DiscipleNow weekend is one of our most intensive events we do. We pour a great deal of effort, planning, and most of all, prayer into the event. For us, the main thrust of our D'Now's is almost always discipleship (more so than worship, evangelism, etc.--though those things do happen). Our theme this year: "Lionhearted--Fearlessly serving the King." This past weekend, a hundred plus of our gang... Engaged in small-group Bible studies (we do all our stuff in-house). Among our topics: The World's least talented man: (parable of the talents...main focus--the guy who did nothing with that entrusted to him). Benaiah: The man Chuck Norris wishes he was. Hezekiah: "What makes you so confident?" Stephen: Fearless up to--and beyond--the end. Our worship sessions focused on the fall of Man, Jacob's wrestling with God, and the call of Abraham. Our speaker and worship leaders were excellent! I'd be glad to give you info if you'd like. The absolute best small group leaders I've had in 15 or so D'now's. Several are going into ministry or missions. I was able to use all thirteen small-group leaders out of our church. Ditto for great host homes. On Saturday afternoon, we do ministry work (it's a better cause than recreation, our guys are ready for it, it's cheaper as well...and we're making a difference!). It may have been the best part of the weekend. We were able to: Prepare a campground for an incoming group of Haitian orphans (a legit entity). Do a games day and parties for a local nursing home--for both elderly residents, and developmentally challenged young adults. Conduct a one-day, Backyard Bible club at a local public housing project. Do extensive repairs at our local food bank. Do a neighborhood food drive for that food bank. End result: several concrete, specific commitments; two professions of faith, and a kid who is feeling called into missions (I've got some visiting to do!) I love it when God rocks our world! If anyone wants to know any more (needs help in setting something like this up) please PM me...I'd be glad to share with you anything you might like to know.