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By Robert H Thune and Will Walker
A World Harvest Mission Resource
Build Gospel DNA in Your Small Group
Lots of Christians talk about the gospel, but how many really understand the gospel and know how to apply it to their lives? This nine-lesson small group study will help participants understand how the gospel shapes every aspect of life. Each lesson is self-contained, featuring clear teaching from Scripture, and requires no extra work outside of the group setting.
- Pastors and leaders who want to spur gospel renewal in their churches and ministries.
- Church-planters who want to form gospel DNA in the churches they start.
- Students and campus ministers who are looking to live out the gospel on campus.
- Christians who want to be more deeply formed around the gospel.
- Small group leaders who are looking for content that “works” with diverse groups of people.
- Missionaries who are looking for simple material to disciple new Christians.
Robert H. Thune, MA (Reformed Theological Seminary), is the lead pastor of Coram Deo, a gospel-centered church he planted in 2005 in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the coauthor of The Gospel-Centered Community, another Christ-centered small group study. Bob and his wife Leigh have four children.
Will Walker, MA (Covenant Theological Seminary), is the lead pastor of Providence Church in Austin, TX, a gospel-centered church plant sent out from Coram Deo in 2010. He is the coauthor of The Gospel-Centered Community, another Christ-centered small group study. Will and his wife Debbie have two children.
World Harvest Mission is a missions sending organization with over 200 missionaries serving in sixteen countries. WHM has always believed the power and motive for mission is the gospel of grace at work in the life of a believer. But, while doing cross-cultural, team-oriented ministry, they discovered how challenging it is to stay focused on the gospel, even as they shared it with others. So they begin writing material to keep Jesus Christ and his mission front and center in their own lives and relationships. Soon pastors and ministry leaders were requesting WHM materials for use in their churches and ministries. Over the years, WHM has partnered with friends who share their passion for gospel transformation to provide gospel-centered training resources for the church and missionary community. WHM's official publisher is New Growth Press.
"This is a rich gospel-centered small group curriculum that I am really excited to see published."
Mark Driscoll, Founding and Preaching Pastor, Mars Hill Church; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; President, The Resurgence
"I have not seen a better resource for training people in the implications of the gospel. It communicates both to the new Christian and to the seasoned pastor, much like the gospel itself."
Darrin Patrick, Lead Pastor of The Journey, St. Louis, MO and Vice President of the Acts 29 Network
"With simple and direct language, The Gospel-Centered Life helps people understand and effectively apply the gospel to their lives, regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey. It's one of the few resources out there that explicitly challenges others to reach out with the gospel, even as it is growing deeper into their own lives. I highly recommend it!"
Dr. Steven L. Childers, President & CEO, Global Church Advancement; Associate Professor of Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary-Orlando
"The phrase "gospel-centered" has become a popular buzzword in Christianity. But just because you talk about the gospel doesn't mean you're being transformed by it. I'm familiar with both the publisher and the authors of The Gospel-Centered Life, and I know they are profoundly aware, first and foremost, of their own need for gospel renewal. That's why I'm so excited to recommend this material to pastors, leaders, and Christians everywhere who long to see gospel transformation in themselves and in their churches."
Daniel Montgomery, Founding Pastor, Sojourn Church, Louisville, Kentucky