North West Durham Methodist Circuit

Deepening Discipleship Making More Disciples


The Disciple Bible study course has transformed the lives of individuals and congregations in many parts of Great Britain and across the world. It has drawn people closer to God, deepened their discipleship and opens their eyes into the way that God is leading them.

The course moves through the biblical story from creation in Genesis to the New Jerusalem in Revelation. There are theme words and verses, key characters, events and topics which fix the sequence of the biblical story in the minds of the participants.

Disciple is studied in a group of up to ten, with two group leaders. It meets weekly over a year (with space for holidays etc.). Each group meeting begins with a time of devotion and a short DVD presentation, before questions and activities applying the Bible reading to the context of the participants' daily lives.

As part of Disciple everyone commits to a daily personal Bible study of 30-45 minutes, which is then picked up in the weekly meetings.

Everyone receives a manual, with the reading framework, covering 70% of the Bible and space for writing notes. Leaders have a facilitation manual, but are also group participants.

We ( North West Durham Circuit) are going to be running two groups from September (2017)

One on Monday evenings in Lanchester starting on 11th September and the other on Tuesday evenings in Annfield Plain on 12th September. 

Both groups will be meeting in peoples' houses. This year we have had a huge response.The Monday group has 15 participating plus two leaders and the Tuesday group has 11 participating plus two leaders. We have a reserve list for the Monday group as it is too large to take any more however, if anyone is interested in joining us, there are two places still available for the Tuesday group.  

The course will also run next year (2018) on a Monday evening, so if anyone would like to book a place, or would like any further information please contact Janet Quinlan.   (

For more general information, including a series of introductory videos click here