A Discipleship Band is a same-gender group of three to five people who read together, pray together, and meet together to become the love of God for one another and the world. The idea of banded discipleship, however, is nothing particularly new. It’s actually quite ancient. From Jesus’ band of disciples to the present day, everywhere the church has flourished some manner of banded discipleship was at the heart of it. With the world changing and deep relationships becoming rarer and rarer, Seedbed has taken up the mantle of carrying bands to a culture that’s often centered around its technology.
Our phones are the last thing we put down at night and the first thing we grab when we get up. That means that our close, spiritual, and life-giving relationships are always that close as well. The Discipleship Bands app facilitates deep, meaningful band relationships in two ways. First, it delivers discipleship content to you every day; second, it brings your band together into a private online group to interact around that content. The Discipleship Bands app allows you to read, share, and pray with your band whenever the Spirit moves you.
By giving to Seedbed, you help us continue to develop the banded discipleship model for this generation (and the next one, and the next one) and make it possible for us to continue to invest in the Discipleship Bands app, create resources for in-person bands, and train church leaders to implement bands in congregations.