D Group FAQ’s

What are D-Groups? D-Groups are small groups committed to the study and application of God’s truths in their lives. D-Groups will provide accountability and encouragement for you as you live your life for the Lord. 

 

Why D-Groups?  In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus commanded His followers to “go therefore and make disciples” (28:19a).  One of the ways we are to do that is by “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (28:19b).  D-Groups give us an opportunity to make disciples and to invest in others as we grow in our walk with the Lord together.

 

When do we meet? We are encouraging everyone to meet on Sunday evenings. We will begin at 5:45 PM.  If a D-Group needs to meet at different times and places during the week, please communicate that with the staff.

 

What about my children? We offer AWANA at 5:30 PM for ages 2 through 5th grade for children that have a parent or grandparent engaged in serving or D-Groups. We will also provide a nursery for ages 2 and under.  You may register at www.fvbchurch.org/AWANA.

 

Where do we meet?  Each group will be assigned a meeting place around the church.

 

How long do the meetings last?  D-Groups will last 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Groups with parents of children in AWANA, please remember they will dismiss at 7:00 PM.

 

How long will my D-Group continue?  The group will last from 12 to 24 months. Each group will be unique in its makeup and, therefore, unique in its duration.  While you will build a lifelong connection with those in your group, no group is permanent.  The goal of D-Group is to make disciples that make disciples.  This is the ongoing process of multiplication.

 

How do I join?  Anyone interested in D-Groups please call the church office or email kshepherd@fvbchurch.org to sign up. Staff and facilitators will work together to develop groups.

 

How many people are in each group?  A D-Group is three to five people, including the facilitator.  Small groups of this size are ideal to provide an atmosphere of transparency and accountability.

 

Are the groups gender specific? Yes. This allows for deeper conversation about issues that are specific to each gender.

 

Are the meetings required?  Meeting together as a group is essential to the nature of the D-Group to help you grow in your daily walk with Christ.

 

What material will we study? The Disciples Path Vol 1 & 2 are required studies for each group.  These studies give participants a solid foundation on basics of our faith and Doctrines of the Church. We have a material list with other studies that is available for the group to choose (please see attached list).

 

Do I really need to sign a covenant?  Yes. The covenant is your commitment to the process of discipleship.  The covenant provides the framework for grace filled accountability which is essential to discipleship.

 

Do I have to teach? D-Groups are designed to study the Word of God during the week in preparation for your time together. Therefore, leaders do not act as teachers but facilitators. The facilitators will guide the discussion among the members of the group.

 

Why can’t people be added to my group any time?  D-Groups are designed to be a set group to provide the greatest intentionality, transparency and accountability. 

 

We would love to hear from you!

If you have any questions, please contact us below or call 662.328.2924