We all need companions on our spiritual journey—friends to encourage, strengthen, and guide us. It’s amongst these friends where we come to discover the power of a healthy, God-centered community. Our Discipleship Groups (D-Groups) allow for that type of transformative and grace-filled space, one that provides rest, laughter, learning, and lasting friendships. Like most things, when it comes to the spiritual life, we’re better together. That’s why we depend on each other to accomplish our God-given mission of transforming the world.
"I loved being part of a D-group last year because it allowed me to be real and genuine with people in a safe and fun environment."
Many D-Group leaders work in Freshmen dorms, offering both small group settings and dorm-wide spiritual formation activities. Grab a California burrito after class, hit the surf on a warm afternoon, or venture on a weekend hike with your group members, all while digging deeper into your faith. Freshmen can join a group that fits their schedule, allowing for a convenient opportunity to open up with friends, hallmates, and RAs about their faith journey.
Other D-Group leaders head-up groups of non-freshman students. All undergraduate student are encouraged to join a group and form new friendships, create memorable experiences, and draw closer to God.
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"Every single person involved is actively seeking God. I have never before found a community where I felt so readily accepted and loved."
All groups are guided by a D-Group leader who receives training, mentoring, and ongoing guidance from the Discipleship Ministries office. Leaders walk alongside their group members in a spirit of service and compassion, guiding them towards a deeper understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Christ.
The Discipleship Ministries student leaders form a cohesive team across campus that meets weekly, attends a fall and spring retreat, and is advised by Melanie Wolf, Director of Discipleship Ministries. Applications to become a D-Group leader are available in the spring for the following year.