D-Group Launch Co-Lab

Training & Consulting Process

D-Group Launch Co-Lab

The D-Group Launch Co-Lab is a 6-month training and consulting process that gathers multiple church teams from across the country and helps them design, launch (or re-launch), and sustain Discipleship Groups in their churches.

What is the D-Group Co-Lab?

The D-Group Launch Co-Lab is an innovative, collaborative journey that includes both in-person & virtual sessions. Your church will build your D-Group Launch Team (Normally between 4-12 people-minimum of two people on Executive Leadership Team). Our Replicate Navigators will then guide your team to launch and sustain your Discipleship Group ministry. Additionally, you will get to learn from other churches who are going through the same process.

2-Day Kickoff Events

August 22-23 at Long Hollow Church in Hendersonville, TN

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Step 1: Assess Your Culture

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Your D-Group Launch Team will assess the church’s culture to discover obstacles and opportunities that the team will face in implementing Discipleship Groups. Your Replicate Navigator will help you create a personalized summary of what the team must be aware of as they launch the new ministry.

Step 2: Develop Disciple-Making Leadership

Your Replicate Navigator will train your team on the shift in mentality and skills necessary for leaders to activate disciple-making movements. During this time, you will learn the 8 differences between leading Small Groups and Discipleship Groups. Additionally, you will create a Discipleship Group Launch Plan as you identify the greatest threats that could kill the ministry in its first five years.

Step 3: Launch Pilot Groups

The members of your D-Group Launch team will each launch a pilot Discipleship Group with hand-selected leaders using a provided Replicate model. During this session, the D-Group Launch team will gather feedback from its members and begin to create a contextualized group.

Virtual Sessions Overview


Create an integration plan

Your Replicate Navigator and D-Group Launch Team will assess the ministries of your church and assess where Discipleship Groups best fit and what adjustments would maximize the impact of current ministries.


Design Your Discipleship Group

With the feedback from your Pilot Group members and the training from your Navigator, your team will work through the Ministry Design Bullseye to collaboratively design a contextualized Discipleship Group that fits your unique culture.


Learn How To Multiply Discipleship Groups

Your Navigator will train your team on how to multiply your Discipleship Groups into three types of Leadership (both in and outside your church programming). Using the Leadership Star tool, your team will have a simple tool that helps each Discipleship Group member step into Gospel-centered, calling-driven leadership.


Design Your Leadership Development Flywheel

As your Discipleship Groups multiply, you will need to create the resources and strategies that provide recruiting, coaching, and care for your leaders. This session will provide you with what you need to sustain your Discipleship Groups for long-term success.

Case Study: New Beginnings

New Beginnings was a growing church, but in 2018, their Senior Pastor, Todd Kaunitz felt like something was missing. The attendance was at an all-time high, but the spiritual depth was low. The Leadership realized that they weren’t making disciples.

In 2020, Replicate partnered with New Beginnings to launch Discipleship Groups (they call them Restore Groups). These groups have become the crown jewel of the church’s strategy. It has become the place where they are developing disciple-makers who are reading the Bible, hearing from the Spirit, sharing their faith, holding each other accountable, and teaching others to do the same.

Discipleship Groups have sparked a movment for New Beginnings. In just two years, they have seen over 200 people join Discipleship Groups. They are experiencing significant increases in worship attendance (up 30%+), salvations, and a spiritual revival through their Prayer Gatherings.

Additionally, the leadership has experienced personal renewal as they have gone from burnt out to being more excited for the future than ever before.

What pastors are saying SCROLL FOR MORE SWIPE FOR MORE

Our church has tried D-Groups a couple different times, but they kept fading because groups weren’t multiplying. Now, because of the tools and coaching Replicate has given us, we know what we must do different and are confident that these groups will multiply.

D-Group Launch

Evan McFarland
Discipleship Pastor, The Chapel, Baton Rouge, LA
The Network has become a home for consistent growth as I work to build environments to help others connect with God and each other. I find myself waiting in great anticipation for the release of Replicate’s monthly resources. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
Tori Gill
Just going through that whole disciple story process of writing out my story and then looking at how the how impactful those hinge moments were really helped me look back at the past and look at the the way God has used all of those things to shape me into the person that I am today.
Daniel Norris
Pastor of Multiplication, New Beginnings Baptist Church, TX
Replicate has been extremely helpful during this season of my life. I’ve discovered my one thing that God has called me to do with my life. It’s been a huge benefit for me and for my church.

DiscipleStory Process

Quintell Hill
Lead Pastor, Multiply Church, Monroe, NC

Is the D-Group Launch Co-Lab for us if…

  • We have never implemented D-Groups before?
    Absolutely! This process will teach you what Discipleship Groups are and how you can get them started in your group. With the help of our team, you will be able to get them launched in your church in a matter of days.
  • We have tried D-Groups before and it didn’t work?
    Yes. Often people try to launch Discipleship Groups on their own and the groups don’t take off like the leaders had hoped. This is common because the model is simple, but the leadership of Discipleship Groups requires a completely different mentality and skill set. Once our Navigators h elp the team discover why it failed the first time and how to overcome it, the next iteration is usually dramatically more successful.
  • My Lead Pastor isn’t fully bought in yet?
    It is important that your Lead Pastor is aware and supportive of this process. It is okay if he doesn’t fully understand or champion it yet. Often, people need to experience something before they can embrace it. After the process is complete, the Lead Pastor usually sees the transformation from the groups and quickly champions it. Also it is common that what is learned from the D-Group Launch Co-Lab leads the church into a deeper process of creative a disciple-making vision and strategy.
  • Our Executive/Lead Team can’t join?
    We always recommend the Executive/Lead Team to be as involved as possible. If the whole team cannot join, we ask that at least two members from the team join.
  • We are considering doing the Multiplication Master Plan process?
    If your team is considering starting the Replicate 9-Month consulting process, we would recommend that you wait on joining the D-Group Launch Co-Lab. The Multiplication Master Plan process will help you holistically build your disciple-making movement including Discipleship Groups.

Churches We’ve Trained

Replicate has trained thousands of church leaders to implement a disciple-making vision and strategy.

This proven process has been implemented and been successful in small, medium,large, and megachurch contexts. Additionally, these strategies have been implemented in church plants and established churches of over 100+ years.

D-Group Launch Co-Lab

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Your disciple-making movement starts now

Replicate Ministries is a consulting group whose fee is based on the church’s current worship attendance and project complexity.

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