Disciple Bible Study

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What is Disciple Bible Study?
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 2.5 hours for 34 weeks. Disciple I, the prerequisite for all other Disciple Bible Studies, covers the entire Biblical story, from Genesis to Revelation. Subsequent studies take Disciple graduates deeper into selected portions of Scripture.


What kind of preparation does each class require?
 

Each weekly lesson has 6 days of daily note-taking on Bible readings and a commentary. It takes most people 20-30 minutes to complete each daily assignment. Participants are expected to come prepared to share thoughts and insights with their classmates.


What is the curriculum for Disciple Bible Study?
 

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.


 How much does it cost to participate?

Disciple Bible Study materials cost $40. Limited scholarships are available.


 What happens during a weekly group meeting?
  
 

Each week’s meeting follows a consistent structure consisting of small group & 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.


What is a Disciple Bible Study group like?

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. Attendance at each meeting is expected.


It sounds like a really big commitment. Why should I take Disciple Bible Study?
 

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.


How can I sign up or find out more information?

Disciple Bible Study groups resume in January 2014. Registration will begin in mid-September. There will be an introductory class in early December 2013. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

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NOTE: Disciple 1 is a prerequisite to Disciple: Remember Who You Are and Christian Believer

DISCIPLE I: Becoming Disciples

  • A 34-week study of the Bible
  • Moves through the biblical story from Genesis to Revelation.
  • Features small group discussion of Scripture based on careful study and preparation.
  • Aims at transformation, not just information.

 

 

 

DISCIPLE:
Remember Who You Are

  • A 32-week study of the Prophets and Paul's letters
  • Identifies God's people as a community of memory
  • Sets the Prophets and Paul's writings in historical and geographical context.
  • Echoes the demand of the prophets and Paul to put God first - to be a community of obedience.

 

CHRISTIAN BELIEVER

  • A 30-week study that focuses on the classical teachings of the Christian faith.
  • Combines Scripture and writings from leading theologians and church councils.
  • Raises awareness of the symbols, words, and rituals of the Christian faith.

 

 

 

 Introductory Meeting: Tuesday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m.

First Session: Tuesday, January 7      9:00-11:30 a.m.

Facilitators: Keith Black, Debbie Miller 

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Introductory Meeting: Tuesday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m.

First Session: Tuesday, January 7                9:00-11:30 a.m.

Facilitators: Randy Harter, Ginny Morris  

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 Introductory Meeting: Tuesday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m.

First Session: Tuesday, January 7
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Facilitators: Dorie Adams, Tommy Bratton

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