Growth Track consists of five intentional discipleship classes to help those that desire a deeper walk with God. These 12-week classes are designed for anyone who wants to grow in their relationship with God, in their understanding of the Bible, and learning to hear from God. They are also a great way to find community, as many have found their closest friends here. Many classes even include an overnight retreat. Who knew growing spiritually could be so fun?
Each class is offered in the fall and the spring and runs concurrently with Metro Groups. We recommend taking these classes in order, as they are designed to build on each other, but you can decide whether Starting Point or Spiritual Formation is the best place for you to begin. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
Starting Point is designed for those who are curious about the Bible, for those who are new to a relationship with Jesus Christ, and for those who have some church experience, but who want a refresher of the foundational truths. It is specifically created for those who want the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and WHY of Christianity. A great way to meet new friends at the start of your discipleship journey! The Starting Point Conversation Guide is used as a supplementary text.
Spiritual Formation 101 is a great place if you already have a foundation and you want to grow in your personal relationship with God. This class focuses on learning to hear His voice more clearly and developing God-first relationships. You will also learn about positioning your life to know God more through spiritual disciplines (prayer, bible study, serving, community, journaling, and fasting etc.). The class includes a weekend retreat and uses The Life You Have Always Wanted as a supplementary text.
Purpose is an overview of the book of Acts with a focus on how you live a life led by the Holy Spirit today and walk toward your God-given destiny in the context of community. This class will teach you how to study the Bible through a chapter by chapter study of Acts and how to examine your gifts, passions, and values, so that you can live of a life of purpose. The New Testament and Craig Groeschel’s Chazown (Hebrew Word for “vision”) as a supplementary text. (This class includes an optional weekend retreat.)
Freedom is an overview of key principles in finding wholeness in Christ. This class examines how we have an important role to play in God’s story but reminds us that we have an enemy whose schemes we are called to stand against. God’s heart is to bring us into a place of full healing and freedom from past hurts, current struggles, and anything that hinders us from experiencing the abundant life He promises. Transformation happens best in the context of healthy, God-first relationships, so we will walk together as we seek God and freedom together. John Eldrege’s Waking the Dead is used as a supplementary text. (This class includes an optional time of personal prayer ministry).
Prerequisite: completion of 201 – Purpose, or prior approval from Growth Track team/pastoral staff\
Leadership is an overview of biblical leadership and how to steward the influence we have been entrusted because DC Metro’s mission to build a God-first culture will be only be realized through catalytic, transformational leadership. This class examines ten characters in the Old Testament to glean leadership lessons from their lives and to understand how we can become godly influencers in our generation. The Old Testament, Oswald Sanders’ Spiritual Leadership, and Tom Rath’s Strengthfinders 2.0 are used as supplementary texts. (This class includes an optional leadership seminar.)
Prerequisite: completion of 301 – Freedom, or prior approval from Growth Track team/pastoral staff