The Disciple Year is an 8 month discipleship program that immerses participants in a deep discipleship program in the context of the local church. The program’s curriculum seeks to equip believers in three areas of discipleship—Biblical Story, Christian Belief, and Rhythms of Intimacy. By weaving these three elements into a holistic approach to discipleship, men and women can grow in their love for God, Scripture, and His mission.
The Disciple Year is for you. New believer? This class is for you. Seasoned believer? This class is for you.
The most fundamental and important claim in Christian theology is that God has made Himself known in Scripture. We’ll spend eight months working through major historical-redemptive events in salvation history in order to come to a greater understanding of who God is and what He has done to reconcile the world to Himself in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
All Christian belief and theology is rooted in what is revealed in Scripture. As the curriculum moves through the Bible, significant time will be spent teaching and articulating the major doctrines of the Christian faith, and we will see that doctrine, insofar as it is rooted in the Christian Story, is foundational for all disciples of Jesus Christ.
A significant component of the year is considering how Biblical Story and Christian Belief shape and form us into the kind of people who live in the world according to the way of Jesus Christ. In the Disciple Year, we hope to form people into servants, worshipers, members, and disciple-makers fluent in gospel doctrine and living.
The class meets every Tuesday at 7:00-8:30 PM (unless canceled) over two semesters. Class sessions include teaching, small group discussions, and formation exercises.
Participants in The Disciple Year will be asked and held accountable to faithfully attend class and complete assignments throughout the program from August to May. Each week will have required reading from the Scriptures and printed materials and additional books spread throughout the course. Growth Work typically takes at least an hour once a week.
You Are a Theologian by Jen Wilkin and J.T. English
God’s Big Picture by Vaughn Roberts
Class Binder with notes
Participating in a small group is a crucial component of The Disciple Year. Because we believe in the nature of doing theology in community, the year will be spent in conversation with this group about what is learned in class. Committing to the group is a foundational part of the learning experience.
The total cost for participants is $50 for the year and helps to cover the cost of books, binders, and printed materials.