Help! I Don’t Know Where to Begin: What Material Should I Use?

Help! I Don’t Know Where to Begin: What Material Should I Use?


A common question people ask before starting a discipleship group is about what material to use. That answer is easy:

The Bible

With the Bible as the central guiding focus of our D-groups, it can also be helpful to augment your reading with some specific discipleship group training. In fact, that is why I wrote Growing Up. It’s meant to be a guide in your disciple-making journey. Along with the book, we also created The Growing Up Challenge. It’s a 13 week course that goes along with the book to help “kickstart” your group.

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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).