The Purpose of Discipleship Groups (D-Groups)
Bible Center began offering Discipleship Groups in 2021 to grow the church "smaller" by encouraging church members to form small, same sex groups of no more than 6 people, with the goal of learning how to LIVE like Jesus.
Our prayer is that these groups will be a safe space to deepen your personal walk with Christ while fostering relationships and accountability through weekly, small group interaction. We also desire that all of our members feel cared for, loved, seen and valued, as Christ commands us to love one another.
If you would like to join a small group, or desire more information, please connect with our Director of Discipleship, Steve Davis at email@example.com.
FELLOWSHIP (10 MINUTES) Spend the first ten minutes catching up.
If you want, you can be more structured in this time and have each person share his or her “high” and “low” of the week.
SCRIPTURE MEMORY (5-10 MINUTES) Have each person recite the verse and then ask the question, “As you meditated on this verse, what stood out to you?”
BIBLE READING AND H.E.A.R. JOURNALS (45 MINUTES) Ask each person, “Which of your H.E.A.R. Journals stood out the most to you this week and what are you doing about it?”
CHECK-INS (10- 15 MINUTES) Discuss our ONE, “How have you prayed for & invested in your ONE this week?” identify ONE person in your life who is far from God and intentionally pursue that person Once you identify who this person is, we want to commit to doing three things:
PRAY - We will pray daily for these names. We will ask God to make them aware of Christ’s love and their need for Him (2 Cor. 4:4; Matt.13:15) and to give them the faith to repent and believe (Acts 20:21; Romans 10:9-10).
INVEST - We will create ways to invest weekly in these people’s lives. Our hope is to build a relationship where we can share Christ’s love with them (1 Cor. 9:19-23). As we invest in someone’s life, we build trust, which creates more opportunities to share the Gospel.
INVITE - As we pray and invest, we invite them to the next right thing. The ideal would be to share your faith and invite them to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. When people aren’t there yet, we can invite them to belong in our community before they believe. We do this by inviting them to events like our Small Group, a church outreach event, or a Sunday morning service.
OPTIONAL Accountability Questions
Have you honored God and your spouse with your thoughts, words, and actions this week?
Have you spent quality time with your family this week?
Have you given in to any addictive behavior this past week? (alcohol, tobacco, video games, work, TV, etc.)
Have you told any lies or half-truths this week?
Have you damaged another person by your words, either behind his or her back or face-to-face?
Have you participated in anything unethical this week? Have you been completely honest with your answers today?
PRAYER - 10 minutes, Finish the time by having each person share something specific and personal that the group can pray for. A helpful way to finish the group is to have each member pray for the person on their right.
Access a FREE D-GROUP Journal HERE, created by our own Dr. Khirsten Scott.