Discipleship is an intentional time devoted to spiritual growth.

At Bethany we have a couple of different ways you can be involved in Discipleship: Life Groups, Journey Groups & Marriage Mentors.

Life Groups

Life Groups are small home groups that meet twice a month for fellowship, prayer and care.

Journey Groups

Journey Groups are gender-specific groups of 3-4 people who meet for a dedicated time of Bible study, character formation and accountability.

Marriage Mentors

Marriage Mentors pair up experienced couples with younger couples for mentoring.

How Do I Know what's right for me?

First off, we know and see God using all three of these options to help people grow in Christ at Bethany. Thus, you have some great options to prayerfully consider. Here are some helpful descriptors to better understand the differences between the three options.

Adult Bible FellowshipLife GroupJourney Group
Size10-30 people8-16 people4-6 people
Group MakeupCo-ed & gender-specific optionsCo-edGender Specific
Meeting FrequencyWeeklyTwo times a monthWeekly & monthly one-on-ones
Meeting DurationFall, Winter, Spring & Summer SemestersSeptember – MaySeptember – May (some meet longer)
Missional-LivingEncouragedOpportunityEquipped & Experienced
When Can I Join?AnytimeAnytimeFall & sometimes Winter
How do I Join?Show upSign upConversational Process
HomeworkRarelyDepends on group1-2 hours per week
Teaching/Learning Styles (Elements of Meeting Times)Lecture, Discussion, PrayerDiscussion, Interaction, Fellowship/Care, PrayerTruth (Study)
Equipping (Application)
Mission (Evangelism)
Supplication (Prayer)
Interaction & TransparencyCasual (Low)Personal (Moderate)Accountability (High)
Key FocusesScriptural Knowledge, Application & Spiritual GrowthCommunity, Care & Spiritual GrowthGospel-Centered Transformation (Discipleship) & Leadership Development
Commitments Possible fellowship gatherings and care within group (Minimal)Seasonal fellowship gatherings, regular care opportunities inside and some outside the group (Regular)Life on Life relationships include regular One-on-One meetings, care and support for group, social gatherings and service opportunities (High)