Discipleship and Nurture Ministry | Living Hope Methodist Church

Discipleship and Nurture Ministry

The Bible is God’s main channel of communication with us. Through the Living Word He reveals His Plans, His Will, His Purposes, His Guidance, His Direction, His Love, His Grace ……. The Word brings Knowledge, Understand and Wisdom to all aspects of our lives: personal, family, study, market place and ministry. Thus it is important to let the Word of Christ richly dwell in us.

The objective of Discipleship & Nurture Ministry is to establish relevant and faith stretching training for our community. The curriculum is designed to provide continual education and focuses on increasing Biblical Literacy so that we can live as true Disciples of Christ.

Discipleship is important yet few believers are discipled. Many of us grow up spiritually by self-study or watching how another believer grow, rather than being discipled. Often we leave new believers to grow by themselves, even though Christ commanded us in Matt 28 to make disciples, teaching them to obey all His commandments. Discipling is not just teaching lessons, but building relationships that help believers obey Christ in love.

Everyone can be a discipler, for unlike the spiritual gift of teaching, discipling is for every believer. We are commanded to make disciples of all nations. You can disciple another believer when you have been discipled. The goal is not uniformity because each one is unique and different; but conformity to the likeness of Christ.

Class InfoTerm 1 - Survey of the BibleTerm 1 - Gospel of MarkFAQ

There will be two terms in a year:
Term 1 – January to May
Term 2 – July to November

Classes are held on Thursday nights 7:30 – 9:30pm

2019 Term 1 we are offering these two modules:
Survey of the Bible
Gospel of Mark


SURVEY OF THE BIBLE

Part 1 – Old Testament Survey
Class Duration 7 Mar – 1 Aug 2019 (Term break in June)
Thursday Night 7:30 – 9:30PM

Part 2 – New Testament Survey
Class Duration 8 Aug – 23 Nov 2019
Thursday Night 7:30 – 9:30PM

Cost – $25 for course book

SYNOPSIS
Do you struggle with the Old Testament? With the long list of laws, the prophetic and apocalyptic passages, and so on?

Fret NOT!

LHMC is offering a course on the Old Testament Survey, an introductory course on the Old Testament that is presented in an easy-to-follow format. The course contains a wealth of information for those who are interested in where the Bible came from, the history of Israel, the redemptive heart of God and how the Old Testament leads to the New Testament.

The course covers 33 weeks and each lesson consists of an informative and engaging video in which the instructor walks you through key concepts, carefully explaining what the ideas are and what they mean for the message of the Bible.

For Christians, studying the Old Testament is a journey into the heart of God, to the “roots” of faith, giving inspiration and direction. Israel’s story, feelings, and learning, become our own. In the end, one comes to realize that the text truly is revelation from God and of God himself.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
– Understand the general content, historical timeline and themes of the Old Testament books from Genesis to Malachi.
– See how Old Testament narratives reveal God’s hand in Israel’s salvation history.
– Appreciate the relationship of the Old Testament with the New Testament.
– The relevance of the Old Testament to our lives today.
– Be inspired to read and study the Scriptures.



INDUCTIVE STUDY GOSPEL of MARK

Class Duration 7 Mar – 13 Mar 2019
Thursday Night 7:30 – 9:30PM

Cost – $12 for course book

SYNOPSIS
Did you know the Gospel of Mark was the written before Matthew, Luke and John?

The Greek word for gospel is euanggelion which means “good news”. It is written like a news bulletin announcing the good news of salvation to the readers.

Mark has a “straight to the point” writing style, he often used the word “immediately” to convey this. With 18 chapters it is also the shortest of the 4 gospels.

This module has thirteen lessons which covers the 18 chapters in 12 weeks. As this is an inductive bible study there will be assignments to be completed before coming to class.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
– Learn who is this Messiah: the Son of God, the Son of Man

– Learn how Jesus fulfilled the role of the Messiah

– Learn how the disciples responded to the Messiah

– Learn what this Messiah means to us today


Q: Who should attend the Bible Survey module?
A: For those wanting to have a clearer overview of the biblical in its historical and cultural context. Strongly recommended for those who facilitate small group discussions.

Q: Are there any prerequisites to attend the Bible Survey module?
A: Willingness to commit about 1 -2 hrs per week in preparation before attending class.

Q: Who should attend the Gospel of Mark module?
A: For those keen to take a deeper dive and develop the habit of inductive bible study. Recommended for those who have completed the baptism and membership class.

Q: Are there any prerequisites to attend the Gospel of Mark module?
A: Willingness to commit about 1 -2 hrs per week in preparation before attending class.

Q: Is it compulsory to attend every lesson?
A: We strongly urge you to attend all lessons as this will make your study more fruitful.

Q: Where there be breaks in the module
A: June and December are term breaks.

Q: How long is each module?
A: Lessons are conducted during Jan – May, July – Nov. Depending on the modules, it ranges from 8 weeks – 34 weeks.

Q: Is there home assignment?
A: Yes, there will be reading and preparation. We expect you to contribute during the engagement group, your home preparation is important.

Q: How many participants per class?
A: Class size would be between 7 – 12 people

Q: Will there be quizzes and exam?
A: No quizzes and exam. However, some modules may have practical workshop to enhance greater understanding and interactions to the discussions.

Q: I would like to find out more, who can I get in touch with?
A: Please contact Chris Liang (9125 9600) or David Chan (9615 7279) for more information.