Disciple Bible Study
Disciple Bible Study is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. It 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.
Short-Term Disciple Studies: December 2013 – Spring 2014
Invitation to John (11-week study)
Sundays, beginning December 1
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in Room D214
Hosted by the Covenant/Hand in Hand Class.
No need to register.
Invitation to the New Testament (8-week study)
Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. or Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., starting January 13
Final day of study will be determined based upon input from registrants.
Explore the writings of the New Testament using the life of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the testament looks at how the early church was shaped by the life of Jesus and how the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith. Participants find a deeper conversation with the writers of the NT and a renewal of our commitment to be shaped —personally and communally — by the life of Jesus.
“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