When we turn to Scripture, one of the first things we see believers do after confessing Christ is they gather together: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42). God knows the best way we can grow our relationship with Jesus isn’t by doing it alone but by joining with other believers, who can encourage us in our walk of faith.
If you desire to grow deeper in your relationship with Christ and other believers you will find what you are seeking in discipleship groups. Discipleship groups are places where we can enter deep, meaningful relationships with one another, study the Scriptures, pray, and encourage one another.
What are discipleship groups?
Discipleship groups are small, local gatherings of believers who gather to study God’s Word, pray, encourage one another, and form relationships of care and accountability. Discipleship Groups are where we can move from being acquaintances to developing genuine friendships. They are for everyone at any stage of life: single, married, engaged, kids, no kids, retired, college-aged, and everything in between.
What to expect at a discipleship group?
- Discipleship groups meet in homes or at the church, bi-weekly throughout the year.
- The average size of a Discipleship Group is between 5-12 people.
- Discipleship groups usually involve food, discussion of Scripture, and prayer, interspersed with much conversation, and fellowship.