First Group Outline:

  1.   Begin and end with prayer.

  2.   Pass out and explain the Spiritual Journey Inventory:

  • My first recollection of being in church was ___________.
  • The closest I have felt to God in my life was ___________.
  • The farthest I felt from God was ___________. 
  • If I could change one incident in my life it would be ________. Why?
  • If I could thank God for one person in my life, it would be _________. Why?
  • The turning point in my relationship with God was ________. Why?
  1.   Have each group member share their testimony with the group.

Next ask: 

  • Why Did you Choose to be in the Group?
  • What do you expect to get out of the Group?

Finally offer three disclaimers to the group:

  1. You must be a note taker.
  2. Don’t Be THAT guy or girl by monopolizing the time.
  3. Go over the Disciplemaking Covenant.

Disciplemaking Covenant

1. I pledge myself fully to the Lord with the anticipation that I am entering a time of accelerated spiritual transformation.

2. I will meet with my D-Group for approximately one and one-half hours every week, unless providentially hindered.

3. I will complete all assignments on a weekly basis before my D-Group meeting, in order to contribute to the discussion.

4. I will contribute to an atmosphere of confidentiality, honesty, and transparency for the edification of others in the group as well as my own spiritual growth.

5.  I will pray every week for the other men/women who are on the discipleship journey with me.

6. I will begin praying about replicating the discipleship process upon completion of this group.

Signed Mentee ___________________________________

Signed Mentor ___________________________________

Date ___________________________________

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