This topic is adapted from the PursueGOD Video YouTube channel.
When we talk about “groups,” we’re just talking about connecting with people in your world in intentional ways. Here are some examples:
- A couples’ devotional.
- A family devotional.
- A men’s or women’s group.
- A small group.
- One-on-one mentoring/discipleship.
When we say “start a group,” we’re encouraging you to regularly explore a topic or take a series to spark a conversation with people in your life. And the reason for doing it is simple: it’ll change your world.
If you’re a follower of Jesus, you are called to “make disciples” as part of your Christian life. This is not an option, but a command! And one of the best ways to make disciples is to intentionally seek out groups in your life to mentor.
Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
It’s easier than you think, and anyone can do it. So start a group today.
- Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
- What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
- Has anyone ever invited you to be a part of a group? What happened?
- “If you’re a follower of Jesus, you are called to ‘make disciples’ as part of your Christian life. This is not an option, but a command!” Explain why you agree or disagree with this statement.
- Who are people in your life you could or should group up with? Why?
- What is one practical step you can take this week to apply this topic to your life? Explain.
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.