The DISCIPLE Bible Study Programme was developed by a team of pastors and lay persons in the United Methodist Church, and is intended to help Christians engage with the Bible in small groups. It pioneered the use of video in Bible study, which enables small groups to draw upon the work of scholars, combined with personal Bible reading and dynamic group discussion, to aid understanding of the Bible. The Bible is the text for this Bible Study Programme and is a tool which God has used to transform lives, and not just inform minds.
DISCIPLE Facilitators’ Training
Disciple Agency (DA) conducts training for facilitators to run the DISCIPLE Bible Study Programme in local churches. In order to be eligible to trained as facilitators, you must:
- Must be theologically-trained, OR for lay applicants with no theological training, must have graduated from at least D1, and also have graduated from the course they are applying to facilitate (e.g. if applying to be trained as facilitator for D3, they must have themselves completed and graduated from D3). Lay applicants require recommendation by their pastor.
- For both clergy and lay, if applying to be trained as facilitators for D2, D3, or D4, they must first have completed training as facilitator for D1.
- DISCIPLE: BDTBS is a pre-requisite for DISCIPLE: IWIW, DISCIPLE: RWYA, and DISCIPLE: UTOL.
- You are encouraged to first complete the DISCIPLE course before attending the training. For example, to register for BDTBS leaders’ training after you have successfully completed BDTBS course.
For an in-depth understanding of the DISCIPLE COURSE, go to https://message.methodist.org.sg/mcs-focus-disciple-agency/ or scan the QR code
A new DISCIPLE course will be starting soon! For more information and updates on the course times/dates:
Since 10 March 2020, I have been conducting the DISCIPLE class via Zoom. We have journeyed with the Patriarchs, sung praises and lamented with the Psalmists, marvelled at the majestic works of God and His sovereignty in the history of Israel. We are crossing into the New Testament in two weeks’ time and looking forward to radical discipleship.
—Pastor BK (May 2020)
From Sunday schools at age four with the neighbours
Through the disagreeable teens, to a questioning young adult
God was, is and will always draw me close to Him
Through encounters, rebukes and gentle reminders, You draw me close
A season of flawed churches and leaders
Evoking disappointment, sadness and ultimately apathy
Then You draw me close yet again
Marking this Discipleship class our meeting place
Knowing the beautiful life you have planned for me
On this earth and in heaven
Learning, understanding, appreciating and seeing
The importance of our hearts over deeds
You planted new friends for this season
We disagree, pray, laugh and encourage
And the veil is lifted, on the march of my Christian heartbeat
My rock stabilises and my heart rejoices
I step out in courage and in inspiration
To live and breathe as you imagined
Sensitive to your loving beckoning calls
Drawing closer to my God
—Winnie Pua (DISCIPLE 1), Wesley Methodist Church
Visuals courtesy of Disciple Agency