DNAs and Growth Groups

Small Groups for Spiritual formation


We meet regularly in small groups to help each other to follow Jesus thoughtfully and courageously.

Different models of small group suit different people and life stages. A growth group is a group of 8-12 people with leaders that usually meets one night of the week. A DNA (Discover, Nurture, Act) group is a small, self-directed group of 3-5 people who gather weekly or fortnightly, sometimes in the morning or during the day. Regardless of model, we read the Bible together and help each other apply it to our lives.

Our team will works with members our community to help find a group that is a good fit.

Small Groups for Tertiary Students

Tertiary students in their first two years of study meet together at Barneys on Wednesday nights in a mixed seminar/small group model at BAFFLD. BAFFLD stands for Bible, Adulthood, Family, Formation + Life Decisions, which gives you an idea of the things we help each other to work through!

Similarly, mainland Chinese students meet together on Thursday nights. These gatherings equip those new to adult faith for a life devoted to following Jesus.

For those who are new to Barneys we recommend attending Onboard before joining a DNA group.

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