The Lord used discipleship to change my life. When I was a college student, I was challenged and encouraged to be intentional about studying God’s Word. Through discipleship, God opened up ministry opportunities that allowed me to participate in His work in ways I never imagined for my life, and I am so thankful! As I shared a few weeks back, if we want to see God move in mighty ways in our midst for His glory, we MUST be devoted to His Word.
We will be launching discipleship groups at the end of the summer, and to say I am excited about this for our church is an understatement! I have experienced and witnessed the transformation discipleship can have in the lives of believers. We’re going to call our discipleship groups, Grow Groups, because we never stopping growing in our relationship with Christ. Through the leadership of God’s Holy Spirit, God speaks through His Word, and we grow more like Christ as we apply what we learn each day. Therefore, our Grow Groups will be centered on God’s Word. Please know that these are not replacing Life Groups! Life Groups are absolutely critical to our mission and ministry at FBG! In fact, our Life Groups will help serve as conduits for plugging folks into Grow Groups.
Grow Groups will be 4-6 men meeting with men and 4-6 women meeting with women for the purpose of studying God’s Word through journaling, sharing journal entries, memorizing Scripture, praying for each other, and holding each other accountable for spiritual growth. They are certainly not “just another Bible study.” I will be explaining these more as the summer continues, but if you already know that you would like to sign up to be in one of our Grow Groups, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (615) 452-5715.