DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible.
The first study in the program is DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY, a thirty-four week overview of the entire Bible.
Commitment and Time Involved
- 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.
In recognition of the discipline of weekly study for 34 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.