Calvary Baptist Church believes that daily prayer and Bible study are evidence of a maturing Christian. To incorporate these two elements in our church member’s daily life, Calvary participates in D-Life. These small groups meet throughout the week in and around the community to purposefully engage themselves in the Word of God.
What is D-Life?
Jesus commanded us to make disciples (Mt. 4:19; 28:18-20). According to Jesus, this is our supreme purpose in life. What if everyone in your church or ministry could be fully equipped for a lifestyle of discipleship? This is the purpose of D-Life. D-Life is an organic, simple, and intentional process for equipping all believers for a lifestyle of making and multiplying disciples.
Living the D-Life means living a lifestyle of discipleship.
- D-Life is not program, it’s a lifestyle.
- D-Life is modeled after the example of Christ.
- D-Life is a proven plan for making and multiplying disciples anytime and anywhere.
- D-Life is Bible-centered, evangelistic, multigenerational, reproducible, and transformational.
- D-Life is a tool that will equip and empower believers for their supreme purpose in life.
- D-Life will not compete with other ministries in your church; it will complete them.
The six practices of D-Life:
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 in the D-Life Web App or the D-Life Journal for their daily Bible reading plan and weekly group Bible studies. 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.
If you are interested in joining a D-Life group, or you would like to guide a D-Life group, please contact the church office or click here, www.livethedlife.com.