Discover believes that spiritual growth is accelerated and deepened in community with others seeking a closer walk with Jesus. Jesus understood this. He spent time with his twelve disciples (Life Groups) and His inner circle of three disciples: Peter, James, and John (D-Groups). Both groups are structured to grow committed followers of Jesus. Since each type of group has a different emphasis, people are encouraged to be in both a Life Group and a D-Group. Here are some characteristics of life group:

  • Life groups generally consist of 8 to 16 adults
  • Groups meet weekly or bi-weekly
  • Gatherings general last between 1.5 to 2 hours per week
  • Discover offers mixed, men's, and women's Life Groups
  • Groups meet in homes or on the Discover campus
  • Groups meet on various day and at various times
  • Childcare is handled according to the group needs encouraging kids to play together and develop deeper friendships
  • During trying times, life groups are usually "first responders" in prayer, meals and support for one another
  • Occasionally life groups gather to just hang out (i.e. go our for pizza or do a service project
  • A typical group format begins with food/snacks and fellowship, then 30 to 45 minutes of group study, and concludes with prayer

For more information, contact...

Jim Brechbuhler // discipleship minister

JoAnn Rodgers // discipleship ministry assistant

Next Steps Series

Over the next four weeks, we are walking through the series NEXT STEPS, which is based around our class on membership. Through these next four weeks, we will be looking at what it means to be a body of people, the church, that makes disciples who make disciples. For the .PDF of the discussion questions, click on the link of needed session.

Session 1    Session 2    Session 3    Session 4