Ending a D-Group

Ending a D-Group

lightstock_4175_max_jared_callaisAs the end of the year finishes, your D-Groups are likely winding down. Here are some tips that we’ve come up with to help you finish well.

Commit to Reproduce

By this point, you should have already been praying about your new group members. Remember, discipleship isn’t discipleship without the reproduction. Begin discussing who God is laying on your heart, and if you have approached them or not.

Commit to Pray

You should commit to pray for each others groups in the coming year. Pray that God would give each person wisdom and patience with new people.

Commit to Reunite

I love to see old groups get together 3–4 times the following year for coffee or a meal. This can be a great time of reconnecting, enrichment, and encouragement.

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Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (2013), Firmly Planted: How to Cultivate a Faith Rooted in Christ (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015), Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (2015) The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017), and Bearing Fruit: What Happens When God’s People Grow (2017).
  • Chief-Richard B. Arwood

    Thanks Dr. Robby, for these good suggestions. I just finished my first D-Group, as a follower, and I will lead a new group in 2016. I really appreciate the guidance and resources you are providing on this site, as well as within your books. Praise Jesus!

  • Sharee Hileman

    What happens if the group feels like they need to move on after 7 months?

  • As long as by moving on they mean they all want to go and get their own group of 3-5 I would say it can work in some situations with mature believers.

    But it is very important to walk through a year’s worth of the seasons of life as well. Pray and obey God’s direction.

  • Sharee Hileman

    Thank you.