WHAT IS A DNA GROUP?
DNA stands for Discipleship, Nurture, and Accountability. They exist to do what Sunday evenings and Community Groups cannot fully do. They offer a more personal and intentional form of discipleship, nurture (care), and accountability, as well as interactive Bible reading. Ideally, each group would consist of 3-5 people and would be gender specific.
DNA Groups FAQ
How often do DNA Groups meet?
What does a typical DNA Group gathering look like?
What does DISCIPLESHIP look like in DNA Groups?
A disciple is someone who is increasingly learning to live, love, and look like Jesus. Essentially, everything we do together in community is part of discipleship. However, discipling one another will involve:
Reminding one another of our identity in Jesus Christ.
Admonishing and teaching one another to obey Jesus’ commandments (Matthew 28:18-20).
Training one another to serve in tangible ways.
Reading the Scripture together.
What does NURTURE look like in DNA Groups?
It means caring sincerely for one another. This will include:
Getting to know one another’s stories, and listening closely to each other and to the Holy Spirit, so we can carefully and empathetically direct each other to truth.
Checking one another’s heart and passions by asking questions like: How are you doing? Who are you loving well? Not so well? Where are you living in fear? What can we celebrate with you? What are you struggling with?
Praying with and for each other.
What does ACCOUNTABILITY look like in DNA Groups?
Holding one another accountable is more than just asking hard questions. It involves:
Encouraging each other to live out what we believe through making goals and helping each other fulfill them.
Reviewing the past week and how faithful we have been in keeping our word.
Speaking the truth in love as we see areas of sin, correcting and rebuking with God’s Word and the gospel when necessary.
Am I the only one not in a DNA Group?
No! We are just now really officially launching our initiative for these groups, so you are not behind the curb at all. Our hope is to see DNA Groups starting and growing in 2017.
NEXT STEPS TO JOIN A DNA GROUP
Start with the relationships you are already building
Look for opportunities to start building relationships
Ask a leader for some help to get started
Maybe you are still having a hard time finding people who are available to form a group with you. If that is the case, you can always talk to your Community Group leader and ask him/her to help you form a group! Another option is to reach out to us, and we would be glad to help!