What are Discipleship Groups?

  • Small groups of 3-4 men or 3-4 women working together toward a deeper understanding of and connection with Jesus.  

  • Teaching and learning within intentional relationships modeled after Jesus and his disciples.  

  • A working study utilizing the book, “Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ,” by Greg Ogden. This curriculum covers 29 different topics. Here are just a few examples of what you'll be discovering:

    • Knowing Christ - through Bible study, prayer and worship

    • Understanding Christ - by digging into what the Bible says about the Triune God, sin, grace and redemption

    • Becoming like Christ - by the Holy Spirit and embodying His love

    • Serving Christ - by walking in obedience 

  • Groups meet 2-4 times per month, for 12-18 months while working through the book.  You can expect 1-2 hours each week of personal preparation time for your meetings.  Meetings typically last about 1-2 hours.  Yes, this is a commitment!  But remember….it's worth the cost to follow Jesus!

Who Should Participate? 

  • Everyone at Lakeside! Old and New!  If you are a new follower of Jesus, this is the perfect place to start growing your faith in Christ and learning what it means to follow Jesus.  

  • Even if you’ve been following Jesus for 20 years, we would encourage you to participate in a discipleship group.  You will deepen your faith and strengthen your relationship with God.  You will also be better equipped to go and make more disciples of Jesus.    

Why Join a Discipleship Group?

  • We are called to be disciples and to make disciples.  The Great Commision in Matthew 28:19 tells us, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…”

  • We aren't meant to learn about God on our own.  By being in a discipleship group you'll have structure and accountability.

  • You'll grow in the knowledge of God and apply spiritual disciplines which will help you develop spiritual maturity and become more Christ-like.

  • The natural result of the growth you'll experience is that the kingdom of God will multiply as you make more disciples.  

How Do I Get Started?

  • Tell us a little bit about yourself by following the prompts when you register. [click here to register]

  • Once you register, we'll work on matching you with a group.  As soon as we have the group ready your leader will contact you to set up your first meeting.