Christ called us to be disciples who make disciples. Our discipleship groups are groups of three to four people that meet weekly to challenge and grow each other. This is where the real work is done.
In DNA all members learn basics of bible reading and study, basic doctrines, and most especially how to "gospel their own heart." We are learning how to counsel ourselves, to live by repentance and faith, how to apply the gospel to every area of life. Too often Christians believe they were done repenting at conversion and have "moved on" from the gospel. It is something we live and breathe every single day.
“We never ‘get beyond the gospel’ in our Christian life to something more ‘advanced.’ The gospel is not the first ‘step’ in a ‘stairway’ of truths, rather, it is more like the ‘hub’ in a ‘wheel’ of truth. The gospel is not just the A-B-C’s of Christianity, but it is the A to Z of Christianity. We are not justified by the gospel and then sanctified by obedience but the gospel is the way we grow (Galatians 3:1-3) and are renewed (Colossians 1:6). It is the solution to each problem, the key to each closed door, the power through every barrier (Romans 1:16-17) … All our problems come from a failure to apply the gospel ... The main problem, then, in the Christian life is that we have not thought out the deep implications of the gospel, we have not ‘used’ the gospel in and on all parts of our life ... The key to continual and deeper spiritual renewal and revival is the continual re-discovery of the gospel.”
In DOXA, we go on to practice those principles we learned in DNA while devoting our study time to other topics or bible books.
We also offer counseling with the elders and other trained members of the congregation and are affiliated with other trusted local counselors through ACBC.
DNA & DOXA are reserved for members of CtL.