The Disciple II Into the Word Into the World: Basic Resource Library consists of a set of books that will be used weekly by group members for reading, study, and research. Some of the books will provide historical, cultural, and geographical information; some will enhance Bible study skills; some will explore topics related to the Scripture being studied; and some will aid personal spiritual growth. Each week the books in the library will be circulated among group members, and specific assignments will be made. Not every person in the group will have a special assignment every week, but those who do will report on the assignment in the next weekly group meeting. Instructions and assignments related to the Basic Resource Library will appear in the teacher helps and the study manual.
The library contains:
- Genesis and Exodus
- The Common English Bible: Bible Dictionary
- The New Daily Study Bible-The Gospel of Luke
- The New Daily Study Bible-The Acts of the Apostles
- Oxford Bible Atlas, Third Edition
- Jews & Christians: A Troubled Family
The Basic Resource Library is a required component for Disciple II Into the Word Into the World. It is not an optional component.
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. Disciple: 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