DISCIPLE: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE is part of the four-phase DISCIPLE program and is prepared for those who have completed BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY. 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 thirty – two week study will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen 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”.
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: Remember Who You Are 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 calerdars, an outline for informational meeting, and many reproducible pages for promoting the study in your church.
Each segment of approximately ten minutes, to be shown at the beginning of the weekly meeting, focuses the group and stimulates discussion.
Unique Component DISCIPLE: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE has a component unique to this study – The Context Portfolio. The Context Portfolio is a set of maps and charts prepared especially for this study of the Prophets and Paul’s letters. It provides the setting or surrounding circumstances in which an event occurs. Items in the portfolio situate the prophets and Paul’s writings historically and geographically. Suggestions in the teacher helps and study manual will guide its use and stimulate individual interest. The Context Portfolio itself is a basic component intended for use in the group meetings; it is not optional. Each group needs weekly access to the materials in it.
Disciple Imprinted Briefcase
This is a soft-sided briefcase with the Disciple III 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 is available separately by download.
We recommend The New Interpreter’s Study Bible.
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