This post is derived from Frank Chiapperino’s post here.
Use these lists of questions to stay on top of your small group’s health in these four most important relationship areas:
- [God] Your personal relationship with God and your group’s relationship with God.
- [Each other] The depth of your relationships with your group members and their relationships with each other.
- [Leadership] The number of future leaders your group is producing and you are personally investing in.
- [Evangelism] The relationships your group has with unchurched people and the passion they tap into to connect those people to God.
- How often do you pray for your group each week?
- Do you and your group members discuss personal time spent with God?
- How much time do you spend in prayer and Bible study each day?
- Does your group spend time talking about prayers that God has answered?
- How many times does your group meet in an average month?
- How many parties, socials, or fun group activities has your group had in the past 3 months?
- How many times have you invited someone from your group over for a meal in the past two months?
- Do you ever participate in church activities as a group by going together?
- How often do you communicate with group members by phone, e-mail, cards, or letters to encourage them?
- Does your group have an assistant-leader or an apprentice?
- How many of your group members expect to lead a group sometime in the future?
- How many people in your group participate by leading different components of the meeting? (For example: prayer time, icebreaker, Bible reading, etc.)
- How often does your group pray about developing new group leaders?
- Who in your group would you like to see become a leader?
- How often does your group pray for people far from God?
- How many parties or gatherings have you had, not spiritual in nature, that your group members could invite their non-Christian friends to?
- When a visitor attends your group for the first time, how often do you follow up with a phone call, card, or an invite to breakfast or lunch?
- Does your group have a goal to grow or start another group?