Covenant Groups

Friendships with Purpose

Becoming like Christ is the goal. Making progress toward this goal requires private time with God and sharing our life with faithful brothers. These two critical dynamics–consistent devotion habits and authentic fellowship–are at the core of covenant groups.

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Men struggle with isolated, distracted and compartmentalized lives. The neglect of spiritual growth habits makes men shallow in scriptures, fearful and confused. God wants to speak into our lives daily. We can discover God’s will in His Word. We can grow in intimacy with God and greater awareness of our responsibilities as men. Feeling ‘stuck’ is a common experience. But the solution is close at hand… if we’re willing to take action.

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How to Start a Covenant Group

1. Catch the Vision

You first need to grasp what a Covenant Group is and what it’s not. Having a clear vision is critical to you and to those you recruit. With this in mind, if you feel ready to lead, continue to step two.

2. Recruit Men

It’s the Covenant Group leader’s responsibility to share the Covenant Group vision with a group of men and to invite these men on a journey of spiritual growth. 

3. Pick Your Plan

A Covenant Group is a true commitment. So, we have found another study plan created by BetterMan that can provide a segue to a true Covenant Group. Select what works for you depending on the needs of your group.

4. Launch & Sustain

Just as the big game is planned for an Autumn Saturday with a noon kickoff, the first Covenant Group meeting is a kick-off event. Come ready to get acquainted, look over the agreement, confirm a reading plan, and pray. 

Friendships with Purpose

Cut through the Noise

Reject the ’tyranny of the urgent’. Begin a new pace that allows connection with God and others.

Meet HIM Daily

Schedule time to consistently read, record, reflect and respond to God’s Word.

Fellowship

Meeting weekly in your Covenant Group to connect, share, and strengthen one another.

Growing Together

Practice listening, affirming, bearing burdens, encouraging confidentiality, & sensitivity to needs.

Intimacy & Responsibility

Healthy relationships are built on intimacy & responsibility. One without the other is an imbalance. This applies to our relationship to God, our spouse, our kids, and with friends. A man who pursues intimacy with a woman yet neglects God given-responsibilities to serve her misses the mark.  We must embrace God’s unmerited favor and accept our responsibility to faithfully obey and serve Him. God’s unmerited favor is a powerful motivation to love God through total life transformation. We need to quit making excuses.

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Two Essentials for Every Man

Every man needs a plan for consistent times alone with God. This essential habit is a daily Appointment With God (AWG). Every man also needs to be part of a small group of likeminded men for encouragement, mutual support and prayer–a covenant group.

Testimonials

My covenant group involvement has been intergenerational. The older men to give a perspective from life lessons and years of study. The younger men gave us a fresh perspective of the gospel.  The collaboration has created a bond in Christ through Jesus and an appreciation for these young men.
—Rob S
My dad and I have been involved in a covenant group for the past 2 years. It’s been great because it’s giving us an opportunity to talk about God’s Word every day and discuss questions and insights we had during our devotional reading. Our covenant group encourages healthy communication throughout the day and has made us closer. 

—Jacob D

For me, being in a covenant group has helped me further develop and define my relationship with God. The daily Bible readings have been a great “easy to follow” guide that has helped me further my knowledge and understanding in my faith.
—Josh T
My son and I have been in a covenant group for a couple years now. It’s been wonderful to have this experience, and I look forward to our weekly meetings. It has been very beneficial to my own scripture reading and walk with God. 
—Jack D
Hearing and reading the Bible has given me a new path to guide me through my chaotic life as a college student.  Sharing my insights and listening to others has been a huge blessing.

—Steffen

Being in a covenant Group has given me a sense of community with likeminded men, kept me consistent in my walk with the Lord, and has taught me skills that help me grow closer to God’s Word.
—Mason R

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