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
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