This Advent and Christmas we are going to help you to bring Christmas to your Network, to your Extended Family and to the people who live in your Home. We hope you will begin to pray about who God is calling you to invite to discover Jesus with you this season. The goal is to invite people who live with you, who are in your extended family and in your network to 5 weeks of discovery bible study starting around the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th. Are you in?

Please visit the pages for Network, Extended Family and Home for tips and resources for each specific group.

Inviting people to do a Discovery Group is new to all of us at Oakdale. We have a Prayer Team that will pray with and for you during the process of discerning who God has prepared for you to invite. Contact: Christy Long,  , or Wayne Bauman,  .

Anyone—even non-believers—can facilitate a Discovery Group. But once you’ve got a group together, coming to one of our weekly peer-coaching groups online will help you better understand the essential disciple-making “DNA” that is behind each of the 7 questions. There are currently 6 sessions (2 daytime and 4 evening) available during the week. Contact: Anne Jordan,  .




Discovery Groups use a simple method of reading, obeying and sharing Scripture that helps: 

  • Non-believers to discover what the Bible says about life's big questions and become disciples who, even at a relatively early stage, obey Jesus’ command to make disciples.
  • Believers to develop a Biblical worldview and lifestyle and grow in obedience to God's Word, including Jesus’ command to make disciples.

A general overview is provided below. Discovery Groups are a key component in our Discipleship Path. To learn more about starting a DG with family, friends and people who aren't yet followers of Jesus, contact Anne Jordan, .




Discovery Groups use the same simple, repeatable format for every meeting. Each of the questions below links to a PDF with more details when you click:

  1. What are you thankful for this week?
  2. What has challenged or stressed you this week?
  3. Do you or anyone you know have a need that this group can meet together?
  • Have 2 people read the Scripture passage out loud, ideally in 2 different translations.
  • Have at least one person retell it in their own words (let the group fill in any other important details).
  1. What does this passage teach us about God?
  2. What does this passage teach us about people?
  3. What should you do this week in response to this passage?
  4. Who should you share with this week? 

After the first week, each gathering begins with these obedience-based, accountability questions:

Scripture & Bookmarks

Week 4: Starting 12/20

Isaiah 9:2-7


Week 5: Christmas Eve or Day

Revelation 7:9-17


Are you in?


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