Starting a D-Group: How to Get a Group Together

Starting a D-Group: How to Get a Group Together

This is the next post in as series about starting a D-Group in January. Click here to view all the posts.


3. Perceive: Analyze potential group members

Your D-Group should consist of F.A.T. believers: Faithful, Available, and Teachable. You are looking for believers who have a desire to grow in their, a passion for the things of God, and a disposition to learn. Look for people who are already in your concentric circles: church, Sunday school class, small group, job, neighborhood, etc.

4. Proceed: Gather a group of people

After identifying a few potential people, prayerfully approach two to three individuals and ask, “Would you be interested in studying the Bible together? Would you be interested in memorizing Scripture and praying together?” I have personally found that many people are open to that. All you have to do is ask. Never say, “Would you like for me to disciple you?” as this question may come across in a derogatory manner. Keep in mind, men should disciple men, and women should disciple women.

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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).