The phrase “under the tree of life” conveys the promise of finding shelter, security, and rest in God’s love. DISCIPLE: Under the Tree of Life
is a 32-week study of the Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation. Participants will see the entire process of living toward final completion of rest and reward. A focus on the Psalms leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in this study.
Worship plays a central role in the Book of Revelation. Through a special video, Under the Tree of Life
, participants will have an interactive, sensory experience of the Book of Revelation as worship. The Revelation video is intended to move Disciple participants beyond the usual understanding of the Book of Revelation.
The Planning Kit contains everything a leader needs.
Study Manual - Guides group members in their study and preparation for the weekly group session. The study manual also includes suggestions for individual research and study-related activities. Space is provided for taking notes while reading Scripture, for recording thoughts and questions arising out of daily study, and for notes during the weekly group session.
Teacher Helps - Provides an outline for an orientation session and process suggestions for each of the weekly group sessions. Weekly group sessions follow a set pattern with designated amounts of time for each step. Suggestions for group activity are specific and clearly related to the Scripture being studied. A one-page teaching plan is provided.
DVD - Thirty–two video segments approximately ten minutes each to be shown at the beginning of the weekly meeting. The video focuses the group and stimulates discussion.
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 Bible.