Disciple Bible & Beyond
The writings in the Bible are one of the prime ways that we learn about God and what it means to follow Jesus and reading scripture is at the heart of our discipleship. The Bible is filled with stories of great faith, betrayal, hope, despair, and God’s steadfast love.
At Manchester UMC, we offer different Long-Term Bible Studies. These run 32-weeks on average and culminate with a graduation worship service at the end of the learning cycle. We use multiple resources including DISCIPLE, a renowned United Methodist Bible Study.
DISCIPLE is a program of Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study examines the Old and New Testaments, 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.
Many of our teachers and facilitators pair DISCIPLE with other resources. Through these courses, you are invited into a journey of discovery that will impact your life in remarkable ways.
2021-2022 Disciple Graduation – Tuesday, May 24 at 7p
Everyone is invited to attend the 2021-2022 Disciple Graduation on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the Manchester UMC Historic Chapel. This special worship service will celebrate those individuals who completed their Disciple class.
Please complete one form per person:
Disciple & Beyond 2022-2023 Class Offerings
Enroll now for the Disciple & Beyond 2022-2023 classes! If you are looking for an in-depth Bible study, then choose one of our Disciple & Beyond classes below:
Disciple & Beyond 1B
Weds, Sept. 7, 2022-May 3, 2023, 10a OR 6:30p
An in-depth, 30-week study of New Testament through the Jewish and Christian perspectives. We will look at how the Jewish traditions and Jewish Bible (Tanach) influenced the life of Christ and the formation of the church. What influenced the books chosen to be part of the Bible as we know it? These are some of the issues we will address. Learn more
Disciple and Beyond 2
Weds, Aug. 31, 2022-May 10, 2023, 6:30p
This 32-week study that offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God. It explores all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service. Learn more
For more information, please email Tiffany Conway.
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