Disciple Bible Study
For more than 30 years, 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!
What is Disciple Bible Study?
Disciple Bible Study is a program of intensive, disciplined co-ed Bible study open to all adults. Each study group is typically made up of 12 – 20 participants led by one or two facilitators. Groups meet weekly for about 75 minutes (for Fast Track courses) for 24 weeks beginning in September, focusing on the Old Testament in the first half and the New Testament in the second half.
Disciple contains three elements that have been identified as key to Bible study: it is conversational, puts scripture in context and provides opportunities for application.
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 participants 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.
Where do I start?
Disciple I Fast Track, the recommended prerequisite for all other Disciple Bible Studies, covers the entire Biblical story, from Genesis to Revelation. Subsequent studies take Disciple participants deeper into selected portions of Scripture in both the Old and New Testament. All studies include in the format a weekly theme word, theme verse, statement of the human condition, daily and weekly assignments, and prayer.
Disciple Bible Study classes for 2018-2019
Participants for this Invitation to John do not have to have an in-depth knowledge of the Bible to enjoy and benefit from participation. Reading just two chapters of John a week, they will discover the life altering stories that will invite them to follow Christ as true disciples.
Read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, gain a better understanding of scripture from Old to New Testament and realize God's enduring plan to bring us into relationship with Him.
At each session, a brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session. Participants have the opportunity to take a spiritual gifts assessment and determine meaningful ways they can serve and live out their discipleship commitment.
This is a study of Genesis and Exodus; Luke and Acts.
Into the Word helps readers deepen their understanding of Scripture and make connections between what they already know and what they are reading. Each week you will encounter three spiritual disciplines, learn what they are, and how you can engage those disciplines. The first discipline varies from week to week, then moves into Sabbath and prayer. In every session, you commit to how you will respond to Scripture in terms of ministry in the world.
Into the World identifies some needs in the world for which ministry is needed and suggests possible responses, then invites participants to summarize the scripture message that will shape their ministry and to decide what response and commitment to make to that message. Each week you will be guided in experiencing the gift of Sabbath rest and renewal.
This study examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community.
In the first half, study the Major and Minor Prophets (except Daniel). The prophets are continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people "set apart." Designed to establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.
In the second half, study the New Testament letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Paul is continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people "set apart.”
August 19, 2018
Come learn more about Disciple Bible Study and visit with leaders at an informational lunch meeting.