the six practices of d-life are modeled after jesus
JESUS CALLED HIS DISCIPLES TO COME AND HAVE INTIMATE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM. D-Groups of three to eight people will meet weekly for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. D-Groups can meet anytime and anywhere including coffee shops, restaurants, homes, schools, parks, or places of business. Those in your D-Groups may or may not go to your church. They can include family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and others.
JESUS TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLES USING STORIES AND INTERACTIVE GROUP DISCUSSIONS. D-Groups will use the Weekly Study Guides found on the D-Life Web App for their daily Bible reading plan and weekly group Bible study. The plan is to read through the New Testament or story through the Old Testament in one year by simply reading one chapter a day five days a week. The weekly group Bible study will come from one these chapters. Each week a different person in the group will be assigned to lead in prayer, tell the Bible story, read the Bible story, and facilitate the Bible study using the questions provided in the study guide.
JESUS PRAYED WITH HIS DISCIPLES AND TAUGHT THEM HOW TO PRAY. D-Groups pray together and practice the discipline of prayer in their daily lives. Each week D-Groups will share prayer requests and pray for one another and for spiritual awakening in our land.
JESUS DID MINISTRY WITH HIS DISCIPLES AND SENT THEM OUT TO DO MINISTRY. D-Groups share in ministry to one another and in "outside the walls" ministry and evangelism. Every D-Group is to work together on one ministry and evangelism project every two months. These projects may include prayer walk evangelism, work projects at a local school, crashing someone's yard for lawn care, building a wheelchair ramp, providing for a family at Thanksgiving or Christmas. D-Groups should think creatively. The possibilities for ministry and evangelism projects are endless.
JESUS TRAINED HIS DISCIPLES AND COMMISSIONED THEM TO GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES. D-Groups will multiply within one to two years. It is not the goal of D-Groups to remain together. It is through multiplication that D-Groups fulfill the purpose of making disciples who make other disciples. The ultimate objective of every D-Group is replication.
JESUS HELD HIS DISCIPLES ACCOUNTABLE TO THE SIX PRACTICES OF DISCIPLESHIP. D-Groups hold each other accountable to these six practices of discipleship. Loving spiritual accountability is vital in relationships committed to spiritual growth and personal holiness.