Disciple Fast Track seeks test churches for 24-week format

Disciple-Fast-TrackSince 1987, Disciple Bible Study has reached nearly three million people worldwide, introducing the grand sweep of Scripture in a 34-week format. The new Disciple Fast Track maintains the integrity and principles of the original study, but its 24-week format can better meet the needs of a hectic world. Participants still receive a thorough introduction to the Bible in almost a third less time. Fast Track is not a replacement for the original; it is simply a practical option.

Disciple Fast Track is being developed by Bishop Richard Wilke (former bishop of the Arkansas Area and author of the Disciple Bible Study Manuals) and Christian educator Susan Fuquay, with the permission and endorsement of the United Methodist Publishing House, the publisher of Disciple Bible Study. It uses the same study manual, but with class time and course length adjusted for busy lifestyles. New print and video materials give participants the tools to absorb and retain what they learn.

Main features of Disciple Fast Track:

  • Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks
  • Each group session lasts 75 minutes
  • Designed for Small Groups and Large Groups
  • A new, user-friendly Leader Guide
  • 24 new weekly Illustrated Review Videos
  • 24 new Introductory Videos
  • Illustrated Review Flash Cards
  • Leader Online Training and Online Community

In this final year of development, Disciple Fast Track is seeking 10 churches from each annual conference to join in beta 2 testing to make sure the new Fast Track study is of the highest quality. More than 5,000 students in 350 churches participated in beta testing last year. These churches reported participants experiencing spiritual growth and spiritual renewal.

Churches that participate in this beta 2 testing phase will receive the final, official-release materials at no cost. To explore the materials or sign up as a test church, visit www.disciplefasttrack.com.