DISCIPLE II: 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.
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 Lapel Pin
In recognition of the discipline of weekly study for 32 weeks, we recommend that you give each group member a certificate of completion and a lapel pin.
Both are often given during a recognition service held after the conclusion of a group’s study. This recognition is often done during Sunday worship.
Occasionally, the lapel pins are given at the beginning along with the Study Manual.