WHAT IS A DISCIPLESHIP GROUP?
Jesus says that if we want to follow Him, we must be committed and willing to take up our cross at great cost to ourselves. Indeed, Jesus says that if we do not bear our own cross we cannot be His disciple (Luke 14:25-33). Following Jesus requires sacrifices of our own schedule, comfort, and priorities. But the reward of following Jesus and suffering for Him is incomparably greater than the cost (Matthew 13:44).
The mission of our church is to make gospel-centered disciples who delight in Christ, declare His cross, and display His love. One way we try to do this is through Discipleship Groups (DGs). The purpose of DGs is to equip everyone in our church to have a part in coming alongside others to help them follow Jesus. DGs are groups of 2-5 people of the same gender who meet regularly (usually weekly or bi-weekly) to either discover Christ or grow in Christ. We read the Scriptures and solid Bible-saturated books, pray, and share in the joys and struggles of following Jesus together.
We understand not everyone is an avid reader, but God has revealed himself through words, so let’s grow together in our love for Scripture. DGs meet for a defined length of time (usually a few months) or until a track is finished. Then the person(s) participating is challenged to go lead someone else through the same track they just finished, with help from your previous DG leader.
WHAT IS A DISCIPLESHIP GROUP PATHWAY?
Nobody can seriously dispute that Christians are commanded to make disciples (Matthew 28:19). But for many people, the question seems to be, “How exactly do I go about making disciples?” There are various pathways a DG can take depending on who’s in the group. Every group is unique and looks a bit different, but we hope that some basic things happen together, namely listening to and caring for one another, praying, and studying Scripture or solid Bible-saturated books.
In order to help get people started making disciples, the KCC pastors have outlined various DG Pathways to help you get started by taking a first step on a lifelong journey of discipleship. These DG Pathways are recommendations of Bible books or topics to study together depending on who’s in the group. We recommend that you begin with The Gospel DG Pathway as a foundation for all other DG Pathways.
To view and download the Discipleship Group Pathways, simply click on the links below.