This is a seven week study that focuses on deepening our relationship with God.
Bill Edmondson & Myke Griffeth; Facilitators DISCIPLE III – REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE This group studies most of the Old Testament Prophets and the letters of the Apostle Paul. The importance of the connection between memory and identity as the people of God is explored. 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. Several 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”. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.
Jeff Knight & Wayne Smith; Facilitators The Disciple I Fast Track program is a 24 week program following the curriculum of the foundation of the DISCIPLE Bible Study program. DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY believes that the bible can bring renewal to the church and the individual. It recognizes the human-divine nature of the Bible. DISCIPLE affirms that the canon was formed for God to speak to us. BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY gives equal time to both the Old and New Testament, emphasizing the whole Bible as God’s revelation. DISCIPLE aims at transformation, not just information. DISCIPLE invites all to bring their experiences and struggles to the Scriptures. 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.
Larry Horton & Marge McConnell; Facilitators DISCIPLE II -INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scriptures. The participants are encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture to change habits and transform 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 is in community and in ministry to the world. INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD approaches all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service.