About this title: This 10 week, in-depth, high commitment Bible study is modeled after the basic design of DISCIPLE Bible study. The study will be based on these underlying principles of DISCIPLE: (1) The Bible is the starting point for the study, (2) expects preparation on the part of individual participants, (3) includes a weekly discussion in a small-group setting that builds community, (4) assumes that the leader functions as facilitator, (5) contains a video component, and (6) identifies some mark of discipleship. The study will not require training for the leader and will be based on weekly group meetings of one to one-and-one half hours. A class is structured as follows: GATHERING Around God 's Word Welcome and View Video Part 1- presentation of material by a scholar Discuss video ENCOUNTERING God 's Word in the Text Discuss daily reading assignments Interpretive exercise concentrating on one focal passage EXAMINING God 's Word in Context View Video Part 2 - provides context through archeology, history, art, etc. Discuss video presentation and commentary The Planning Kit will consist of one video (DVD and VHS formats), one Leader's Guide and one Participant's Book.
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