What is DISCIPLE U?
DISCIPLE U is a Bible-reading group and Bible-reading plan, designed to help you grow in your knowledge of God. You will journey through the Old Testament, beginning January 1, and the New Testament from October 1 through December 31. Using the same plan together with others in our church, you’ll also discover you're reading along with thousands worldwide, too.
It will entail daily Bible-reading and a corresponding daily
podcast titled “The Bible Recap with Tara-Leigh Cobble”
(total time required: 20-30 minutes per day).
There's also an optional weekly small-group meeting, happening Wednesday nights 6:30-8:00pm to enhance the
journey. You learn better about God and the Bible in
a community with others. You can attend every week,
once a month, or jump in and out as your schedule allows.
How to join DISCIPLE U:
1. Indicate your interest in joining by filling out a VERY SHORT online registration HERE. This is NOT a commitment; it allows us to gauge your interest and answer your questions one-on-one.
2. The info below this will tell you everything you need to know about how to jump in — please read it in its entirety to make sure you don’t miss any details! There are embedded links below to help you find what you need.
Here’s how to join the Reading Plan and the Podcast:
A) Podcast: Subscribe to The Bible Recap podcast: Available on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Podbean | Google | Google Play | YouTube
B) Reading Plan: For print users: print your plan: New Testament (3 months).
C) Reading Plan: For digital users:
Note: There are many chronological plans. This plan follows
D) Listen to our Prep Episodes to set you up for success. They’ll answer most/all of your questions — even the ones you didn’t know you had!
Pro Tip: The Bible Recap podcast launches episodes daily. If you start the Entire Bible Reading Plan after January 1, or start the New Testament Reading Plan after October 1, consider scrolling back to listen to the Prep Episodes, then adjusting the settings in your podcatcher to play in sequential order. The process varies in each app; do a web search for your app’s name + “how to play episodes sequentially” to get the step-by-step process or your particular podcatcher app.
F) Pro Tip #2: The YouVersion Bible has a feature to allow the Bible to read To YOU! If you turn to any chapter in the Bible app, you'll notice a PLAY button (see photo below) at the bottom of the Bible chapter page - at the bottom of the screen (be sure to choose the Bible translation you prefer). Just press PLAY and allow your app to read to you! (WiFi may be required) It allows you to listen and take notes, make highlights, etc. Each day's reading takes about 15-20 minutes with the app reading to you.
Here’s what the screen looks like: