Covenant Groups are for men who want transformation.

We share the conviction Jesus changes lives, spiritually healthy men are key to local churches & vibrant churches are critical to reaching our broken world. This ministry exists to support, not supplant the local church. It’s our desire to make resources available on this website to men around the world a no or low cost.

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Our Covenant Group ministry team is a network of leaders committed to sharing a vision for highly relational ministry and proven methods to small group leaders and pastors. We share a conviction men need a clear ‘profile’ of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and a clear ‘process’ toward biblical manhood. We believe committed, life-on-life ministry is the best environment for men to grow in their knowledge of God, character transformation, and life mission. We believe men need hands-on training to develop spiritual disciples for life. The ministry that occurs within covenant groups is characterized by grace, affirmation, encouragement, availability, prayer, openness & honesty, sensitivity, confidentiality, and voluntary accountability.

We promote the role of a covenant group leader as a facilitator, not as an instructor or ‘teacher’. We believe genuine believers are one in Christ Jesus and under His Lordship. The Holy Spirit is our source of unity and the basis of our freedom and diversity within it. We seek a unity in the Essentials of the Faith*, yet we do not suggest agreement on all things of secondary nature.

Men Need to Slow Down

The modern-day curse of busyness keeps many men drowning in what’s been called ‘the tyranny of the urgent’. Learning how to slow down for what’s most important—spending time listening to God’s Word–even if it’s 15 minutes a day–that’s where it starts. It can be done. Men just need a simple plan.

“For many of us the great danger is not that we will renounce our faith. It is that we will become so distracted and rushed and preoccupied that we will settle for a mediocre version of it. We will just skim our lives instead of actually living them.”

John Ortberg

“The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People”

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Contributors & Partners

These men share a common conviction that Jesus changes lives, spiritually healthy men are key to the local church & vibrant churches are critical to reach our broken world.


Why do I keep seeing things about HighQuest? What is it, and how does it relate to Covenant Groups?

HighQuest is a time-tested resource The HighQuest Series is a primary Covenant Group personal growth/training resource. The HighQuest Series is provided as a free download on this website.

The HighQuest series integrates personal reflection on Scripture with a covenant group authentic fellowship meeting. This series is not a typical Bible study but a training tool to help men walk with God for a lifetime by developing foundational spiritual practices. Biblical discipleship is not a course, it is a direction, a lifelong pursuit of Christ. HighQuest guides men to pursue knowing Christ deeply, reflecting Christ authentically, and sharing Christ Intentionally.

Why does joining a Covenant Group matter?
God shares His life with us in the context of the new covenant. He calls us to share our lives with other men as part of a new covenant community. We need other men to bear our burdens, encourage and pray for us, exhort, comfort, and even confront. That’s hard to do in the context of a weekly worship service. Men need to set apart time to share their lives with other men…it’s God’s plan for progress in the faith.
“To be a man of God, we must first learn to meet with God. This is an essential ‘first priority’.  Nothing helps us grow more spiritually as a man than spending time alone with God, reading His Word and praying.”

Ron Bennett     The Navigators    

Author of The Adventure of Discipleship & the creator of HighQuest Discipleship Series