WELCOME! We're so excited for you to join us! We have a variety of ways you can connect, so please review the options below to find your personal best way to join or start a D-Group:
A. If you're interested in joining an in-person D-Group: please visit our Map and look for a D-Group in your area. From there, you'll email the Leader of the D-Group that interests you. He or she will send you an "Intro To D-Group" video with more information, which should answer most of your questions. After you've watched that video and replied to the Leader, he or she will reply with specific info on our current study and curriculum.
B. If there's not a D-Group near you, and you're interested in starting one: please fill out the Leader Interest Form for more information on becoming a Leader. Someone from our team will contact you right away with more info on New Leader Training. This is a 6-step process that happens online. It consists of a few videos, a leader handbook, a testimonial and referral, and a brief phone/skype intrview with someone on our team. Most people are able to complete all 6 steps in 3-7 days. We typically wrap up New Leader Training for the upcoming session about a week before the session launches, so you'll want to get started at least 2 weeks prior to the session launch. Here's a link to our schedule.
C. If there's not a D-Group near you and you aren’t ready to start/lead your own: consider joining us for an Online D-Group. From there, you'll email the Leader of that group that interests you. He or she will send you an "Intro To D-Group" video with more information, which should answer most of your questions. After you've watched that video and replied to the Leader, he or she will reply with specific info on our current study and curriculum.
There is a class/curriculum fee of $20 per 6-week session, which is WAIVED for all first-time members! Returning members submit their "Shares" prior to the Launch Party for each session (the first meeting of the 6-week period). Shares are how we pay the D-Group Staff and Fellows (there are 30+ of us!), as well as keep things running smoothly for all the members! If you're interested, we've posted more info on Shares here.
Again, if you are NEW to D-Group, your Shares will be waived for the first session, so please feel free to join us without hesitation and find out what we're all about!