DISCIPLE: INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD is the second study in the four-phase Disciple program and is prepared for those who are graduates of DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY. This study proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture. The importance of keeping Bible study related to witness is reinforced while participants are encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives. The study also emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world individually and corporately. This study understands the growing Christian as under discipline in community and in ministry to the world. INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD approaches all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service.
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: Into The Word Into The World 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.
DISCIPLE: INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD has a component unique to the study – The Basic Resource Library. This library consists of a set of books that will be used weekly by group members for reading, study, and research. Some of the books will provide historical, cultural, and geographical information; some will enhance Bible study skills; some will explore topics related to the Scripture being studied; and some will aid personal spiritual growth. Each week the books in the library will be circulated among group members, and specific assignments will be made. Not every person in the group will have a special assignment every week, but those who do will report on the assignment in the next weekly group meeting. Instructions and assignments related to the basic resource library will appear in the teacher helps and the study manual.
The video component of DISCIPLE: INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD consists of a set of videos with a ten-minute segment for use in each of the thirty-two weekly study sessions. The video segments serve as the starting point for the weekly sessions.
United Methodist Men's Study Guide
Bishop Richard B. Wilke, the principal architect and author of Disciple Bible Study, has produced a “Meditation and Action Guide” for UM men studying Disciple II. The guide offers personal meditations for men and weekly calls to action.
Disciple Imprinted Briefcase
This is a soft-sided briefcase with the Disciple II 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 here.
We recommend The New Interpreter’s Study Bible.
More Questions? Visit the Disciple site for more information.