DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders.
The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the
wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the
work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the
participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the
The first study in the program is DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH
BIBLE STUDY, a thirty-four week overview of the entire Bible.
Commitment and time involved:
Three and one-half to four hours of independent study each week
(40 minutes daily for leaders and 30 minutes daily for group members) in
preparation for weekly group meetings.
Attendance at weekly 2.5 hour meetings.
Video presentations for DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY
reflect our changing world, with a new and diverse team of expert
commentators tailored to the study manual’s proven format. DISCIPLE I
video set was revised in 2004 for more contemporary, inclusive
presentation without altering the Bible scholarship. The host for these
presentations is Dr. Emerson B. Powery – Associate Professor of Theology
and Chair of the Department of Theology at Lee University, Cleveland,
We recommend the New Interpreters Study Bible
Dr. Emerson B. Powery, Professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Peter E. Enns, biblical scholar living in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Celia Brewer Sinclair, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.
Dr. Thomas B. Dozeman, Professor of Hebrew Bible at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Cheryl B. Anderson, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.
Dr. Kathleen A. Robertson Farmer, Professor Emerita in Old Testament at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Jin Hee Han, Professor of Biblical Studies at New York Theological Seminary in New York City.
Julia M. O’Brien, Paul H. and Grace L. Stern Professor of Old Testament
at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Melody D. Knowles, Associate Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.
Rev. Mark Price, Minister of Spiritual Formation at Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tennessee.
Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, Professor of Theological Studies and
Director of Peace Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles,
Dr. Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Michael Joseph Brown, Associate Professor of New Testament and
Christian Origins at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in
Dr. Thomas E. Boomershine, writer and producer of multimedia resources for the interpretation of the Bible in digital culture.
Dr. R. Alan Culpepper, Dean of the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jamie Clark-Soles, Associate Professor of New Testament at Perkins
School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Aida Besançon Spencer, Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Richard B. Hays, Dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New
Testament at The Divinity School, Duke University, in Durham, North
Dr. Gay L. Byron, Baptist Missionary Training School
Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Colgate Rochester
Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York.
Dr. Brad R. Braxton, Baptist minister, biblical scholar, and teacher of preaching.
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, Bishop of the Phoenix Area of The United Methodist Church.
David A. deSilva, Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament
and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio.
Leticia Guardiola-Sáenz, Assistant Professor in the School of Theology
and Ministry, Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington.
Craig C. Hill, Research Professor of Theological Pedagogy and Executive
Director of D.Min. and M.A.C.P. Degree Programs at The Divinity School,
Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina.
Mr. John S. Mogabgab, founding editor of Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life.
Dr. Zan W. Holmes, Jr., retired pastor of St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas.