If you’ve been around on Sundays, you’ve been hearing that DNA Groups are starting again soon. So I want to share with you quickly:
- What a DNA Group is
- Why you’d want to be in one, and
- How to get into one this fall.
1. What’s a DNA Group?
Great question. A DNA Group is our primary environment for discipleship (being with Jesus to learn from Jesus how to be like Jesus). Essentially, in DNA Groups, we learn to pay attention to our lives, because that’s where God is waiting to meet us in love: in our everyday, actual life.
Here’s another way to think about it: you know those pithy statements we say a lot at The Table? For example:
- God is always present and at work.
- God is so real, he meets us right where we really are.
- God cares about all of it more than we do.
- The goal isn’t knowing more or behaving better, but union with God.
A DNA Groups is where we learn how to actually live as if those things are true.
2. Why would I want to be in a DNA Group?
To answer this question, here are some quotes from people who’ve been through DNA Groups:
- “After DNA Group, my children started behaving like angels and I won the lottery!” – Ignacio Bravo
- “I couldn’t believe that literally every prayer I prayed got answered. All my dreams are coming true!” – Alicia Leming
- “I can’t stop smiling. It has become impossible for me to be sad.” – Matt Tebbe
OK I’m just kidding, obviously. Those people said nothing like that, and that’s NOT what happens in DNA Groups!
In all seriousness, you want to be in a DNA Group if you have a desire for your faith to become less of an idea you believe and more of a life you live. If you want to learn how to pay closer attention to your life and discern what God is doing in and around you. If you want a more consistent sense of God’s presence in your life. If you want to learn to actually live by grace.
Be aware, too, that It’s a fairly intensive process. It will require time and effort. But it has the potential to radically transform your life (and I promise that’s not “pastor hyperbole”).
3. How do get into a DNA Group?
Alright, if after all that, you know you want to be in a DNA Group this fall… contact us and let us know!
We are working on putting groups together right now, and knowing you’re interested will help us plan. We’ll also want to touch base with you and chat about it in-person, to make sure it’s the right fit and season for you.