Scripture to Read: Ephesians 6
As we continue to examine what “discipleship” looks like, we need to know how to invest life to life with each other as disciples of Christ. On our Highview website, we find a guide on how to disciple each other within our group. This guide is not the only way to make disciples of Christ, but it’s an excellent way to invest in each other so that each member can lead their own group as well. Each week, a discipleship group should come together for accountability, training in God’s Word, and a challenge to missional living. The meeting should last between 60–90 minutes. Having a plan of what to accomplish is essential. But trust the Holy Spirit and if needs in the group arise, then seek to meet those needs. There must be accountability, so discuss highlights and spiritual battles from the week. Go over scripture memory verse(s) (Psalms 119:11) because Scripture memorization is key to overcoming daily spiritual battles (1 Corinthians 10:13). Discuss witnessing experiences from the week (Colossians 4:3–4). Also, everyone should share what God has taught them through their time alone with Him and His Word (2 Timothy 3:16). The leader should lead the discussion on the lesson each group member has worked on before the meeting. The discussion time is to answer questions and talk about how to apply, in the coming week, what God is teaching each member of the group. Also, always keep on the forefront the challenge to share the gospel with the lost each week (Ephesians 6:19–20, Colossians 4:3–6).
Challenge & Application
· What did God teach you about either being in a discipleship group or leading a discipleship group?
· How will you apply what God has taught you today, and how will you share this with others?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!