Disciple Bible Study
Disciple Bible Studies have remained the #1 choice for some of the most vibrant congregations in the world — including ours — transforming the lives of more than two million participants worldwide!
Disciple Bible Study focuses on the disciple as learner, believer, follower, proclaimer and servant while providing the fellowship of a small group for study, prayer, preparation, support and servanthood.
Disciple Bible Study assumes that the Bible is key to renewal in the church and affirms that the canon was formed as it is in order for God to speak to us. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God, and draws upon the work of scholars to aid understanding of the Bible.
It is a coed study, open to all adults, that enables men and women to gather in a meaningful Bible study. Find out what past participants are saying about Disciple.
Disciple Bible Study Courses - Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Disciple 1 - Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. or Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Read the entire bible and gain a new and more complete understanding of God’s plan for us. Develop a more regular habit of reading scripture and get insight at weekly meetings through small group discussion and videos. Completing this study will help tie all other Bible studies you have done and will do together and provide you with a higher comfort level of your Biblical knowledge. 34-week study
Disciple 3 - Remember Who You Are
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word “You” in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants in this 32-week study will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and the 13 letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.
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. The prophets and Paul are continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people “set apart.”
Christian Believer: Knowing God with Heart and Mind
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Christian Believer program focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith — presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the use of words, symbols, and hymns. Over a 30-week period, participants will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars.
In addition to the study manual, this course utilizes a Book of Readings that includes brief selections from the writings of ancient and modern Christians on the great doctrines of the Christian faith.
“It was always difficult for me to find Jesus in the Old Testament. Through Disciple, I was able to see that He was there all along.” — Maggie Edgar, former Disciple student and leader
“I’ve done many Beth Moore studies, so many of the passages were familiar … but, never have I had such a sense of continuity between the Testaments as I did in this study!” — Gaye Craig
“One of the most important things I took away from the class is that Christ is the focal point of all scripture, not just the New testament. I have a much deeper understanding of God’s word and the relevance of all scripture for my life.” — Ken Martin
“Bible study is the foundation for becoming a mature Christian, and we found that the Disciple Bible Study was the best way for us as a couple to mature in our faith together. Working through it together, we gained better insights into the Bible’s teachings.” — Ken and Marcia Hamby
“Disciple Bible study and the video have been an inspiration. I have taken many Bible studies (all through the Methodist church) over the years. This by far is my favorite … I find it to be closer to ‘Bible teaching’ than any other study.” — Deedra Joseph