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.
first study in the program is DISCIPLE: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study,
a thirty-four week overview of the entire Bible.
Commitment and Time
- 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.
I Teacher Helps guides Disciple group leaders through each
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 group.
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