Discipleship

Discipleship Group Information

Discipleship

Jesus Christ gave his church an incredible mission when he said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

At Military Street we take joy in being a part of Christ's mission. We want to be and to make W.I.S.E. disciples:

 

Word centered and rooted in Christ;

 

 In love with the Lord and loving our neighbors;

 

Spirit-directed, equipped and empowered

 

Engaged in serving God by serving others.

 

We believe one of the best ways to grow as a disciple is to join together with others for encouragement.

 

Basic DGroup Information

Imagine a comfortable gathering in a home or here at the church that focuses on some or all of this; discussion, conversation, DVD presentations, fellowship, prayer, study, laughter, ministry, service, and learning good, solid, foundational and Christ-centered information. We call that gathering a DGroup. The “D” stands for “Discipleship.” They are our MSBC small groups.

DGroups average 5 to 15 people. There are groups for couples, men, women, and combinations of them called mixed groups. These small groups cover a variety of topics that are most times chosen by the individual groups but sometimes are part of a church-wide campaign where all groups are involved with the same subject or project.

Some of our DGroups meet at the church on Sunday evenings. For folks with children, this can be very convenient.

There are meaningful activities at the church on Sunday evenings for children and youth from age 4 years through high school. If you take advantage of this scheduling, your family can all be at the same place at the same time! Some other Sunday evening groups meet locally so you could join one of those groups and drop your children/youth here at MSBC.

So how does one join a group? First, look over the DGroups listed here in the Discipleship page. Most groups are open unless the physical limits of the meeting room have been reached. You can call the DGroup Leader for more information and to confirm meeting time and place. Or, I would be happy to meet with you to become both better acquainted and answer any of your DGroup or MSBC related questions. Also, the Church Bulletin Board and DGroup Info Folders, located by the organ and Info Table (where the mail folders are located), have DGroup details and sign-up sheets.

One more thing…Another offering here that may help you with the transition to a new church would be our Ministry Milestone Classes. There are four classes; Membership, Maturity, Ministry, and Mission. They are designed 1) to introduce you to more info about the history and heritage of MSBC, 2) to help you mature in your relationship with Jesus, 3) to help you identify your ministry talents and gifts, and 4) to help you organize your testimony so that when the opportunity to share arises you’ll be ready. These Classes are also “advertised” in the Bulletin and on the Bulletin Board.

We are blessed to have you as part of our family of Christ followers.

Looking forward,

Pastor Travis

207.532.2783 x109