FREE
DISCIPLESHIP
GROUP

STARTER
GUIDE
  • Do you need a practical and simple plan to help you disciple those in your life?
  • Does your church need a better groups strategy that moves people past connecting in community and move them to growing in their faith?
  • Are you or your church struggling to fully live into God’s calling in your life as a disciple maker?
  • Do you need an easy-to-use plan that can be used in your home with different ages?

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THE FREE DISCIPLESHIP GROUP STARTER GUIDE

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

Three Interactive Group Discussions

  • Week 1: Getting Started
  • Week 2: Introducing H.E.A.R. Journals
  • Week 3: Introducing Accountability

H.E.A.R. Journal Template

  • The acronym H.E.A.R. stands for Highlight, Explain, Apply, and Respond. This simple method your entire church (kids, students, adults) can use that will provide a transformative approach to reading and studying the Bible.

Leader Notes

  • Each group discussion comes with an integrated podcast episode that will prepare the leader for the discussion. Additionally, there are over 50+ podcast episodes to equip you as a D-Group Leader.

Additional Resources

  • The guide will also register you to receive weekly discipleship resources for you, your family, and your church.

DISCIPLESHIP GROUP FAQ

What is a Discipleship Group?

A Discipleship Group is a closed, gender-specific group of 3-5 believers who meet weekly for a season of accelerated spiritual growth and then replicate into multiple new Discipleship Groups.

What happens in a Discipleship Group?

The group has five key disciplines that each member focuses weekly on in their personal life:

  • Reading the Bible through one of our Foundations Reading Plans
  • Writing and sharing a H.E.A.R. Journal from one of those passages 
  • Engaging in mutual accountability with their group members
  • Memorizing and meditating on scripture together
  • Praying for each other and their one person in their life that doesn’t have an active relationship with Jesus
What will happen for an individual after being in a discipleship group?

The members will display the MARCS of a disciple: 

  • Missional: A disciple engages with those unengaged with the church. 
  • Accountable: A disciple is real with oneself, God, and others. 
  • Reproducible: A disciple invests in men and women who are faithful
  • Communal: A disciple intentionally shares life with other believers. 
  • Scriptural: A disciple experiences intimacy with Christ through regularly reading, meditating, and obeying God’s Word.

 

What happens when a Discipleship Group ends?

After a season of time (normally between 9-18 months), the Discipleship Group spends its final weeks preparing to go from one group to multiple groups and each of its members to move from being a disciple to a disciple maker.

What is the curriculum?

Helping believers read and interact directly with the Bible is the most influential factor in a person’s growth. The group curriculum is the Bible reading plans. Instead of using a commentary or a different book, the D-Group will travel through God’s Word together and share the insights they get from their devotional time (H.E.A.R. Journals) with each other.

How can I start a Discipleship Group?

We have made starting a Discipleship Group simple: 

  • Step 1: Download the D-Group Starter Guide here
  • Step 2: Identify and invite fellow believers who want to grow in their faith and help others do the same. 
  • Step 3: Walk through the three conversations in your Discipleship Group Starter Guide.
What if I want to start Discipleship Groups in my church?
  • Step 1: Download the D-Group Starter Guide here 
  • Step 2: Purchase the Discipleship Blueprint here
  • Step 3: Start your disciple-making movement at your church.

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