What is Disciple Now? (DNow)

PrintA few people have been asking, “What is a Disciple Now(DNow)?”

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What Is DNow?

“DNow”stands for Disciple Now. So, a DNow Weekend is a Disciple Now Weekend. In its simplest form, a Disciple
Now Weekend is a weekend retreat for our students.

But there are a few distinctions that make DNow Weekends different from a normal retreat. DNow Weekends are an amazing time where a large portion of our church has the chance to play an important role in our students’ lives.

Components Of A DNow Weekend

Here are a few of the core components that make this weekend such an awesome environment for our students to grow spiritually.

Discipleship Oriented

Whereas some retreat weekends are more about getting away and hanging out (which is NOT a bad thing), DNow Weekends put a high premium on discipleship. This year our Large Group sessions will be led by Billy Young, Next Generation Lead Strategist of the Florida Baptist Convention. Billy will help us move the weekend’s theme along from a big-picture perspective. Then there will be times of super-intentional Small Group where students go deeper with their individual small group leaders. It’s a focused time of spiritual growth and application.

Host Homes & Small Groups

“Host Homes” are a key feature of DNow Weekends. A host home is where a family in the church agrees to host a Small Group for the weekend. Each church will be responsible for providing their own set of host homes and small group leaders. Our small groups will be lead by college aged students.

Small Groups will meet in the host home for Bible Study (when they aren’t at the church for Large Group sessions, or other activities). We will spend two nights in our host homes and will eat a few meals and snacks with the host home family. It’s an AMAZING way to get a greater portion of your church involved in your ministry.

Church/Community Focused

Because this is a community event. Trinity Baptist Church will host times of worship and large group teaching time on Friday and Saturday, and a dinner on Saturday night. Each night after worship we will go back to our host homes and have a time of small group Bible study reinforcing the theme and leading towards application of the large group teaching.

 Service Opportunities

One of the coolest times during DNow Weekend will be the mission/community service projects in our community. While giving kids a chance to just hang out and enjoy each other’s company definitely has its place, we also dedicate some time on Saturday to serve our community. This puts an even greater emphasis on discipleship and helps students understand the importance of living out their faith.

I hope this helps explain some things!

As always do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Pastor Brandon

Trinity Baptist Church

Bphillips@trinitybc.org

352.473.7261