Rock Bridge D-Groups

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples.
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 

John 8:31-32

MAKING Disciples Who MAKE Disciples!

Our passion must be the same as our Savior's ... to reproduce followers of Jesus who love God and obey Him out of love!

D-Groups help believers cultivate intimate friendships, an environment of accountability, and a life rooted deeply in God’s Word.

A D-Group is a gender-specific group of 3-5 believers who meet together weekly for the purpose of discipleship and multiplication. Eventually, each member invites others to take the same journey with them. The simple plan of D-Groups helps anyone facilitate a group leading to maturity!

Check out the overview and FAQ's below to learn more. If you have questions about D-Groups or are interested in leading one, contact us ... discipleship@rockbridge.cc

D-Group FAQ's

Can I lead a D-Group?

There are only two requirements for leading a D-Group. The first is that you are intentionally pursuing Christ. If you can say, “Follow me; I’m pursuing Christ,” you have the tools you need to lead a D-Group. Second, you must be a member of Rock Bridge, which means you are committed to the family mission.

How do I choose people to disciple?

Jesus spent time in prayer before selecting men to disciple, so you should begin by asking God to send you a group of people who have a desire to learn and grow. Your D-Group should consist of believers who are Faithful, Available, and Teachable. 

Is this person faithful in following Jesus at whatever stage of life they are currently?

Is this person available enough to fulfill the time commitment of a D-Group?

Does this person display a humble desire to learn from those around him or her?

It doesn’t matter if a person has been walking with Jesus for two months or two decades. If they have a track record of being faithful, available, and teachable, then they would be a great person to invite into your D-Group.

If you don’t have anybody like this in your life, the next step for you is to join a Small Group!

How many people should be in a group?

Accountability works best in a smaller setting, so the ideal size of a D-Group is 3 to 5 people (you and 2-4 others). We recommend that you don’t have more than 5, and a 1-on-1 relationship is not ideal.

What does a meeting look like?
  • Small talk/catch up (5 mins.)

  • Start with silence & prayer (5 mins.)

  • Discipleship/Accountability questions (15 mins.)

  • Share what was learned through reading & responding to God’s Word (25-30 mins.)

  • Share prayer requests and pray for one another (10 mins.)

Is there an attendance requirement?

Yes, and it is not negotiable. The first time I meet with a potential group, I review the commitments with them. Since we’re going to spend the next 9-15 months together, I want to know if they are committed. Some people have said after the initial meeting, “This isn’t really for me.” That’s okay.

We allow potential disciples to opt out of the group on the front end after understanding the expectations. Remember, you're looking for people who have a desire to grow and learn. An unwillingness to commit reveals that they are not ready to be in a D-Group. 

What if I don't know the answer to a question?

There’s no shame in not knowing the answers to every question. Simply confess that you don't have all the answers, but you will find them. Then do so before the next meeting by using a trusted resource or asking a spiritual leader for help. 

It is less important to know answers than it is to know how to seek them. You may not have total recall when it comes to biblical history, theology, and doctrine, but with time you can locate them.