What is a Disciple of Christ?A disciple is most simply defined as a life-long learner and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Where does discipleship begin?Discipleship begins with obedience to the Gospel by responding in faith to Jesus Christ alone for His righteousness and repenting of ones sins. 


“Being a disciple of Christ, does not begin with something that we do. It begins with something Christ did!”


“Remember that our main purpose in this life is to be conformed into the image of Christ.”

What does Discipleship look like?The biblical way for discipleship to take place is through the local church. Following the teaching and instruction of Christ and being baptized is fundamental to being a Christ follower. The ministry of the ordinances (Baptism & Lord’s Supper) and the ministry of teaching primarily occur in and through the local church. But discipleship also takes place when disciples intentionally meet for the purpose to grow deeper in their love for and application of the gospel. This can take place at any number of places such as in the church building, coffee shops, in homes, as well as other places. 


What is the goal of discipleship?The goal of discipleship is to be a disciple who is equipping and making other disciples who will equip and make other disciples. 

How do we accomplish this as the body of Christ here at Broadway Baptist Church? 

  • By being a covenant member of this local body who is seeking to live out the one another’s of Scripture and observe the two ordinances of the church. 
  • By submitting to the teaching & preaching of BBC. 
  • By being connected with a small group of believers who are studying the Word, applying the Word, and worshiping Christ together in accordance to the Word of God. 

Fall Discipleship Opportunities:

Discipleship Training Classes will begin Sunday evening at 5pm August 11th

HOME Disciple Groups (D-Groups)

*Will begin the week of August 11th

BBC Home Discipleship Groups

One of the new opportunities at BBC that will be starting up are home discipleship groups (D-groups). We believe that these groups will help us intentionally connect with our faith family as we all seek to be conformed into the image of Christ. D-groups will start the week of September 16th at homes throughout the city at different times and days of the week. 

Our Convictions: We believe in and are committed to: 

  1. The Bible is our infallible standard for faith, doctrine, and practice. Those who resist its authority will be blown off course by their own feelings and cultural trends. 
  2. Knowledge without Application is lifeless. In order to be transformed, we must apply and practice the truth of God’s Word in daily life. 
  3. Application of these principles is impossible apart from the work of the Holy Spirit. While we must participate in change, he is the source of our power. 
  4. The church is God’s intended context for change. God never intended for us to live isolated from or independent of other Christians. Through committed participation in the local church, we find instruction, encouragement, correction, and opportunities to press on toward maturity in Christ. Together we worship the risen Christ. 

Our Goal: The goal of these D-groups is to help promote spiritual growth, care & fellowship, deepen our love for and application of the gospel. We believe that one of the ways for this to take place is in the context of biblical community in the home. All this we are convinced will lead to worship of Jesus both personally and corporately. 

Our Format: Each D-group will meet every other week in homes for a time of fellowship through prayer, worship through song, and an intentional time for discussion of application questions provided by the pastoral staff from the previous Sunday morning sermons. The groups will consist of only 5-6 families (no more than 10-15people) 

If you would like to join a D-group or receive for more information about D-groups please contact the church office at (865) 982-6012 or email Pastor Zad Tomberlin at ztomberlin@bbcmaryville.org


Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Host Home: Teresa Ingram

Leader: Zane Womac


Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Host Home: Vic & Cissy Fulford

Leader: Aaron Yoakum


Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Host Home: Brian & Beth Davis

Leader: Brent Myers & Brian Davis


Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm

Host Home: Larry & Lisa Davis

Leader: Larry Davis


Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Host Home: Bob & Caroline Roberts

Leader: Ken & Gail Taggert


Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Host Home: Mike & Debbie Herron

Leader: Ashton Sanders

Sunday Small Groups

Sunday Small Groups meets every Sunday from 9:15-10:15 a.m., These groups will help you to get plugged in to the life of the church. There are classes for all ages and walks of life. If you're planning to visit a Sunday School class for the first time, feel free to contact the church office with any questions. There will be greeters at the main entrance who will be glad to show you to your class.


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