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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 Arlington

Are you interested in leading a Discipleship Group? If so, we pray your passion is to see people grow in Christ-likeness and grow together in community.

As you consider this role, we look for common qualities in our Discipleship Group leader:

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

We often say you are not responsible for your group, but rather to them. We understand you cannot control the growth of someone in your group but you can create an environment of honesty, openness and a safe place for people to grow.

Due to the importance of this leadership position, leaders are required to agree with the WHAT WE TEACH document in belief and in practice. 

MBC also requires discipleship group leaders to go through an application process 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 is Above 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 six 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, you will enter into an intentional relationship with either a staff member or coach. This person will be available to you for counsel, prayer and training as you take on this new responsibility of caring for a group of people.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or would like to learn more about this position.

Staff

 
 

Eric Saunders

Arlington Campus Pastor
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Eric Saunders is the Campus Pastor at the McLean Bible Church Arlington campus, having previously served in pastoral roles in Raleigh, North Carolina and in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He is married to Jenique and they have two children, Harry (Eli) and Roman.

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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.

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