Discipleship Groups

D-GROUPS are small groups that are taught like short term Bible Studies based on a variety of subjects. Some groups are in person and others are digital (online only using a free app called ZOOM).  These groups are designed to equip students to live out their faith and grow spiritually.  It's for students who want to take their faith to the next level.  

How do I sign up?

Students sign up by clicking on the link below.  Each course has a different date, teacher, and time.  Choose which course you want more information on and then click on it.  If you like to attend the course then click the blue "Join this group" button.  You will need a valid email address to sign up.  

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & SIGN UP!

Can I attend more than one?

Yes!  However, if the courses meet at the same time you will have to choose just one of them to attend.  But don't worry if a course is pretty popular we try to offer it again the next semester!  

How do digital groups work?

New!  These groups are only online.  You will need to download a free app called ZOOM.  It can be on a computer, tablet, or phone.  They are like a video conference setting where students can get the same experience in person, only this time they don't have to leave their home.  Once they sign up and join a group a link will be given to them to join each week.  

Why are most only 6 weeks? 

The length of each course is determined by the subject and teacher.  Although classes could be shorter or longer, 6 weeks is ideal.  The reason for the short time frame is twofold: one, these courses are not designed to replace small groups (which meet on Sunday nights) and two, since these courses usually meet throughout the week, people’s schedules change throughout the year.  So if a student's schedule is filled for a time (a sport, play, etc.) then once that is over they can sign up for a new course without feeling they have "missed a lot."  

Can only Senior High students attend?

No!  They are open for senior high students, junior high, small group leaders, and friends.  We do have parent-specific d-groups that meet at different times throughout the year (just check the schedule).  

I have an idea for a topic, what do I do? 

We love to hear new ideas all the time!  All you have to do is email Pastor Kyle your thoughts and he will follow up with you at students@firstmbchurch.org.

Can students lead a Discipleship Group?

Yes!  We love students to take on leadership roles!  However, there are a few requirements.  First, you have to be on student IMPACT (our leadership team) and second, you have to apply to be a teacher by clicking here.  

When will the groups usually take place?

We usually start after the start of school (mid-September) and then again late January and finally one set during the summer.  We do have some that start at various times throughout the year but these are the main starting times.