Group Bible Studies and other classes are often offered on Wednesday Nights.
Disciple Bible Study
ALL PHASES OF DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY ARE OFFERED TO OUR CONGREGATION AND COMMUNITY ON A ROTATING BASIS.
The Disciple Bible Study program has been an active and important feature of the Christian Education ministry at Johns Creek UMC for almost 20 years. Disciple emphasizes disciplined reading of and listening to the Scriptures. It results in biblically nourished persons committed to live as disciples of Christ. Students use both the Bible and the study manual to complete daily reading assignments. These reading assignments generally take about 30 minutes per day. The study book also includes commentary and questions for reflection and response. Classes are held at the church and meet weekly for 2 to 2 ½ hours for 30 to 34 weeks. Classes include video presentations with commentary by some of today’s leading Biblical scholars, class discussion, and prayer.
Each phase of Disciple emphasizes a unique aspect of the Bible and the Christian faith.
All classes are facilitated by clergy or trained lay facilitators.
The Disciple Bible Study program has been an active and important feature of the Christian Education ministry at Johns Creek UMC for almost 20 years. Disciple emphasizes disciplined reading of and listening to the Scriptures. It results in biblically nourished persons committed to live as disciples of Christ. Students use both the Bible and the study manual to complete daily reading assignments. Disciple 1 Fast Track takes students through the entire bible in a 24 week period.
For more information, contact Pastor Lori at losborn@Johnscreekumc.org
DISCIPLE I – BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY:
Disciple I surveys both the Old and New Testaments. It utilizes a theme each week to organize the study and reflection. In Disciple I 85% of the entire Bible will be read. Disciple I is a prerequisite to all other Disciple affiliated studies.
DISCIPLE II – INTO THE WORD, INTO THE WORLD
Disciple II concentrates on Genesis, Exodus, Luke, & Acts. Because the readings are less extensive than Disciple I, there is more time for reflection and opportunity for a greater in-depth study. Disciple II encourages persons to open themselves to hearing what God has to say to them through the Bible and to be guided into their particular ministry in the world.
DISCIPLE III – REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE
Disciple III concentrates on the writings of the major and minor prophets and the letters of the Apostle Paul. Explore early church history and the power and faith of those who answered the call to witness.
DISCIPLE IV – UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE
Disciple IV is a study of the wisdom writings of the Hebrew Scriptures along with the New Testament offerings of John’s Gospel, the letters of John, and the Book of Revelation. Present throughout the study is the sense of living toward completion – toward the climax of the message and the promised picture in the revelation.
Christian Believer concentrates on the classical doctrines of the Christian faith – those that emerged in early Christianity as it struggled to understand its scripture and its experience of Jesus Christ. These doctrines remain central to church teaching and distinguish Christianity from other faiths. Disciple I and one other Disciple class are prerequisites for Christian Believer.
JESUS IN THE GOSPELS
Jesus in the Gospels concentrates on the portraits of Jesus that emerge from the four Gospels. To know who Jesus is, we must study Jesus in the Gospels. By studying the mission and message of Christ, we can work towards carrying that intended message to the world. Disciple I and one other Disciple class are prerequisites to Jesus in the Gospels.