III: Remember Who You Are is part of the four-phase DISCIPLE program and is
prepared for those who have completed Disciple I: 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.
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”.
Commitment and Time Involved
- 32 week
- 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
- Attendance at
weekly 2.5 hour meetings
The Teacher Helps
provides an outline for an orientation session and process suggestions for each
of the weekly group sessions. It does not
contain new or additional content for the leader to present to the group.
A one-page teaching
plan is provided for each session. Weekly
group sessions follow a set pattern, with designated amounts of time for each
step. Suggestions for group activity are specific and clearly related to the
Scripture being studied.
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
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