Disciple Bible Study | The Woodlands Methodist Church

Disciple Bible Study

Monday

Studying the Bible is essential to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. Disciple Bible Study 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 and how to apply it in our daily lives.

Group Details

Disciple Bible Studies are co-ed and multi-generational, open to all adults. There are four primary studies in the series. Most studies are 24 weeks long, with two 12-week sessions in each of the Old and New Testaments.

Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

The first study in the program is Disciple Fast Track: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study, a 24-week overview of the entire Bible. Classes cover the entire Bible—from Genesis to Revelation—in a total of 24 weeks, broken down into two 12-week sessions, 3-5 chapters of the Bible to read daily. Weekly sessions last an hour to 75 minutes. Four video hosts provide approximately 5-minute video insights related to the week’s session to help recall important facts and offer insights. At the end of the 24-week study, participants have the opportunity to take a spiritual gifts assessment and determine meaningful ways they can serve and live out their discipleship commitment.

SPRING 2022 -- DISCIPLE 1: NEW TESTAMENT

We will offer a 12-week study of the New Testament this Spring. There will be orientation meetings on Monday, January 10th at 9:30 a.m. in Room B200 and 6:30 p.m. in room B200 to meet the study leader and group members, pick up study manual, and prepare for the first session. The study will be offered (zoom option available as needed):

Mondays, January 24 - April 11, 2022 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Room B202

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Mondays, January 24 - April 11, 2022 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Room B200 

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Disciple 2: Into The Word Into The World

Disciple Fast Track Into the Word, Into the World is designed to help participants hear God’s voice through studying the Scriptures, so they can go into the world as faithful witnesses and be of service to the world. The first 12 weeks covers Genesis–Exodus, and then Luke–Acts for the second 12 weeks. Into the Word helps readers deepen their understanding of Scripture and make connections between what they already know and what they are reading. Each week participants will encounter three spiritual disciplines, learn what they are, and how you can engage those disciplines. The first discipline varies from week to week, then moves into Sabbath and prayer. In every session, participants commit to how they will respond to Scripture in terms of ministry in the world. Into the World identifies some needs in the world for which ministry is needed and suggests possible responses, then invites participants to summarize the Scripture message that will shape their ministry and to decide what response and commitment to make to that message. Each week you will be guided in experiencing the gift of Sabbath rest and renewal. CDaily preparation is manageable, with 3–5 chapters of the Bible to read each day.

Studies begin again in September.


Disciple 3: Remember Who You Are

Disciple Fast Track Remember Who You Are examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will study the Old Testament Prophets for 12 weeks and then the Letters of Paul for 12 weeks, finding common themes including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. In this study, there are 12 sessions each on the Old Testament Major and Minor Prophets (except Daniel) and on the 13 New Testament letters traditionally attributed to Paul. 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." Daily reading assignments are designed to establish the historical context of the Prophets and of Paul. Readers will encounter "The Word of the Lord," with comments on Scripture and amplification of meaning, as well as "Marks of Obedient Community," which identifies beliefs, attitudes, and actions of the obeying community. "Marks" is the faith response to "Our Human Condition." "Marks" is the faith response to "Our Human Condition."

Studies begin again in September.


Disciple 4: Under The Tree of Life

Disciple 4 Under the Tree of Life is the final study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. This is a 32-week study that concentrates on Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation. Emphasis on the Psalms as Israel’s hymnbook and prayer book leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in the study. Present through the entire study is the sense of living toward completion—toward the climax of the message and the promise, extravagantly pictured in Revelation. The image of the tree and the color gold emphasize the prod and promise in the Scriptures. The word under in the title is meant to convey invitation, welcome, sheltering, security, and rest—home at last.

Studies begin again in September.




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