At Valley Simsbury, we believe that discipleship is essential to staying rooted in the Word of God and connected in community. Our body has developed environments to harvest true connection with one another through D.N.A groups. These groups are designed to walk through the seven disciplines of healthy Christian living, and through transparent and authentic conversations, identify the areas in which we each struggle. We strive to build each other up through Biblical teaching, application, and accountability.

D.N.A groups consist of three to five people, gathering in various locations throughout the week.

If you are interested in joining or leading a D.N.A group, please contact us at simsbury@valleycommunity.cc

Disciplines

— Time with God —

I slow down and set apart daily time to be with God — listening, reading, worshipping, praying, meditating, etc. (Luke 5:16)

— Walking in Step with the Spirit —

I sense the Spirit’s leading as I go throughout my daily life and am maturing with an increasing demonstration of the Spirit’s power and fruit. (Galatians 5:16-25)

— Healthy Relationships —

I am acting more and more like Christ in the relationships that matter most in my life. (Ephesians 5:25-6:4; Romans 12:9-21)

— Healthy Schedule —

I have a balanced schedule and practice healthy life rhythms in four core spheres — sabbath, family, work, mission. (Mark 2:27; Luke 10:38-42)

— Healthy Finances —

I have a balanced budget and a God-honoring balance between investing in the things of this world and the things of heaven. My finances are such that I can live generously. (2 Corinthians 9:6; 1 Timothy 6:10; Proverbs 22:7)

— Resisting Temptation —

Resisting temptation is the regular pattern of my life — particularly related to the dominant sins that my “flesh” (sinful nature) has been accustomed to — i.e lust, anger, pride, addictions, coveting, etc. (Hebrews 12:1-2)

— Mission —

There is an urgency in my life to help others connect with Jesus and discipleship and I am playing my part in using the gifts God has given me to build up the body. (Ephesians 4:11-16)