How People Change (Study Guide)
Lane, Timothy S.; Tripp, Paul David
“Why is the How People Change Study Guide helpful to the church? First, because it’s biblical, an organized presentation of the Bible’s teaching about how real people make decisions in response to real circumstances, flowing from the desires of the sinful nature or the transformed heart of one who has fallen in love with Christ. Second, because it’s so vivid and easy to remember, and therefore transformative of the way people process. As a result of HPC our folks have assimilated biblical imagery into the way they think, and taken it to heart for day–to–day living. That’s amazing. We’re grateful.”See All
Shepherding Pastor, New Life Presbyterian Church, Glenside, PA
“These resources have been a vital part of discipleship at Mars Hill Church. We place a high value on biblical, gospel–based, heart–oriented counseling and discipleship, and on seeing that vision implemented from the pulpit, in small groups, in individual counseling, and in informal relationships.”See All
Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle
“The How People Change Study Guide is a distinctively biblical look at the heart’s struggle with sin, its consequences, and God’s prescription for it. It has given me fresh insight into my own struggles, and better equipped me to help those in my congregation with theirs. I enthusiastically recommend it.”See All
Pastor, Community Baptist, New Boston, MI
“There are very few resources I find more useful than CCEF’s study guides. God changes people by conforming their hearts into his likeness, and the How People Change Study Guide will help your laypeople to understand this more clearly. If you want to know why people do the things they do, this resource is for you!”See All
Associate Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist, Washington, DC
“Governments and agencies can legislate for people, resource people, teach people, but they can’t change people. Jesus Christ can! It’s that people’changing gospel that these study guides apply clearly, deeply, and perceptively to the relationships that Christians have with friends, neighbors and families. London City Mission uses this material for training our entire team of 120 who are engaged in patient, sensitive, personal evangelism. These guides are an excellent—even an essential preparation for that great work.”See All
Rev. Dr. John Nicholls
Chief Executive, London City Mission, UK
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The How People Change Study Guide challenges and equips participants to live out the gospel in their everyday lives. This course helps people to understand the underlying motivations for their actions and gives them specific, practical help in changing long–standing patterns of behavior, so they grow in love for God and others. Based on principles from the book, How People Change, the authors now offer this companion guide for use in church–wide training sessions, small groups, Sunday schools, youth groups, or one–on–one discipleship.
Each of the twelve lessons includes teaching, homework discussion, CPR—Central truth/Personal application/Relational application—detailed illustrations, group discussion guide, and “Make It Real” life applications.