How Would Our Church Teach This Curriculum?
This curriculum is not designed for use in Sunday morning Bible study (Sunday school, etc.).
Some refer to Sunday morning Bible study groups as “open groups.” Such groups are open to all, including new Christians and those who have not yet met Christ as Savior. Open groups are valuable. They present the gospel to the lost, provide foundational teaching to new Christians, and provide a place of belonging for all the teenagers of the church.
The Disciple6 curriculum is intended for a second hour of discipleship. Some refer to this second hour as “covenant group” discipleship.
- Rather than open and fluid participation in open groups, teenage believers join a covenant group only by making a covenant with the others being discipled for a specific period of time (1 Thess. 2:8). Covenant group members have all made a firm decision to follow Jesus and to be His disciples.
- Rather than the foundational discipleship of open groups, covenant groups are built around deeper concepts (Heb. 5:12).
- Rather than most study being done during the meeting times of open groups, believers in covenant groups are accountable for preparation and spiritual disciplines outside of meeting times.
Covenant groups might meet on Sunday evenings, Wednesday evenings, or some other time. The lessons are written for sixty-minute sessions. Sessions that are longer allow more time for discussion of biblical truths, more time in prayer, and more time deepening relationships among group members.