DNA Groups

The mission of God is to restore all things to himself in and through the work and person of Jesus Christ. His chosen vehicle through which he is accomplishing that mission is the church. As God restores us to himself, he is also restoring us to be who he intends us to be. This restoring work does not happen in isolation, but rather in and through our relationships with each other as family. We do not do it alone. We need each other.

What is a D.N.A. Group?

A DNA Group usually consists of three people—men with men, women with women—within a particular gospel community, who meet together regularly to be known and to bring the gospel to bear on each other’s lives so that they grow in and live out our gospel identity. DNA Groups are not about seeking the approval of people, but God’s approval—the only approval that matters—that is already ours because of Jesus’ perfect life, death, and resurrection. (Galatians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

DISCIPLESHIP

Remind each other of our new Identity in Jesus Christ.

Admonish and teach one another to obey Jesus’ commands. (Matthew 28:18-20; Colossians 3:15-17)

Train and equip each other to serve in tangible ways. (Ephesians 4:11-3)

NURTURE

Get to know one another’s stories, listening closely to each other and to the Holy Spirit so we can carefully and empathetically direct each other to truth. (John 16:7-15)

Check one another’s passions: How are you doing? Who are you loving well? Not so well? Where are you living in fear? What can we celebrate with you? What are you struggling through? (Romans 12:10,15)

Pray with and for each other. (Romans 12:12; Ephesians 6:18; James 5:16)

ACCOUNTABILITY

Encourage each other to live out what we believe through making goals and helping each other fulfill them. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Check in and review how faithful we have been in keeping our word.

Speak the truth in love as we see areas of sin (Ephesians 4:14-16), correcting and rebuking with God’s Word when necessary. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

PATHWAY INTO A DNA GROUP:

Express your interest to your gospel community leader and ask them to help you get into a DNA group.

Once you are in one, here are some great guides on how to spend your time.