A Discipleship Group is a closed group of 3 to 4 believers (usually gender specific) who gather regularly for the purpose of accelerated spiritual transformation.
Discipleship Groups follow the model of Jesus who, in addition to the twelve disciples, invested in an inner core of three disciples: Peter, James and John (Mark 1:29; 5:37; 9:2; 13:3; Matt. 26:37). The goal is not merely to hang out and have fun, or even to build friendships, though hopefully all of that happens. The goal is to help each other become more like Jesus in belief, attitude, and action (Eph. 4:11-16; Col. 1:28-29; Rom. 8:29)
What can I expect?
Discipleship Groups usually meet weekly or every other week for 60-90 minutes and for at least 6 months and no more than 18 months.
They are high in terms of accountability, commitment, and expectations. They follow a similar 3-part rhythm of looking back (review), looking up (new teaching/training) and looking forward (action and prayer).
Discipleship Groups are simple enough to reproduce but also flexible enough to meet the specific needs of disciples for accelerated spiritual growth in areas where they’ve felt stuck. We currently have three specific tracks
that a group may choose to follow:
This track takes the Scriptures as its starting point and moves towards the heart and life of each participant from there.
This track walks someone through the 7 Pursuits of a Disciple content which includes 16 total sessions.
This track takes some other Christian resource that is biblically saturated and moves toward Jesus and transformation from there.