Spiritual transformation in Christ is the process leading to a renovated heart and a transformed spirit, and its result is love of God with all of the heart soul, mind, and strength, and of the neighbor as oneself. Together, as men, we will seek to build a foundation for understanding our ruin and restoration as men, by discussing our nature and its components, how those components operate, and how they are renewed. We will wrestle with common misunderstandings about our nature as men, and the discipleship process. We will come to understand the general pattern of personal transformation--not as a formula, but as a systematic process that we have the responsibility to undertake as intentional apprentices of Jesus. Only then will our transformation as men of the kingdom and sons in God’s family be accomplished, through interaction with the grace of God in Christ, the presence of the Holy Spirit, and spiritual treasures stored in the body of Christ.