A Discipleship Group is a gender-specific closed group of 3 to 5 believers (including the leader) who meet together weekly for the purpose of accelerated spiritual transformation over 12 months. While Life Groups exist for the purposes of community growth and fellowship, they have an underlying additional purpose (or they should have): evangelism. Life Groups are designed to reach lost people by getting them involved in the group. A Discipleship Group, on the other hand, consists of believers who desire a deeper walk with Christ. The format of a Discipleship Group is not one of a teacher-student, but a roundtable discussion. Everyone in the discipleship group commits to reading the Bible, memorizing Scripture, journaling, praying, and accountability. Discipleship groups can start anytime during the year.
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