School of Mission
Equipping Unsung Heroes of Missions
Discipleship, Nurture & Apostolic Mission (DNA) Groups, are small gathering of 2 to 4 disciples of Christ who are helping each other become transformed into Christ’s likeness, and advance Christ’s kingdom in every area of life. The Group is centred around the Person and Purpose of Jesus Christ and led by qualified leaders. Each person is helped to be a true disciple of Christ in the 5 C’s: Christ, Community, Character, Calling, and Competency.
The Goal of a DNA Group is to connect people with the desires God wrote in their own hearts. We are not just maturing them spiritually. Now we’re adding a practical dimension in a real mountain: The wisdom of finding a vocation, creating wealth and ministering to others 40 hours a week.
Utilizing the power of God’s Word (Bible), God’s Spirit, and God’s Family, a DNA Group emphasizes the three major practices of a disciple:
Following Jesus Christ means that His very Personhood, His Presence, dwells inside us as our Saviour and King. It involves hearing and obeying His voice as a lifestyle 24/7/365. Being part of a DNA Group helps us to make sure we have the right “DNA” of Christ: Christ Himself, Christ’s Community – His Church, Christ’s Character, Christ’s Calling, Christ’s Competency. Lk.6:46-49; 1 Thess. 5:23-24; Col. 1:28.
No one can become like Christ, apart from supportive, loving, and accountable relationships. When 2-3 men (or women) “fellowship in the light”, opening their hearts with safe and loving friends, they can help each other hear and obey Jesus.1 Jn. 1:3-10 Each person will help the others to abide with Christ, hear His voice, and obey God’s Word in the two main areas of the Kingdom of God:
DNA Groups are not a religious program. They are a way of life. When two, three, or four sincere believers come together for the purpose of helping one another become like Christ and advance His kingdom, supernatural transformation will occur. Rom. 8:29; 1 Cor. 15:48-49; Luke 10:1-24; Matt. 6:33, 10:7-8. DNA Groups meet at least once a week to help each member become like Christ, love God, share the gospel, advance Christ’s kingdom, and make disciples that make disciples.
There are five purposes for a DNA Group:
A small committed group of two to three people has a much better chance of digging into the deep root issues that are blocking personal transformation. In the safety of unconditional love, trust, and confidentiality, people can truly open their hearts. They are more apt to let their “inner conversation” and personal issues come into the light. In the light and love of Father’s Spirit and Father’s family, we can fight for one another’s transformation into Christ’s likeness. 1 John 1:1-7