Many of us unknowingly allow culture, Hollywood, and social media to calibrate our internal life compasses according to the wrong coordinates. True^ North Bible Study offers the right compass to calibrate our lives according to God’s wisdom and Kingdom principles.
All followers of Christ should understand that engaging the Word is THE chief way to become a disciple and disciple others. True^North takes individuals (within the context of community) through the holy process of reading, interpreting, and applying the Word in their lives.
Pastors, board members, and other church leaders who understand the need for discipleship through the Word can engage in a True^North weekend experience, where leaders and laity alike are invited to participate in in-person training and prayer with author and teacher Dr. Dave Smith.
Click below to read a brief overview of True^North Bible Study. This will help you better understand its availability and accessibility to you & your church community. Share this with your board and leaders to communicate the importance of discipleship according to a biblical True^North.
David Smith does a masterful job in a profound way to bring disciple-making and Inductive Bible Study methods together in this book. It is refreshing to see this work come into existence to challenge the Church’s biblical illiteracy while giving practical solutions every step of the way from a Wesleyan heritage based on class and band meetings. The genius of the book is to equip all believers as they journey together to learn more about God and His mission so that they can also become active participants of the Great Commission.
– Viktor J. Rózsa, European Nazarene College Instructor of Missions and Intercultural Studies
I will never go back to reading the Bible the way I did before.
– Participant, New Hope Wesleyan Church
As a Superintendent overseeing a region of churches, I highly recommend Dr. David Smith’s, True˄North for pastors and church laity. All aspects of Church education can integrate True˄North, including Bible Study, discipleship, Christian teacher training, and membership classes. The synthesis of Bible Study, Disciple-Making, and Wesleyan theology is written so that the laity can understand. This synthesized approach is vital for the future of the Church. I am thrilled that Dr. Smith has invested his time and energy by taking nearly 40 years of academic and pastoral experience to deliver a guidebook to the Church into Disciple-Making Bible study. This ministry is an investment that will surely pay eternal dividends.
– Rev. Ronald L. Adkins II, M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D. (Candidate), East Central Conference Superintendent
Who is David Smith?
My name is David Smith. My wife calls me David, everyone else calls me “Dave.” I’m professor of Bible at Indiana Wesleyan University. For the last 36 years, I have been married to the most wonderful woman I know, Angie. She is a home-maker and a discipler of young women here on the Indiana Wesleyan University campus. We have two children, Joshua (married to Laura) and Hannah (married to Brian). I am passionate about the Gospels and Paul’s letters…but also have done extensive study and teaching in the Hebrew Bible. My wife and I have traveled around the world teaching and doing leadership development. Most passionately, we have been working in local Church-based Community Development in Malawi Africa.
2003 – Ph.D., (New Testament Interpretation), Durham University, Durham, England
1996 – M. Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY
1989 – M.A., Biblical Literature, (Old Testament), Asbury Theological Seminary
1987 – B.A., Bible, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY
1985 – Bible & Theology Classes, Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH (1985)
1977 – Associates Degree; Business Data Processing, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio
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