To GROW disciples on the journey with Jesus.
Once you begin your relationship with Jesus one of the best ways to grow in your faith is to become part of a GROW group. GROW groups exist as a way for people to engage in biblical community that helps them become more like Jesus in every area of their lives. John Ortberg writes: "God uses people to form people. That is why what happens between you and another person is never merely human-to-human interaction—the Spirit longs to be powerfully at work in every encounter."
The path to being a disciple is a journey, not a destination. It begins when we find someone we trust; a GROW group leader, mentor, or mature Christian and voluntarily submit to their leadership and guidance. Being humble like this opens you up to allowing God to use them to speak to you and to teach you.
Being a disciple that learns Jesus' words, learns Jesus' way of ministry and imitates Jesus' life and character is the goal of a growing disciple in the journey with Jesus. We do that by journeying with a group of people that are being led in becoming more like Jesus. GROW groups at Discovery Church are designed to give you a deeper understanding of the Bible, help you to know Jesus better and provide a safe environment to ask thoughtful and even hard questions.
Learning and growing in your faith is exciting! Sharing how you are growing with someone is an important step in your discipleship. You do not need to wait 5, 10 or 15 years to teach someone else how to follow Jesus. Sharing what you learned with your spouse, children, volunteering in Discovery Kids, learning how to serve with others, using your gifts and talents are ways that you can be discipling someone else.
One of the greatest joys is to be able to help others GROW in their relationship with Jesus. We want everyone to have enough skills and insight into the Christian faith to be able to share with others who Jesus is and to help them in their journey of faith.