Yesterday Larry* and Sharon* joined our leadership team for our monthly meeting. They are an amazing couple. In the past six months they have started three Discovery Bible Study groups.
I have never attended any of their groups and I wanted to understand how the groups are functioning.
I figured the best way was to have them fill out a simple chart for one of their groups. In less than 5 minutes I understood many of the dynamics of their group, how to encourage Larry and Sandra and what we should be praying for during the next month.
Here is my chart. Try filling it out for one of your groups.
- What does the chart show you?
- Is there an area where ALL the members of your group need to grow?
- Are there other things which you think are important to keep track of?
- Who can you involve in praying for these growth areas?
If you send me your chart, our team will join you in praying for the growth of your members.
|Reading Bible in group|
|States what this tells us about God and people|
|Consistenly follows through on their own application|
|Meeting community needs|
|Sharing what they learn with people outside the group|
|Leads sections of the discussion|
|Baptized since joining the group?|
|Christian before joining group|
|Have they started their own group?|