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Discipleship Group Leaders

'The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also."

2 Timothy 2:2

Mature Christian believers can have a vital role in guiding and serving as examples to others. At MBC, we intentionally do this through discipleship groups. Group leaders meet growing Christians where they are, develop relationships, and help lead them to their next spiritual steps. They encourage, challenge and help equip growing disciples – even as they, too, continue to maturely spiritually. They challenge those disciples to ultimately become disciple makers. 

Jesus is our perfect example of this. He met people where they were, and brought them into smaller groups to grow in their faith.

Leading a group is a tremendous responsibility, but comes with many rewards.

Discipleship Group Leaders at Loudoun

Thank you for your interest in becoming a discipleship group leader, apprentice leader, or coach at MBC Loudoun. Discipleship Groups are a critical part of life within MBC Loudoun because they are the primary arena in which we attempt to see people grow in their walk with Christ and help them become active, contributing members of our community. As such, Discipleship Group leaders, apprentices and coaches help people go from being 'just one of the masses,' to fully connected, mature in Christ, members of our body. Being a leader is very rewarding, but it is no small responsibility.

We look for common qualities in our Discipleship Group leadership team:

  • Faithful: Pursuing Personal Spiritual Growth
  • Available and Committed
  • Initiative: Intentionally Inspiring Discipleship
  •  Teachable
  • Honest and Authentic

As a discipleship group leader, you will be trained, equipped and supported as you lead your group of 4-6 people/couples to become fully devoted followers of Christ.  

While leading a discipleship group is a tremendous responsibility and a significant time commitment, the rewards are numerous. You will be given the privilege of seeing people grow in their relationship with Christ. You will build relationships that are deep and meaningful. A lot will be asked of you as a leader, but much more will be given. 

Due to the importance of this leadership position, leaders are required to agree with the WHAT WE TEACH document in belief and in practice. We also encourage but do not require leaders to be members of MBC.

MBC also requires discpleship group leaders to go through an application process, training, and ongoing leadership development.  The following list provides an overview:

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Assess - Take a moment and read through the Leader Position Description. Please also study our expectations regarding living a life that isAbove Reproach.
  • Pray - Please pray through your decision to become a discipleship group leader. Are you called to lead a discipleship group?
  • Study our Statement of Faith - Agreement both in belief and in practice with our Statement of Faith is required. If you have questions about or disagreements with our Statement of Faith, please let us know.
  • Apply - Complete the online Leadership Application.
  • Meet - During the approval process, a staff member or coach will contact you about setting up an in-person interview once we receive your application.
  • Join - Within 6 months of your conditional approval to lead a discipleship group, you should attend the McLean Bible Church Membership Orientation and complete the membership application. All discipleship group leaders must be members of McLean Bible Church.
  • Train - To be better equipped to lead a discipleship group, attend Group Leadership Training, held at the Tysons campus of McLean Bible Church. Once approved as a leader you will be provided more details about this training. For ongoing suggestions, ideas, and excellentdiscipleship group resources.

Thank you for your interest in Discipleship Groups and for your willingness to consider leadership.

Suggested Curriculums

How to Use These Guides - Read me first! 

Studying the Bible - Bible Studies on specific books of the Bible, and general studies on how to go deeper in the Word.

Knowing God - Studies to deepen your group's knowledge of God's character.

Prayer - Learning how to communicate with God through prayer.

Spiritual Life - Developing spiritual disciplines and pursuing holiness and godliness.

Identity in Christ - Knowing who you are in Christ, and identifying idols we often replace Christ with in our lives.

Mission and Evangelism - Learning how to share your faith with courage and conviction, and discovering God's heart for reaching the whole world. 

Defending the Faith - Understanding how to engage our culture and answer questions about our faith.

Stewardship and the Church - How are we called to live as followers of Christ? What is the purpose of the church? These studies will help you discover the answers to those questions.

Disciple-Making - Help others grow in their faith as followers of Jesus.

Marriage and Dating - Studies to develop a biblical view of marriage and dating, to encourage and strengthen marriages.

Current Needs

As a discipleship group leader, you will be trained, equipped, and supported as you lead your group of 4-6 people or couples in becoming more like Christ. 

You may feel led to lead a group of men, of women, or of couples. One particular need we have is for someone to lead Baby Boomers--is this you?

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