Disciples of Christ in Community (DOCC) is an adult education program which encourages individual spiritual growth as well as providing an experience in building Christian community. It is administered by the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Since faith must be lived, not just learned, the curriculum combines content presentations with experiencing God's love within a
To begin a DOCC course, a team of clergy and laity receives training at one of several locations around the country. A team consists of a presenter (clergy or theologically-trained layperson) and two or more group facilitators.
DOCC is a year-long course, consisting of 21-24 sessions presented in these units:
• Becoming the Church
• The Biblical Faith
• Love and Salvation
• The Word of God
Each weekly class begins with a 30-minute presentation by the leader, followed by discussion about the presentation in small groups. The class closes with a wrap-up session. There is no homework between classes.
• Presenter's Manual
• Participant Resource Manual