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Join Soapstone UMC beginning in September 2023 for Disciple Online 4: Under the Tree of Life. This study concentrates on Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation. Everything can be done from home on your computer.
Needed for the course:
- High speed internet access
- A computer with an internal or external camera with microphone
- A study Bible and a Disciple 4 Bible Study manual
- An adventurous spirit and desire to study the Bible in a new way!
Using the Disciple 4 Bible Study manual as a guide, learners will find and reflect on 30-minute daily readings for 32 weeks. You will then go online for videos of Bible scholars discussing the weekly scripture passages and to use the online Discussion Board to share views on what you are reading and hearing as well as prayer requests and mutual support and encouragement.
The group will gather in weekly Zoom meetings on Sundays at 2:30 pm Eastern time. The orientation meeting will be on Sunday, September 10 at 2:30 pm ET. To find what time this is for you, go to the Time Zone Converter.
The study is open to anyone, but the number of spaces for participation are limited. Facilitator Bill Poston of Soapstone UMC in Raleigh, NC will encourage discussions of the weekly readings. Participants will covenant together to faithfully study the scripture.
Upon enrolling in the course, materials and fees include:
- The $20 BeADisciple fee covers the online assignments, support for the software, and access to the videos.
- The Disciple 4 Bible Study manual: Disciple IV Under the Tree of Life is approximately $46.00 and must be ordered separately from enrollment.
For more information on the group, please contact Bill Poston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical support is available from Michael Beardslee at email@example.com.
Number of weeks: 32
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: Yes
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
About the Instructor
Bill Poston is a lifelong United Methodist who has been a student and facilitator of Disciple Bible Study since the 1990’s. Since retiring after 30 years as a government public information officer, Bill returned to Disciple Bible Study at his church, Soapstone UMC in Raleigh, NC. In 2020, the church found BeADisciple as an online study platform, and Bill discovered the Wesley Academy as a great fit for his fascination with John Wesley and Methodism. He received his certificate of completion from the Wesley Academy in 2022 and has shepherded his church Bible Study group in completing Disciple 1, 2, and 3.