission and get out of the way as you listen to the laughter and relief of the redeemed.”Steve Brown, Key Life radio broadcaster;
author of Three Free Sins: God Isn’t Mad at You.
"Gospel Transformation is unique in that it works at the very heart of our faith. It isa marriage course, a discipleship course, and a Bible study, but it is so much more. It is all about getting the central passion of Christianity–the cross of Jesus Christ–at the center of your life. And not just your thinking life, but your doing and experiencing life. So it is good theology and good practice combined. If you get the cross right, then everything else works."Paul Miller, Director of SeeJesus (www.seeJesus.net); author of A Praying Life
“I've dated a lot of different curriculum in the past, but there's very little worth taking home to meet Mom. Too often, the writing is too high (too theoretical–have you actually met a sinner before?), too emotive (talk to my head and my heart!) or too clunky (really? can I accomplish this in a week–much less an evening?). WHM's new Gospel Series small group materials are rifle-ready for the foot soldier in the church to use without a lot of training, and they seem to have been written by real sinners/strugglers for fellow sinners/strugglers. Thanks, WHM, for something I can actually use!”Geoff Bradford, Pastor, Christ the King Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC
"Many Christian resources focus either on biblical study to the neglect of deep personal life transformation or on life application based on a very flattened understanding of the gospel. World Harvest has drawn upon their history of rich gospel-based training to produce a series that targets real-life transformation grounded in a robust, grace-based theology. Only a resource saturated in the gospel can lead to the kind of meaningful life change promised to us in the Bible, and I am thrilled to see such a resource now available."Rev. David H. Kim, Executive Director for The Center of Faith and Work,
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC
“I love the series of small group resources, Gospel Identity, Gospel Growth, and Gospel Love. They are theologically rich, but not stuffy; practical, but not pragmatic. They are life-transforming resources that will be used to transform communities on mission with the gospel.”Scott Thomas, Pastor of Pastoral Development, The Journey Church
“Gospel Identity is a rich, interactive analysis of our deepest self in relation to the gospel. The lessons are weighty and deep because the writers have a panoramic and majestic view of the gospel. Complex gospel content is brought into focus through several helpful charts and diagrams, which are obviously the fruit of years of gospel counseling. This is not just gospel information; this is deep gospel application that is practical and specific, so that gospel encouragement translates into a lifestyle of witness and love. The participant is constantly encouraged toward gospel relationship with others and each section leads into individual and group prayer. The issue is identity, but the study doesn’t stop at introspection. Gospel renewal leads to sharing the radical news of our union with Christ by faith and caring for those around us.” John Smed, Director, Prayer Current Ministries"This study brings a powerful experience of gospel truth and a personal relationship with Jesus and all those that he has placed in your life. Using biblical truths, written to open the eyes of all hearts to sins, and full of challenges by the Holy Spirit to change and grow, this is the study you need. User-friendly, even for a first time leader, it is progressive, time-sensitive, and will invite the most timid participant into heart application. I highly recommend this to all who are committed to growing closer to God and being a gospel tool to help others.”Nancy Puryear, Women's ministry director (more than eleven years),
Christ Community Church; cross-cultural counselor