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 DVD Set
The video component of 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 group sessions and are designed to accomplish several purposes:
- To provide a common base of information to group members
- To establish the context or setting for a particular portion of Scripture
- To allow scholarly presentations on passages, themes, words, and images in Scripture
- To connect Scripture and life experience.
We recommend The New Interpreter’s Study Bible
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