DISCIPLESHIP & NURTURE
“If you make my Word your home, you will indeed be my disciples.” John 8:31, The New Jerusalem Bible
It is the hope and desire of D&N to help our congregation to grow in spiritual maturity building on the firm foundation of God’s Word. Some of us may be looking for short term book studies, some more in-depth reading of the bible, some may want to reinforce the sermon message with other Small Group members. D&N ministry aims to empower and equip you to be disciples of Christ with the following initiatives:
Walk Through The Bible (Click here to register)
Bible reading programme for both the young & mature in faith – anyone who wants to know God’s Word.
Typically, each book study will be between 4-8 weeks
Talk Through The Sermons
Listen & discuss sermon message –resources available to aid Small Group to discuss, reflect and apply the sermon message
321Go Spiritual Companionship
Study the bible with 2 other companions and support each through prayers. Season of 4 months each, three persons meet two hours once a month, to study God’s Word, book by book, together.
Christian Believer (Click here to register)
The Christian Believer program focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith—presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the use of words, symbols, and hymns. Over a 30-week period, participants will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars.
Go deeper into God’s Word & let Holy Spirit transformed you. This bible study programme has 4 stages, each stage lasts between 32 to 34 weeks. Anyone who desires to know God’s Word and are prepared to set aside time to complete weekly reading are welcome to embark on this rewarding journey although participants need to complete the DISCIPLE I foundation study before they can register for DISCIPLE II, III & IV. Participants are encouraged to complete Disciple 1, 2, 3 & 4 studies in chronological order.
DISCIPLE I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study (Click here to register)
This study gives the Old and New Testament equal emphasis, focusing on the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. It is a 34-week study in which the principal scripture for each session follows the chronological movement of the biblical story from Creation to the New Jerusalem. The study aims to develop believers to live as committed disciples of Jesus.
DISCIPLE II: Into The Word Into The World (Click here to register)
This is a 32-week in-depth study of Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts, which emphasises the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world. Participants are encouraged to practise spiritual disciplines that are scripturally based, for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives. Each week, participants will also be guided in experiencing the gift of Sabbath rest and renewal. The aim of this study is to take what is learned and to apply it to work in the world.
DISCIPLE III: Remember Who You Are (Click here to register)
This 32-week in-depth study of the prophets and the letters of Paul, focusing on the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. There are several themes in the study — the call to remember; the call to repentance; the need for renewed vision; and the place of community. These themes reflect the scriptures wherein the prophets and Paul are continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people “set apart”. Hence the Marks of Obedient Community each week echo the demand of the Prophets and Paul to put God first.
DISCIPLE IV: Under The Tree Of Life
This 32-week programme study in-depth the Old Testament writings, the Gospel of John, and the epistles of John, James, Jude and Revelation. The emphasis on the Psalms in the study as Israel’s hymn and prayer book leads participants to a sense of worship. Present throughout the entire study is a sense of living toward completion — toward the climax of the message and the promise, extravagantly pictured in the book of Revelation.
Companions in Christ (Click here to register)
CIC is a 28-session journey that will draw participant into spending time with God daily through individual reading and reflection, and will gather participants weekly with others for deeper exploration through some combination of scripture reading, spiritual practice, reflection questions, and journaling. This is one of the most versatile and comprehensive series available in area of spiritual formation, drawing on the full breadth of the Christian tradition to learn to listen to God through it, and what it means to practise the presence of God; and to grow together with fellow participants as a Christian community.
Knowing God Knowing SHAPE (Click here to register)
This 6-week programme help you to discover your spiritual gifts, your heart, your ability, your personality & examine your experiences so that you are better to equip to live out God’s purpose for you.
For more information on how we can journey with you to grow your faith, please contact our team at D&N:
BG (NS) Chia Choon Hoong, Discipleship and Nurture Chairperson
Hau Yin Siau
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.
2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV)