dna STARTER GUIDE
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HOW ARE DNA GROUPS FORMED?
BASED ON RELATIONSHIP
DNA Groups can be formed based on relationships that have already been established through other discipleship environments.
BASED ON SHARED INTEREST OR NEED
DNA Groups can be formed based on a shared study interest or need (parenting, marriage, theology, etc.). Leadership will help form these groups and get them started.
BASED ON SHARED SEASON OF LIFE
DNA Groups can be formed based on a shared season of life (young mother, student, empty-nester, etc.). Leadership will work to form these groups and get them started.
WHO LEADS THE DNA GROUPS?
Each DNA will have a clear stated leader that is responsible for the organization and communication of the group. To lead a DNA, you must be in a Missional Community and work with your Missional Community Leader to get the group formed.
what is the commitment length for the group?
We ask each member of the DNA group to make a six month commitment to the group. After that time, each member can decide to continue with that same group for as long as they choose, or work with the leadership to find a new group.
WHAT IS THE DNA GROUP CONTENT?
To start, we highly recommend every group to walk through our Stories Resource, a simple resource that teaches and reviews the story of God, and then has each group member share their own story in light of that greater story.
Once that resource has been walked through, and that baseline level of relationship is beginning to form, the group members themselves will then decide what content they walk through. This could be parenting, theology, how to walk through suffering, or many other topics. If you don’t have a specific place you know you want to start, another option for the group is to use our Summit Daily tool to simply walk through Scripture and use that as the driving content for the group.
*Physical booklets of the "Stories Resource" are available for free at the Resource Center at the building.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL GROUP MEETING LOOK LIKE?
Each DNA meeting is typically a discussion guided by a recommended resource. The members of the DNA will read an allotted section of a book on their personal time throughout the week, then come together to discuss how the book is impacting them using a simple process that seeks to disciple the whole man (head, heart and hands). During this time is when we seek to discover unbelief, nurture the heart, and plan to act in obedience to King Jesus.