Disciple Bible Study is enriching, informational, transformational, faith deepening and offers time to develop deep lasting friendships as you study, reflect and pray together as a group.

Disciple contains three elements that have been identified as key to Bible study: 1.  It is conversational. 2. It puts scripture in context. 3.  It provides opportunities for application.

It sounds like a really big commitment. Why should I take Disciple Bible Study?

Participating in Disciple Bible Study is a big commitment and it pays big dividends. Many participants describe it as “life-changing.” Most people find that their knowledge and understanding of the Bible increases dramatically, but they also find their lives being transformed by the power of God working through God’s Word and the support, encouragement, and challenge of the group.

Where do I start?

Disciple I, the recommended prerequisite for all other Disciple Bible Studies, covers the entire Biblical story, from Genesis to Revelation. Subsequent studies take Disciple participants deeper into selected portions of Scripture in both the Old and New Testament. All studies include in the format a weekly theme word, theme verse, statement of the human condition, daily and weekly assignments, and prayer.


Disciple 1 provides a foundational overview of the Bible. Beginning with Genesis and continuing through Revelation, group members will read approximately 80% of the Bible in this 24 “Fast Track” or 32 week study. Disciple 1 is great for those at any place in their faith journey.


Disciple 2 is an in-depth study of Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Genesis and Exodus are foundational books of the Bible that cover creation, Noah, Abraham, Moses and more. You will also study the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts and be encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines. (32 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)


Disciple 3 examines the major and minor Old Testament prophets and the 13 Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Several themes weave their way through the study-the call to remember; the call to repentance; the need for renewed vision and the place of community. (24 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)


Disciple 4 concentrates on the Old Testament writings not in the Torah or the Prophets, such as Psalms and Proverbs, and the Gospel. (32 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)

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Current Disciple Classes:

Fall 2019/Spring 2020:

Disciple 1: Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 11:15 a.m. with Rev. Dennis Meaker

Disciple 3: Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. with Beth Jacobs.

Classes begin in the fall and follow the school calendar. Your leader will notify you with the specific start date as classes do not all begin the same week. Books are available to purchase at $35.00 for Disciple 1 & $30.00 for Disciple 3 books at registration, and scholarships are available through Rev. Sarah Carty.

For additional information and to register contact Pastor Sarah at scarty@franklinfumc.org .