DISCIPLE: UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE, the final study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program and is prepared for those who have completed BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY. The study concentrates on the Writings (Old Testament books not in the Torah or the Prophets), the Gospel of John, and Revelation.
Emphasis on the Psalms as Israel’s hymnbook and prayer book leads natural to an emphasis on worship in the study. Present through the entire study is the sense of living toward completion – toward the climax of the message and the promise, extravagantly pictured in the Revelation.
The image of the tree and the color gold emphasize the prod and promise in the Scriptures for DISCIPLE: UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE. The word under in the title is meant to convey invitation, welcome, sheltering, security, and rest – home at last.
Training for Disciple Studies is also highly recommended. Learn more about training here.
Commitment and Time Involved
- 32 week study
- three and one-half to four hours of independent study each week (40 minutes daily for leaders and 30 minutes daily for group members) in preparation for weekly group meetings.
- Attendance at weekly 2.5 hour meetings.
Disciple: Under The Tree Of Life Planning Kit
In the Planning Kit you will find everything you need to be a leader. The kit includes:
Each member of the group needs a study manual and a Bible. The Bible is the text for the study and the study manual will guide group members in their study and preparation for the weekly group session. The study manual also includes suggestions for individual research and study-related activities. Space is provided for taking notes while reading Scripture, for recording thoughts and questions arising out of daily study, and for notes during the weekly group session.
In the front of the teacher helps is a section of general information on effectively using the study manual, preparing to lead the weekly group meeting, following the proper schedule and procedure, tips for leading discussion, and suggestions for creating and maintaining a caring climate in the study group.
Process suggestions in the teacher helps enable full participation by all members of the group as a result of disciplined daily study. A one-page plan for each of the weekly group sessions follows an established schedule and procedure, with an amount of time designated for each section in the plan. Each session plan includes suggestions for group study of a selected passage of Scripture.
Helps congregations plan for implementing Disciple Bible Study in their church. Includes program background and plan as well as sign-up sheets, sample calendars, an outline for informational meeting, and many reproducible pages for promoting the study in your church.
Four of the five videos in this set contain video segments of approximately ten minutes each that serve as the starting point for discussion in weekly study sessions. The fifth video is the unique component that guides an interactive worship experience of the book of Revelation. Click here for more video information.
Disciple Imprinted Briefcase
This is a soft-sided briefcase with the Disciple IV logo embossed on the front flap. The Briefcase has large main compartments and one zippered pocket on the flap. It also has an adjustable /detachable shoulder strap.
An Implementation resource can be downloaded separately.
We recommended The New Interpreter’s Study Bible.
More Questions? Visit the Disciple site for more information.