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Real discipleship is an important process for every believer that provides intimate friendships, an environment of accountability, and most importantly, it cultivates a life rooted deeply in God’s Word that produces a life of godly character and unwavering commitment to our calling in Christ. 

The third step in the Discipleship Pathway is to participate in a yearly Discipleship Group, or a “D-Group”. A D-Group is a gender-specific, closed group of 3-5 believers (including the leader) who meet together weekly for the purpose of accelerated spiritual transformation. 

D-groups form through pre-existing, meaningful relationships with other believers in environments like Connect Groups and serving on teams together. If you already have 2-4 friends who want to start a D-Group, let one of your leaders know and we can help you launch and lead a new D-Group. Our staff has provided helpful resources that will remove the intimidation of leading.

D-Group Resources

We recommend the F-260 Bible reading plan, which covers the entire meta-narrative of scripture through 5 weekly readings (with weekends off). You can download it here. The YouVersion App also has a lot of great reading plans that you can use for free.


Download the MARCS Assessment to help the participants in your D-Group gauge their own spiritual growth as well as determine where they are as a disciple-maker.


  • Growing Up; Bearing Fruit; Firmly Planted by Robby Gallaty

  • Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream by David Platt

  • Multiply: Disciples Who Make Disciples by Francis Chan forwarded by David Platt

  • Growing True Disciples by George Barna

  • The Lost Art of Disciple-Making by Leroy Eims

  • Transformational Discipleship: How People Grow by Eric Geiger, Michael Kelley, and Philip Nation

  • What is the Gospel? By Greg Gilbert

  • Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem

  • Discipleshift: Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples by Jim Putnam, Bobby Harrington, and Robert Coleman

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