Discipleship is a fancy word. It means simply learning how to a follower of Jesus in every aspect of your life and throughout your whole life. At NDC, we believe this process of growth isn’t private or individual. It really happens in community with others. That’s where Discipleship Groups (D-Groups) come in.
Our D-Groups are small groups of 8-12 people who meet regularly to connect relationally, grow spiritually, and serve together. They typically meet in homes around the city but are currently gathering on Zoom or in safe and socially-distanced ways.
We typically have short-term groups that last for 3-4 months and long-term groups that last for 8-9 months. Groups consist of men, women, couples, young adults, or are open to a mix of genders and seasons of life. We form groups each August and January, so there are regular opportunities for new people to connect and join a group.
Joining a Group
Registration for Winter and Spring 2021 groups is open. During this season, we are offering shorter group options that last between 4-6 weeks. This is an easy way to connect with others without a long-term commitment. To view group descriptions and register for a group, click the button below. If you have questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]
We have four key areas where you can volunteer on Sundays. This is a great way to connect with others and use your gifts to serve God and our community.
Host Team volunteers work at our gatherings to show hospitality and serve attendees. Whether it’s brewing coffee, greeting people at the door, handing out bulletins, or giving directions, you will have the opportunity to be people’s first impression of NDC.
Service Production Team
This team works behind the scenes to make sure our services and events are done well. That includes audio, video, and all kinds of technical stuff that some of us are really good at (or want to learn). If that’s you, this is a great place to serve.
Family Ministries Team
Our Family Ministries environments are far more than childcare. We love teaching kids The Big God Story and helping them see how they have a part to play in it! We have important volunteer roles in our Babies, Toddler/Preschool, and Elementary environments, as well as in NDC Students.
Worship Arts Team
At NDC, we value expressing our worship of God through the use of artistic gifts. If you have musical gifts such as singing or playing an instrument, or if you have other artistic gifts and would like to volunteer with the Worship Arts Team, please connect with us.
If you would like to serve in any of these areas, fill out the form below and someone will be in touch soon.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
New Denver Church hosts an amazing MOPS (mops.org) group! MOPS began here in Denver by a small group of moms who wanted to build community and help each other become better moms. Now MOPS groups meet all over the world. MOPS is a faith-based group, however all moms are welcome, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey.
MOPS is for moms of kids birth – Kindergarten. This group meets regularly for community, encouragement, tons of practical ideas, brunch (yay!), and childcare (double yay!), all with the motto, “There are lots of ways to be a good mom!” If you’re a mom in this season of life and would like more information about how to get connected to MOPS, contact Emily Schulz at [email protected].
Note: The following information represents our MOPS group pre-covid. The format of this group has been temporarily adjusted, but is still doing some really cool things to connect, encourage, and support moms!
9:30am – 11:30am, alternating Fridays during Fall and Spring.
Moms with kids birth through Kindergarten. Pregnant moms are also welcome!
700 Bonnie Brae Blvd – It’s around the corner from Cherry Creek Mall and across the street from Bonnie Brae Ice Cream.
What is a MOPS meeting like?
The coffee and tea are ready to go as you walk in at 9:30am. Different groups of moms bring the items for the yummy brunch. The meal is one of our favorite parts of the meeting!
We hang out and eat for the first 30 minutes, usually do a fun interactive get-to-know you game or activity…low key. Then we generally have a speaker on various topics, followed by discussion with the moms at your table.
The beauty of the meeting is the kids are taken care of by loving childcare workers and you can rest and enjoy two hours, kids-free, with other moms!
We also have mentor moms who have already raised their kids and are here to help support and encourage us with the wisdom they have gained from going through it years before us. They are such a help!
What does it cost and include?
$75 per semester.
The cost covers the meetings during the semester, childcare (the biggest expense), membership to MOPS International, speaker fees, basic hospitality items, etc.
Partial or full scholarships are available so please don’t let money keep you from coming!
Can I try a meeting first?
Yes! You can come visit. After one visit, if you choose to come back, we ask you to go ahead and join.
Emotional or Spiritual Help
We know that this is a difficult time, and we’d like to walk with you and provide resources to help you however we can. Connecting with friends or members of your D-group and sharing honestly about your struggles is a great place to start, but we realize that you might need more. Here are some options:
Being stuck at home with a spouse or significant other can be difficult in the best of situations, but the added stress of the pandemic can strain relationships to a breaking point. We want to help. Here are some resources:
- First, if you feel unsafe or are a victim of abuse call 911.
- If you’d like to speak to someone about your situation, email us or fill out our online contact form, and we’ll set up a time to talk.
- Maybe you just need a date night. But we can’t go out! No problem. We’ve partnered with Communio on this stay-at-home date night experience.
- Maybe this is a good time to do a relationship check up. We can set you up to take the Prepare-Enrich relational checkup, an online assessment, and then walk through the results with you to give you some tools and resources to work on your relationship on your own. Email us or fill out our online contact form, and we’ll set up a time to talk.
We know that this is an unprecedented time of job loss and financial hardship for many in our community. NDC can offer temporary financial assistance through our benevolence program. This program is designed to provide assistance to our members and regular attenders, as well as their friends and family for whom they may ask for help on their behalf. Here’s how the program works:
- Fill out this online application, detailing the need for yourself or the person on whose behalf you are applying.
- Each application will be reviewed by our staff and someone will follow up with you directly.
- Once a legitimate need is identified, we can grant assistance in two primary ways:
- Grocery gift cards to assist with buying food for one month.
- Direct payments for an obligation that cannot be paid (e.g. rent paid to a landlord, utility bill paid directly to the provider, etc)
- NOTE: No direct cash gifts will be made through this program
- After a grant is made, the recipient will be connected to a financial coach to help ensure they are maximizing the stewardship of their resources and opportunities to navigate through this time of hardship.
- Multiple requests are allowed month to month but require consultation with a financial coach before receiving additional gifts.
Let us know how we can help. If there’s something else, just email us or fill out our online contact form and someone will follow up with you directly.