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.

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