"If you make my word your home, you will indeed be my disciples.”
Are you hungry for God’s Word? DISCIPLE Bible Study can help transform your spiritual life into a life that is rooted in God’s Word, prayer, and discipleship, as you nurture and encourage others to live as disciples of Christ too!
Most recently, in 2012/13, the DISCIPLE II series INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD, was offered as part of our KirkNight Activities. It is in-depth study of Genesis and Exodus in the Fall, and Luke/Acts in the Spring.
DISCIPLE I is an overview of the whole Bible and is offered every other year. It is a part of our Core Foundation Series, an expectation of all leaders at FPCOKC. If you are interested in DISCIPLE I, abnd being a part of a serious commitment to Bible study like this, contact Pastor Matt.
About the DISCIPLE Series:
The DISCIPLE Bible Study program is designed to develop strong Christian leaders through the in-depth study of Scripture. Through DISCIPLE, persons are strengthened in their faith and guided into service and ministry. Strong, biblically nourished leadership will help your church grow in vitality and Christian discipleship. This series of four in-depth, high committment studies will take participants from Genesis through Revelation twice, once in an overview during Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study (DISCIPLE I), and then more in depth through the subsequent three phases. The subsequent phases do not need to be taken in any particular order, but it is highly recommended to complete Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study first. Disciple I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study is divided between Old and New Testaments and takes participants from Genesis through Revelation prompting them along the way to consider their human condition and become disciples. ~ 34 weeks.
More information about DISCIPLE II:
INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD encourages persons to open themselves to hearing what God has to say to them through the Bible and to be guided into service in the world by Scripture and their study of it.
This thirty-two-week study selects specific portions of Scripture and delves deeper into them. Depth study of Scripture will be the work both of individual members and of the group in its weekly meeting. Equal attention is given to both the Old and New Testament with concentration on four books: Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts (eight lessons on each book). Appropriate connections are made to other parts of Scripture both through reading and study assignments and through commentary in the study manual. Participants will read familiar passages, see them in fresh ways, and anticipate that God will speak through them.
INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD is prepared for those who have completed 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. The purpose is 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 as under discipline 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.