COMMUNITY CHURCH
Thursday, October 30, 2014
An Ecumenical and Inclusive Fellowship of the United Methodist Church

Disciple Bible Study

 
Disciple History


In March 1986 a group of eighteen gathered in Flower Mound, TX, committed to a dream of developing a Bible study for training Christian Disciples. Together they shaped the dream into a vision of what became DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY.

In July of 1989, three years after the Flower Mound gathering that gave birth to DISCIPLE, word had come across the church that lives were being changed and churches renewed. A group gathered once again and took on the challenge of providing another life-changing study. The result was DISCIPLE: INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD with the challenge of going deeper into the Word and out into the world.

Another three years later in December of 1992 another gathering took place and the new study took shape. Experience confirmed direction and congregations were ready to confront and be confronted by the hard words of the prophets. The result - DISCIPLE: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE, the third study in what would become a four-phase program.

Finally, in 2001, the fourth and final study of the original DISCIPLE program was published. From Creation to the New Jerusalem – that was the promise and the vision. DISCIPLE: UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE was published and groups would study The Writings and Revelation. The journey was long and in-depth and would take congregations through the Bible twice.

BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY provides an overview of the entire Bible. The next three studies deal with specific books in more detail. DISCIPLE BIBLE
STUDIES have been influential in transforming the lives of 1.5 million people. These studies also have led to the development of CHRISTIAN BELIEVER and JESUS IN THE GOSPELS.
As lives are changed and products are developed, DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY continues to grow.

Beginning Thursday, October 4, 2012  Community Church at Ocean Pines will offer a 34 week Disciple I Bible Study.  This is an in-depth study  which will cover about 70 percent of the Bible.  If you are interested of have questions, contact Lou Magsamen (410) 641-5433.