Discipleship Explored is a DVD and workbook which is designed as the follow-up to the well known evangelistic course, Christianity Explored. We used Discipleship Explored in our church over a couple months in the Spring. It’s a great resource which I can highly recommend. It goes through the book of Philippians over eight sessions. For each session there is a ten minute movie on the DVD in which Barry Cooper essentially talks to the camera. It’s basically a talking head in an appropriate location, but the location and Cooper’s engaging style make it very engaging. The workbook and leader’s guide then provide questions and ideas for group sessions. I was able to hand it to two of your younger leaders and let them take charge of the series.
The session ‘righteous in Christ’ (session 5) on Philippians 3:1-9 is superb. We all said afterwards that we should watch that ten-minute episode at least once a year because it encapsulates the truth of justification so well and applies it so powerfully. I showed it again last week to another group and it was as good as I remembered it being.
If I have a criticism of Discipleship Explored it is that I’m not sure how well it would work as a follow up to Christianity Explored. The gap between the two is too great. But think of it as a study guide to the book of Philippians and you have an excellent resource of home groups.
Here’s a trailer …