Sample Meeting Structure

What do Discipleship Group meetings look like?

For the first several meetings when launching your Discipleship Group, check out our Discipleship Group Starter Guide. Once you have established your Discipleship Group, the outline below will give you a good guide for your meeting structure.

Sample Discipleship Group Meeting Structure

Here are some elements your weekly meetings can include:

Fellowship: Spend the first ten minutes catching up. If you want, you can be more structured during this time and have each person share their “high” and “low” of the week.

Prayer: Have a member pray for God’s blessing over your meeting.

Scripture Memory: After everyone quotes the week’s memory verse, ask, “As you meditated on this verse, what stood out to you?” We want to hide God’s Word in our heart, not just be able to recite it.

Bible Reading and HEAR Journals: Study the Word of God together. A great way to do this is to share HEAR journals from the week. The goal of studying the Bible is to apply the Word of God. Remember, knowledge without application is useless information.

Here are some good application questions to utilize:

  • What are you hearing from God, and what are you doing about it?
  • What is God teaching you, and how is it affecting your life?
  • Is there a promise to claim?
  • Is there an action or attitude to avoid?
  • Is there a principle to apply?

Accountability: Spend a few moments asking questions and keeping each other accountable. All accountability should be saturated with grace, not legalism. You can’t expect what you don’t inspect.

With the additional time you have in the group, ask specific questions that will allow people to share about additional parts of their lives.

  1. What Scripture is currently shaping me?
  2. What has my attention, thoughts, and energy?
  3. Which relationships am I currently investing in?
  4. Who am I helping take one step closer to Jesus?
  5. Who am I discipling?
  6. How am I living out my God-given calling?
  7. How am I leaving a legacy that matters?

Close with Prayer: Share prayer requests and have a member pray.