The First Principles

Discipleship Study Course

"For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be
the first principles of the oracles of God."

Hebrews 5:12

What is Discipleship?
One of the greatest needs of Christianity is to be discipled - to be taught how to live the Christian life! Jesus said to His "disciples," to go out and "teach all nations!" (Matthew 28:19). The whole purpose of preaching the Bible is first to instruct people of their sinful condition, and their need for the Saviour, and then to train them as Jesus did His disciples. These Bible Study courses will aid the student of God's word to learn "all things whatsoever I (Jesus) have commanded you!"  There are Twenty One Bible Study Lessons to work through and enjoy. These are no "simple" studies, or time wasters - they are milk, mixed with just the right amount of spiritual meat to help any seeking sinner find salvation in Jesus Christ, and every believer find the courage to stand for their Lord, and serve Him with full confidence in His perfect word!

Developed and produced by:

Pastor Craig Ledbetter
Bible Baptist Church of Ballincollig
Unit B, Enterprise Park, Innishmore, Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland   Email    (021) 4871234         +353-21-4871234

What Lessons are Taught?

What do you want to do?

In Your Home Request to start Discipleship in your home - you can request the studies to be in your home, or you can ask where a nearby study is currently being held here in Ireland (if you live near Cork City). There are several other churches in Ireland teaching discipleship, so you can also request by email for the nearest one if you are not in the Cork city area.
In a Class There is a Discipleship Class being taught every Saturday, from 9-10am in the Church Activity Centre, in Ballincollig. The class is free. Please contact us for more details!
By Email or Snail Mail If you want to receive all the lessons by email, or snail mail, click here and just ask for it to be sent to you lesson by lesson! For mail packages, there is a fee.
Download the Course Download Entire Discipleship Course as a PDF file
Download Each Individual Lesson (total of 21 lessons plus tests), including mp3 audio
Download the Answer Key for the Tests

Download the Discipleship Director's Handbook on how to run a Discipleship Ministry in your church
Purchase the Course Purchase the entire Discipleship Course on CD for you to modify and reproduce for your church or ministry.
Free Bible If you live in Ireland, and want a Bible, email us, and depending on your location, we might can ship you one free of charge!
  • There is also another simpler format lesson series called "First Time Bible Study" It is really simple, and yet such a blessing to watch people get saved by learning the great heart-changing truths of Scripture! If you want to view the first lesson of this Basic Bible Study Course, click Salvation and the Word of God
  • The NEXT STEP after Discipleship is the Study of Practical Doctrine - see for yourself!

These studies are free to be used by anybody, but are copyrighted, Craig Ledbetter, (C) 1994-2016
 and may not be republished for any costs without the prior written permission of Craig Ledbetter.
Email Pastor Craig for more information on obtaining these materials in bulk for your church or Bible Study.
The entire Discipleship Course can be purchased on a CD in MS-Word format.