At Victory, discipleship happens primarily in small groups called Victory groups. These groups are designed to help disciples grow spiritually, so if you aren’t part of a Victory group, we would like to invite you to join one and jump-start your walk with God.
A Victory group meeting has three sections: Connect, Word, and Prayer, and ideally lasts from forty to sixty minutes.
CONNECT (5-10 minutes)
Victory group meetings begin with a time to relate with one another. Depending on the people who comprise the group, this can be done through a variety of ways:
• Are deliberately friendly to first-timers
• Ask for opinion or experiences
• Require no Bible knowledge
• Have no right or wrong answer
• Are not controversial
• Are preferably connected to the meeting’s topic
WORD (20-30 minutes)
Teach the truth and relevance of God’s Word for life application. The Victory group meeting is not primarily a Bible study. Although teaching and explanation of Scripture is involved, the goal is to minister, not finish a material.
There is no need teach all the points in a material.
Within this section, we look at what the Bible says, its relevance to us today, and its application in our lives.
What: What does the Bible say?
Communicate and impart biblical truth clearly and concisely
“16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16,17
Tips for Sharing the Word Effectively
So What: What is the relevance of the Word to my life?
Give participants the opportunity to discuss how the Word impacts the way they live.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. – Romans 12:2
Now What: How do I apply the Word to my life?
Our primary reason for sharing the Bible is so that people will know who God is and what He has done. In doing so, the participants will begin to discover who they are and what they should do.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. – James 1:22
Tips for Life-Changing Application
PRAY (15-20 minutes)
Prayer is the most important part of the Victory group meeting. make sure you have plenty of time left so your prayer time is not rushed. This is not a “closing prayer,” but a time for everyone in the group to take specific requests to God. This is where the action is. The goal is to create a venue where people will see God move on their behalf.
“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.” – Matthew 18:19
Tips for Powerful Prayer