"O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. " (Psalm 16:5-6)
Suzie is Director of Disciplers Bible Studies
Often, I stand in awe at the evidence of God’s hand in my life. I was born into a Christian family and taught God’s word and the great hymns from childhood. My grandfather was a pastor who taught me obedience to God, and the importance of Bible study and prayer. And although I chose to reject these things for many years, God was patient with me. He gifted me with a godly husband who was also my best friend, and four precious children. God eventually led me to Bible Study Fellowship where I first met Pearl Hamilton and began to take life as a disciple of Christ seriously. I was blessed, after seven years in BSF, to study under Pearl as she began writing and teaching Disciplers Bible Studies in southern California. Pearl was a patient mentor and solid friend and I longed to emulate her godly ways. Even though the Lord has taken Pearl to be with Him, I am still learning from her life and her Bible study lessons.
I have been involved in Disciplers since 1987, as a discussion leader, teacher, writer, and now as administrator and director. I am profoundly committed to the stewardship of this ministry which God has entrusted to me for a time. God’s word is the chief joy of my life. I cherish my personal time in the word, and I am filled with gratitude to be able to share His word with you, my fellow disciples in Christ.
I also treasure every opportunity to share God’s word with my thirteen grandchildren. When I’m not studying, writing, or sending out lessons, you can find me hiking in the hills or walking along the beach with my furry gold dog.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
Tamra is Editor and Prayer Chairman
The word of God is active, applicable to me today and changes lives. His word exposes the spiritual motivation of my heart. My obedience to God’s word is the measuring stick Christ will use at the judgment.
I began Disciplers Bible Study the summer of 1988 in the first class Pearl Hamilton taught from the book of James. I have been hooked ever since! Twenty-five years later, I still attend Disciplers at my church. I like the discipline and accountability this Bible Study provides. Through individual study, sharing in my small group, listening to my excellent teaching leader and reading the notes, I feel I have a firm basis for understanding what God wants me to learn to help me live according to His will for my life.
I was asked many years ago to assist in editing new Disciplers lessons. What a joy this has been! I look forward to beginning my brand new study in Job this year.
My husband, James, and I enjoy traveling. I love reading, scrapbooking, singing in our church choir and volunteering in the Love In the Name of Christ outreach ministry. Spending time with our two granddaughters and their parents, who are raising them in a Christian home, is a special blessing.
"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
Elaine is the Director of Operations for Disciplers Bible Studies
This word of encouragement from the apostle Paul to Timothy became my life verse many years ago when the Spirit of God began drawing me to understand Him, His character and ways, better. It was during the years when my husband Bill and I had started our family, were high school youth leaders and the impact of my responsibilities melded with my desire to know and serve the Lord for others.
During this period I met Pearl Hamilton and Suzie Klein in a Disciplers Bible Studies class. As the Women’s Ministry Director, Pearl was writing and teaching the class and Suzie was her substitute teacher. Pearl soon became my mentor after asking me to join her leadership team as a discussion leader. Pearl’s humility, faithful prayer, teaching and evangelism were gently complimented by her comprehensive knowledge of scripture. It was always such a comfort and honor to know she was praying for me! Pearl was and continues as a godly role model for me.
Suzie became our Lead Teacher after Pearl died and also picked up the mantle writing lessons. It was my privilege to join Suzie when she asked me to serve as her discussion leader and to participate in her editing classes both at church and in her home. At one point, we even team taught a Disciplers Bible Studies class until I eased into the role as the teaching leader.
Over the years, it has been my pleasure to study and provide input on Disciplers lessons. I appreciate the opportunity to serve in Disciplers Bible Studies Inc.