How do I find a [d]Group?
If you would like to be in a [d]Group, consider asking 3 to 5 other people to join you. Anyone can facilitate a [d]Group. Often [d]groups form out of Life/Small Groups, Bible studies, or other organic relationships in the church.
How often do [d]Groups meet?
[d]Groups meet weekly for about an hour to an hour and a half. It is important to meet consistently. Meeting weekly builds accountability into your group. If someone shows up without reading or doing their H.E.A.R. Journal and everyone else has, they will miss out on opportunities for growth.
What size should a [d]Group be?
[d]Groups should be 3 to 5 people of the same gender. If there are just 2 people, it is easy for one person to dominate the conversation. When you have 3 to 5, if someone has to miss a session, you still have enough people to meet and have good discussion. Groups larger than 5 will find it difficult to fit everything in to the time constraint and some participants may be hesitant to share in a group this size or find it difficult “to get a word in.”
Where do [d]Groups meet?
[d]Groups can meet anywhere: restaurants, coffee shops, offices, homes, parks, etc. Really anywhere you can sit and talk. We encourage [d]groups to meet in a place that is convenient for them.
What if I’m already in a Life Group?
Life Groups are a great way to be connected in Biblical Community and we believe they are a vital part of the church. Life Groups provide us with people in our lives who we can share life, care for each other, and study God’s Word together. [d]Groups provide a more intimate group to grow deeper in your faith and have a deeper level of accountability. Life Groups and [d]Groups don’t compete with each other, they compliment each other.
What are H.E.A.R. Journals?
H.E.A.R. Journals are one of the four key elements of [d]Groups. It is simply a way of journaling each day.
Highlight what stands out to you.
Explain what the scripture is saying.
Apply it to your life personally.
Respond with prayer or action steps.
What if I’m having trouble finding or creating a [d]Group?
We realize in a church our size that it is hard for some people to get connected. If you need help finding or creating a [d]Group we are happy to try and point you in the right direction. Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Reading Plans
Summer/Fall 2021 Reading Plan:
H.E.A.R. Journal pages (printable)
Couldn't get a journal, or just need more pages to write on? Here's a printable copy of our H.E.A.R. journal pages: HEAR_blank_pages.pdf
How to Facilitate a D-Group:
Wondering what a D-Group is supposed to look like? Here's a helpful outline with all the info you need for facilitating a D-Group: D-Groups_outline.pdf
D-Group Accountability Questions: Accountability_Questions.pdf