December 1, 2021 7:00pm
Contact: Gary Mann e
Beginning August 25
Wednesdays | 7:00-9:30 p.m. | In person & Zoom
Leader: Gary Mann
Becoming Disciples through Bible Study is the foundation of the Disciple Program and a step toward becoming biblically literate. Disciple assumes that the bible is the key to renewal in the church. It recognizes the human/divine nature of the Bible: the actual texts of Scripture were written by human beings like ourselves in their cultural settings, under the divine inspiration of God. Disciple affirms that the canon was formed as it is in order for God to speak to us.
Becoming Disciples through Bible Study gives equal time to both the Old and New Testament, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as the revelation of God. Disciple aims at transformation, not just information, and calls on persons to submit themselves to examination by Scripture, to put themselves under the power of God's Word, and to be changed by God's Word. Disciple invites persons to bring their experiences and struggles to the Scripture. All persons know something is amiss with their existence and yearn for the Word from God. Becoming Disciples through Bible Study uses biblical language and images and draws upon the work of scholars to aid understanding of the Bible.
This 17-week study requires reading large portions of Scripture each week and is based on careful study and preparation. The Old Testament was the basis for the lessons last Spring. This fall the emphasis will be on the New Testament.
The titles of the sessions along with theme words; theme verses; and major persons, events, and topics will set the sequence of the biblical story in the minds of the participants. The principal Scripture for each session follows the chronological movement of the biblical story.
The study uses the NRSV version of the Bible as recommended by the United Methodist Church group that created the program.
A study manual is required and cost $39.00. Scholarships are available if needed.
Six members are already registered for the fall semester.
For more information about this study contact Gary Mann. Click on his email address above.