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Disciple Classes

Disciple is an intensive Bible study designed to help participants become better disciples of Christ. It is Bible study aimed at transformation-not just information.Classes usually begin the first week in September, end in May, and are limited to 12 people per class. Class dates and times are usually determined at an initial meeting. Four levels of study are available at St. James.

DISCIPLE I: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY

A 34-week study that moves through the biblical story from Creation to the New Jerusalem. The hoped-for results of the program are to develop biblically nourished persons committed to live as disciples.

DISCIPLE II: INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD

A 32-week study of Genesis-Exodus and Luke-Acts. This study emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world individually and corporately.

DISCIPLE III: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE

A 32-week study of The Prophets and The Letters of Paul. It calls clergy and laity to disciplined Bible study that will result in a ministering community nourished by Scripture.

DISCIPLE IV: UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE

A 32-week study of Old Testament Writings and the Gospel of John; 1,2,3 John; James; Jude and Revelation in the New Testament. It continues to call clergy and laity to serious, disciplined Bible study that will result in development of biblically nourished servant-leaders.

Disciple I is the prerequisite for all other Disciple classes. Disciple II, III and IV do not have to be taken in sequence. Registration for classes occurs in August and classes usually run from September through May.

For 2008-2009: Disciple I class meets on Tuesday nights 6:30-9:00 PM in room 217 with Dave Himmelsbach as the facilitator. Disciple IV meets on Sunday afternoons 3:00-4:30 PM in room 217 with Cal Seaquist as the facilitator.

Contact Dave Himmelsbach (769-7686), call the church office (548-1680) or e-mail:info@sjumc.org or dshimmels@charter.net, if you are interested in taking a class.