Disciple & Outreach program is a collaborative ministry for the promotion and development of DISCIPLE Bible Study ministries
in local churches and other outreach settings. Disciple & Outreach Program is an incorporated ministry.
To open the hearts of many congregations to the needs of school, hospital and prison ministry and missions in general.
Inmates who attend local churches on passes for worship and other programs have witnessed the breaking down of many
barriers, such as race, fear, and misunderstanding that divide God’s people.
Restoring lives together
To develop and strengthen Bible study ministries in local churches and in outreach settings - especially schools, hospitals &
prisons - which will transform lives, make disciples, and empower Christians for outreach ministry.
Our Discipleship Academy is designed for congregational and community growth and development in the Word of God.
DISCIPLE Bible Study transforms the lives of persons who participate in a biblical and spiritual journey in ways that nourish the
congregation while fostering an community environment that nurtures and encourages people to live as disciples of Christ.
The DISCIPLE Bible Study program is designed to develop strong local churches through the in-depth study of Scripture.
Through DISCIPLE, persons are strengthened in their faith and guided into service and ministry. Strong, biblically nourished
leadership will help your church grow in vitality and Christian discipleship.
What to Expect
The purpose of DISCIPLE Bible study is “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”
~Ephesians 4:12. What you can expect from the DISCIPLE Bible Study program is a biblically nourished person committed to
live as disciples. Persons taking part in this study will learn the meaning of servant leadership, which is the term practiced
within Faith Community Church -- "Servant-Leader."
DISCIPLE aims at transformation, not just information.
• Why Study DISCIPLE?
• The DISCIPLE Group
• Commitment and Time Involved
Why Study DISCIPLE?
This is a foundational question and the answer is biblical supported in both Old and New Testament Scripture. DISCIPLE is a
program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. It focuses on the disciple as learner, believer,
follower, proclaimer, and servant while providing the fellowship of a small group for study, prayer, preparation, support, and
DISCIPLE assumes that the Bible is key to renewal in the church and affirms that the canon was formed as it is in order for
God to speak to us. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a
revelation of God and draws upon the work of scholars to aid understanding of the Bible.
The DISCIPLE Group
DISCIPLE is based on the model of Jesus and the twelve disciples. Small groups between 4-14 formed and gather for weekly
study. We have found that fewer members can limit the discussion, and if a member or two leaves the group, it becomes
much harder to continue. Having more than 14 members can also limit discussion, with too many people involved, and make
it easier for persons to be less prepared and committed to the study.
The Lead Leader’s commitment will include:
Inviting group members who gather as a cohort to study, share and grow together as a Christian community and as
followers of Christ.
Guiding an orientation session and all the weekly study sessions of two and one-half hours each.
The group members’ commitment will include:
Studying about forty-five minutes daily in preparation for the weekly study session.
Participating in session and all of the weekly study sessions.
The successful, productive group will covenant together for full commitment to study and prepare and to attend and
participate. We recommend following the biblical pattern of Sabbath rest after six days of study.