Disciple Bible Study is a program of intensive, disciplined Bible study. Each study group is made up of 12-14 participants led by one or two facilitators. Groups meet weekly for 1.5-2 hours for 24-32 weeks, depending on the group. Disciple 1 and Disciple Fast Track, cover the entire Biblical story, from Genesis to Revelation. Subsequent studeis take Dsciple graduates deeper into selected portions of Scripture.
Each weekly lesson has 6 days of daily note-taking on Bible readings and a commentary. It takes most people 30-45 minutes to complete each daily assignment. Participants are expected to come prepared to share thoughts and insights with their classmates.
The curriculum for Disciple Bible Study is the Bible. A study guide with weekly commentary and questions is also included. Disciple Bible Study's study guide draws upon the work of scholars to aid understanding of the Bible.
Disciple Bible Study materials cost $40.
Each week's meeting follows a consistent structure consisting of small group and large group discussion: a video: and sharing prayer concerns. During each class, participants engage with the biblical text and seek to apply it to their own lives. The leader of the group is a learner among learners and participates as a group member but facilitates the process.
Disciple Bible Study groups develop strong relationships within the group, and over time, members become very comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings with one another. Group meetings maintain confidentiality, which allows trust and accountability among members to flourish. Attandance at each meeting is expected.
Participating in Disciple Bible Study is a big commitment and it pays big dividends. Many graduates describe it as "life-changing." Most people find that their knowledge and understanding of the bible increases dramatically, but they also find their lives being transformed by the power of God working through God's Word and the support, encouragement, and challenge of the group.
DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders.
The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. (34 week study)
*Disciple I is a prerequisite for Disciple II & III. Disciple II & III can be taken in any order.
Disciple II is an in-depth study of Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Genesis and Exodus are foundational books of the Bible that cover creation, Noah, Abraham, Moses and more. You will also study the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts and be encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines. (32 week study)
Disciple III examines the major and minor Old Testament prophets and the 13 Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Several themes weave their way through the study - the call to remember; the call to repentance: the need for renewed vision and the place of community. (32 week study)