What is Glad Tidings Mission 

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.
 

 

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OUR ORGANIZATION AND THEOLOGY

OUR ORGANIZATION

GTBS is not an organization but a Bible study system developed by Mailis Janatuinen while she was working with students in the Japanese KGK (Kirisutosha Gakusei Kai - Japanese Christian student group), in Finnish Lutheran Overseas Mission Kylväjä and in the Finnish student movement OPKO. The work of KGK and OPKO movements is affiliated with IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students).

  • A group of volunteers is working for Glad Tidings Bible Studies in many countries on non profit basis.
  • Most of the translations are also done and checked by volunteers
  • The questions on this website are free for use, you can print and copy them as much as you like.

    CONTACT INFO AND THE TEAM

    The central "office":
    Mailis Janatuinen
    E-mail: mailis(-at-)gladtidings-bs.com

    The photo of the founder of Glad Tidings Mission and the author of Glad Tidings Bible Studies - Mailis Janatuinen.

    The website and translations

    The website is maintained and translations with their reviews are done by volunteers with few exceptions. If you would like to translate question series to your own language, feel free to do so, please contact Mailis and address below to let us know about your project. We will be happy to publish your translations.

    If you have any questions about the webpages or if you have problems with these pages, please contact: yllapito(-at-) gladtidings-bs.com.

    OUR THEOLOGY

  • The questions are based on Gospel texts, rather than on any specific theology.
  • Our conviction is that the Bible is the infallible Word of God and its centre is the death and resurrection of Jesus. GTBS belong to conservative and evangelical mainstream of Protestant churches.

    GLAD TIDINGS BIBLE STUDIES IS BASED ON QUESTIONS

  • There are ready made questions
  • From all four gospels.
  • Altogether 120 central texts have been selected
  • to be used as evangelistic Bible studies for reaching new people
  • but the questions are inspiring for Christians as well
  • and available in more than ten languages, with new translations coming all the time.

    WHY ARE THEY CALLED GLAD TIDINGS BIBLE STUDIES?

  • “Glad Tidings” means “good news”, or “the gospel”. We try to find the cross of Jesus from every text.
  • The main purpose of a Glad Tidings group is to help you and your friends meet the living Savior and hear his voice as he speaks through the gospel texts.
  • Through these questions you will meet Jesus in every phase of his life: in the manger, on the roads of Galilee, on the cross, after his resurrection. You will see him forgiving sins, performing miracles, teaching parables. And you will experience him forgiving your own sins and giving comfort and help to you personally in your present situation.

    OUR MOTTO

    Jesus says: WHERE TWO OR THREE HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE I AM AMONG THEM. Matt.18:20.

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