How Discovery Groups Work

Stories of Transformation

What do you picture when you think of a Discovery Group?

We talk a lot about new Discovery Groups being formed, where a family, friends, and some neighbors study the Bible together and discover who God is. These groups often become little churches. They meet, discover, and obey what they learn together. They congregate wherever there is space for a small group.

The most common way to gather is to sit in a circle on the floor.

We use the same format when we conduct Disciple Making Movement (DMM) training and coaching meetings.

In fact, in every situation, forming small groups, even when there is a larger congregation or training event, is the best way to facilitate the discovery of truth. This kind of discovery environment draws out and proves the three criteria Jesus spoke about in his explanation of the parable of the seeds and soil.

The ground where the seed falls and grows into a healthy plant is described as those “who, having heard the word with an honest and good heart, hold on to it and by enduring, produce fruit” (Luke 8:15).

In the past ten years, thousands of these little groups have begun. Will you pray for these new followers of Jesus?

  • Pray that, as they read the Word and put it into practice, they will deeply come to know and radiate the One who is the Living Word.
  • Pray that they will become a life-giving, loving, uplifting influence in their communities.
  • Pray that the Lord will strengthen them daily with hope and perseverance in the face of everyday life pressures, as well as persecutions of various kinds.
  • Pray that they will continue to share their new life with family, friends, and neighboring communities.
  • Pray Colossians 1:9-13!

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,

They need our prayers!

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