Let’s grow together! Look over the Disciple class opportunities below for 2021-2022, and when you’re ready to sign up for a class click the “register” button. Once you’ve registered be sure to purchase your needed class materials. 
DISCIPLE I: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study
Day                   Time               Start Date       Location                    Leader                             Length
Wednesdays   6:30-8:30pm      Sept 8      Dyer Hall & Online      Dr. Tommy Brumett      34 weeks

Disciple I groups move through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The first half of the course focuses on the Old Testament and the second half on the New Testament. Participants will read more than 70 percent of the Bible. The Bible readings for each lesson follow the chronological movement of the biblical story. Groups meet weekly for about two hours. Participants commitment to personal daily preparation (30-40 minutes) and weekly group meetings (34 weeks).

DISCIPLE I: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study (Fast Track)
Day           Time               Start Date   Location                Leaders                                                 Length
Sundays   6:00-7:30pm  Sept 12       Melissa UMC     Rev. Stacey Piyakhun/Brian Layman   24 weeks

Disciple I Fast Track groups move through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The first half of the course focuses on the Old Testament and the second half on the New Testament. This adaptation of the original Disciple 1 course is ideal for busy people who want to fit a comprehensive Bible study into their schedule. Classes cover the entire Bible—from Genesis to Revelation—but in a shorter time. The Bible readings for each lesson follow the chronological movement of the biblical story. Groups meet weekly. Participants commitment to personal daily preparation (30-40 minutes) and weekly group meetings (24 weeks).

DISCIPLE II Fast Track: Into the Word, Into the World 
Day                  Time                  Start Date             Location                  Leader                         Length
Tuesdays     9:30-11:30 am    Sept 7                   The Hub          Monty Forrester          24 weeks
This group study encourages you to open yourself to hear what God has to say to you through the Bible and to be guided into your particular ministry and witness in the world. This adaptation of the original Disciple 2 course is ideal for busy people who want to fit a comprehensive Bible study into their schedule. Equal attention is given to the Old and New Testaments, with concentration on four books: Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. Appropriate connections are made to other parts of the Bible, both through reading and study assignments and through the commentary in the study manual. Participants commit to personal daily preparation (30-40 minutes) and weekly group meetings (24 weeks).
 

DISCIPLE III: Remember Who You Are (Fast Track)

Day          Time               Start Date     Location                Leaders                                             Length

Sunday   6:00-7:30pm   Sept 12       Melissa UMC       Mark Stover/Mark Federmeyer      24 weeks

The study includes the Old Testament Prophets (from Isaiah to Malachi) and the New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul, and focuses on the connection between memory and identity for the people of God. Major themes include the call to remember, the call to repentance, the need for renewed vision, and the place of community. The Bible study is a call to turn our lives more and more toward God and encourages us to be a people who puts God first—a community of obedience. This adaptation of the original Disciple 3 course is ideal for busy people who want to fit a comprehensive Bible study into their schedule. Participants commit to personal daily preparation (30-40 minutes) and weekly group meetings (24 weeks).

DISCIPLE IV Fast Track: Under the Tree of Live

Day            Time                   Start Date          Location                  Leader                       Length

Sundays    4:30-6:00 pm     Sept 5               Parlor & Zoom         Dr. James Woods         32 weeks

Note: This class will not meet Sept. 12.

This study is the final study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The 32-week study 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.