BIBLE Studies


This is the Disciple Bible Study curriculum that was selected for the 32 week study that will be conducted in our church. Participants in Disciple Under the Tree of Life will grow closer to God through daily Scripture reading and preparation the discussions in the weekly group meeting. The study manual guides daily study of the biblical text and calls for written responses that become the subjects for discussion in the weekly group meeting. The study will be co-taught by Pastor Tim and Heidi Griffiths. The study will concentrate on Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation. Emphasis on the Psalms as Israel’s hymnbook and prayer book leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in the study. The Psalm of the week will lead people into a deeper life of prayer using Psalms as a guide. It is to be prayed aloud both daily and weekly in the study group session. The titles of the sessions along with theme words and theme verses, and major persons, events, and topics will set the sequence of the Biblical story in the minds of the participants. The principal Scripture for each session follows the chronological movement of the Biblical story. Each member of the group needs a study manual and a Bible. The study manual includes weekly suggestions on experiencing the Psalm of the week to pay attention to feelings as well as words. The recommended Bible for the study is the New Interpreter’s Study Bible NRS version, but any study Bible will be helpful. The Bible readings are the focus of the study and the study manual will guide group members in their study and preparation for the weekly group session. The study manual also includes suggestions for individual research and study-related activities. A commitment of time is involved: the study includes 32 weekly studies. Each week requires about ½ hour per day of independent study (40 minutes daily for leaders and 30 minutes daily for group members) in preparation for weekly group meetings. The weekly meetings are 2- 2.5 hours. Each week’s study is a stand alone unit so if you know you will need to miss one or more of the classes you will be able to keep up the readings through the study manual and not loose your place. Study manuals cost $38, if that is an issue for you let me know, we will make a way. The study will begin on Wednesday October 10 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Email Pastor Tim for more information at