WHAT ARE MICRO-GROUPS?

Micro-Groups are a simple disciple-making process that can be started by any person, at any time, in any place. Each Micro-Group consists of three people. ONE facilitator invites ONE person who, in turn, invites ONE person. This group of three is committed to growing and multiplying their relationship with Jesus Christ, or in other words, a Micro-Group makes disciples who make disciples. It is expected that there will come a time when the Micro-Group will multiply into new Micro-Groups.

TWO RHYTHMS OF MICRO-GROUPS

  1. Daily Bible Reading – A personal daily Bible reading plan with a simple journal that will take you through the gospels one chapter at a time beginning in Mark. The goal is to read five chapters each week.
  2. Weekly Micro-Group Connection – Meet with your group of three, either face to face or virtually, for 30-90 minutes.

FIVE PRINCIPLES OF MICRO-GROUPS

Simple Enough to Reproduce – Micro-groups are intended for rapid multiplication and can be led by anyone, at any time, in any place. A healthy micro-group can consist of people at any stage of spiritual growth. The goal is not to control them but to allow them to multiply through natural relational networks.

Scripture is Our Curriculum – Since Mark is the shortest and, in some ways, the easiest to read, it is recommended that your micro-group start here. It will take approximately three weeks to finish, reading one chapter daily. It is important to note that it is not necessary to complete all four gospels to multiply. Some groups will be ready to multiply after completing their first gospel.

Holy Spirit is Our Teacher – The key to spiritual growth is learning to hear and follow Jesus through His Spirit. While reading the Scripture each day, ask, "What is Jesus saying to me?" and "What am I going to do about it?"

Following Jesus is Our Objective – A disciple is a person who follows Jesus, is being transformed by Jesus, and is committed to the mission of Jesus to make more disciples. Therefore, our goal is to learn to see God at work, hear His voice, understand His ways, and follow Him, which is why we continually ask, "What is Jesus saying to me through His Scripture?" and "What am I going to do about it?"

Relationship is Our Vehicle – The Good News of Jesus Christ naturally travels from one relationship to another. Micro-groups are limited to three and are started when you invite your one, and your one invites their one.

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