Hosts share insights related to the week's session and help the group think about what they've learned and how it applies to their lives. The DVD includes 24 weekly video clips of 3-5 minutes each.
This Disciple Fast Track
is an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study: Remember Who You Are
. The study is ideal for busy people who want to fit an in-depth Bible study into their schedule. The study retains the familiar Disciple
format with its theme word, theme verse, statement of the human condition, daily and weekly assignments, and prayer.
This study examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community.
In this study, there are 12 sessions on the Old Testament major and minor Prophets (except Daniel) and on the thirteen New Testament letters traditionally attributed to Paul. 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." Daily reading assignments are designed to establish the historical context in which the prophets and Paul worked. Readers will encounter "The Word of the Lord," with comments on Scripture and amplification of meaning, as well as "Marks of Obedient Community," which identifies beliefs, attitudes, and actions of the obeying community. "Marks" is the faith response to "Our Human Condition."
Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks, studying the Prophets and Paul's letters for 12 sessions each. Preparation is manageable, with 3–5 chapters of the Bible to read each day.
Minimal additional preparation is needed for the leader—just prepare handouts and follow the Leader Guide. Weekly sessions last 75 minutes. Flexible for use with small groups of 8–14, or for large groups of 15–100.
, an ordained elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, is the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Costa Mesa, California. With roots in Canada and Mississippi, she is a graduate of Duke Divinity School. An actor, artist, author, and speaker, Sarah uses her many gifts to share God’s love with others. Sarah has a passion for music, traveling, acting, creating art, watching and participating in sports, and enjoying all with which God has gifted us. Kimberly Montenegro
, an ordained elder in the California-Nevada Annual Conference, is the pastor of Fair Oaks United Methodist Church in Fair Oaks, California. She served previously as the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Tracy, California. Kim felt her call to serve people while living and working in the same house as Helen Prejean in New Orleans, where she taught GED classes and tutored children. She also served a New Monastic community in the Bronx, ministering with people in deep poverty. Brian O. Sigmon
is an acquisitions editor at The United Methodist Publishing House, where he edits books, Bible studies, and official resources for The United Methodist Church. He has a PhD in Old Testament Studies from Marquette University, where he taught courses in the Bible and theology. Brian finds great joy in thinking deeply about the Christian faith and helping people of all backgrounds deepen their understanding of Scripture. He also blogs about the Bible, theology, and the universe. Joseph Yoo
serves as a pastor at First United Methodist Church of Pearland, Texas, previously serving at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Santa Barbara, California. Joseph spent much of his life in Hawaii and attended the University of Hawaii. He received his MDiv from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. His hope is to make an impact in the community he serves through and with God’s name, love, grace, and hope—making the message and love of Christ relevant to the community and beyond. Joseph loves to laugh (loudly), and often at his own jokes.