Discipleship groups, or DGroups, are smaller gatherings of people from our church and the community that meet together throughout the week in homes. They are focused around the mission that Christ gave us: to make disciples. We call them "the family of The Fields."
Family is very important to us at The Fields – not just individual families, but also our church family. God created the family in the very beginning of Genesis 1 and told them to “be fruitful and multiply.” The Apostle Paul used this picture of family to describe our relationship to God and our relationship to one another in the church. In the New Testament, there are over 50 “one another” scriptures that talk about how the church must do life with “one another.” God always meant for life to be done in community, not alone.
Our groups focus on 3 things:
- Missional Living
Every group has a missional focus. We want to be intentional to engage a particular area of our community with consistent relationship focused activities on mission for Christ. This often happens at our YMCA, neighborhoods, local ministries, or people and places of need.
- Gospel Application
DGroups meet regularly to apply the Gospel through sermon-based discussion, as well as one-on-one discipleship. Our goal is to learn about God's Word together so that we can live it out and become more like Christ together.
- Life in Community
Our groups also take time to just do life together with picnics, dinners, parties, cookouts, and other events. These are great to build unity with one another in the hopes that all who come may encounter the love of Christ.
How Do I Find A Group?
We desire to see everyone at the Fields involved in a DGroup and to see every group multiplying – to be a church of small groups, not a church with small groups. This is one of the most important aspects of being "a church in the world." As you consider which group would be best for you or your family, think about the following:
- the location – where do they meet?
- the mission – who are they trying to reach?
- the people – who is a part of this group?
Current DGroups & Leaders
Click here to email Pastor Ed to find out more info and get connected with one of our DGroups.