“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

— Matthew 28:19

Jesus commanded us to go into the world and make disciples. One of the most important – and often most overlooked – purposes of the church is to disciple people into a closer walk with God. So the goal of BDCC is to help individuals grow beyond who they are into who God wants them to be. We believe fully-committed followers of Jesus can change the world one person at a time. By connecting people with a Missional Community and involving them in ministry, we hope to help individuals grow and be fully committed followers of Jesus.

Missional Community

A Missional Community is a second family of believers devoted to living out the gospel in the rhythms of biblical teaching, fellowship, sharing in meals and to prayer; and serving a neighborhood or network of relationships. Missional Communities gather weekly in homes throughout Indianapolis and scatter monthly to serve on mission for Jesus, together.

We believe God has called us to reach people who are far from God. Our hope is that they would believe in Jesus, connect with other believers and begin to live on mission. Missional Communities are groups of believers who are committed to living on mission together. We believe that these communities will create the momentum we need to multiply disciples.

Missional communities meet all over Indianapolis at different times and in different locations. They build families by gathering for a meal while sharing their joys and shouldering their challenges together. They pray for each other and lovingly hold each other accountable to grow and go according to the commitments they’ve made in previous meetings. They teach and study the Bible, looking for new ways to obey Jesus and live out His teachings. They also practice sharing the gospel so they are ready to go on mission. And as the group leader reiterates our vision to reach Indianapolis, each person sets a specific goal to obey Jesus and be a missionary in the coming week.

Use the form below to sign-up for a Missional Community. A member of our discipleship team will contact you by phone or email within a few days.  Based on your discussion, we’ll find a few Missional Communities that may be a good fit for you. Leaders of these communities will contact you and invite you to attend. Try out the communities. A member of our team will follow up about your experience.

Are you a Missional Community member or leader looking for community resources? Click on the link below:

Community Resources

Care Groups

Care Groups meet the needs of specific groups of people at BDCC. These groups strive to offer support, encouragement, and fellowship opportunities for people in similar situations of life. Times and locations may vary, please see the calendar for accurate information.


Financial Peace University (FPU)

This life-changing group led by Dave Ramsey is facilitated by an experienced group leader and will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

A monthly support group for the caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. The support group is an affiliate of the Alzheimer’s Association and is facilitated by trained individuals.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

This is a group for Mom’s with children who are infants through kindergartners. We meet twice a month on Friday mornings from 9:00 to 11:15 a.m. Child care is provided.
Together we enjoy breakfast, fellowship, speakers, and discussion.

Connection Groups

Our connection Groups meet on Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. and are a great way to experience community and learning. With a wide variety of ongoing and elective classes of varying topics, we’re sure there’s a Connection Group for you. Elective groups change regularly. New groups are featured in The Weekly, as well as the seasonal Ministry Catalog and updated lists are located at the “Join a Group” wall in the lobby. Check often to see what’s new!

Discipleship Team

Jim Burks

Care Minister
(317) 241-3944

Tony Johnson

Discipleship Minister
(317) 241-3944

Get Involved

Missional Community Leader
Lead a Missional Community in service, study and prayer and serve as a spiritual shepherd; and participate in monthly leadership training. Times and locations vary.

Missional Community Host
Host a weekly Missional Community in your home. Times vary.

Care Group Leader
Serve a Care Group by providing support to members or facilitating curriculum. Times and locations vary.

Serve on a rotating schedule to take communion to the hospitalized and homebound.

Serve on a rotating schedule to drive the church bus on the Sunday morning pick-up/drop-off route.

Prayer Team
Pray for requests submitted to the church, and organize prayer events and seminars at BDCC.

Be a part of the Discipleship Ministry: