Jump to Questions

Listen Actively

  • How is your ministry going?
  • How are you personally?
  • How is the family? Your spouse?
  • Tell me about last week’s meeting.
  • How are you and God doing?
  • What issues are important to you right now?
  • What concerns you right now?
  • Where are you feeling resistance?

Celebrate Wins

  • What are you excited about?
  • What is the greatest thing that has happened in your group recently?
  • What do you see happening in the lives of the group members?
  • What prayers have been answered?
  • Where do you see God working in your ministry?
  • How has God been faithful?
  • What milestones have been accomplished?
  • Where have you demonstrated your best leadership?

Care Personally

  • What concerns do you or your spouse have about your ministry?
  • What can I be praying with you about?
  • What help do you need?
  • Where are you receiving support and encouragement?
  • How do you feel when you get resistance?

Strategize Plans

  • What is your vision for what the group is becoming?
  • What are your immediate priorities for your group?
  • How are you continuing to attract and involve new people?
  • What is your vision for reproducing your group?
  • How is leadership development happening?
  • What is the next phase your group is moving into?
  • What is the next major obstacle your team needs to overcome to move forward?

Develop Skills

  • What have you learned about your group from your most recent assessment?
  • What do you do to maximize people’s participation in learning and discussion?
  • Have you had to deal with violations of the group ground rules? What happened?
  • Have you been inviting new people to join your group?
  • Who are some of the people your group members have invited?
  • Does the group have a concern for the people who aren’t there yet?
  • What plans do you have to help the group become more invitational?
  • Who has dropped out of the group recently? Do you know why?
  • Where do you sense resistance from your leadership team?
  • How often do you meet with your team, and what do you do when you meet?
  • Are there any unresolved conflicts in your group? In your leadership team?
  • How have you shared the vision for your group to reproduce?
  • How have you shared the vision for your group members to help others pursue God?
  • Who do you see stepping up to serve more in your group?
  • Who do you envision as a possible co-leader?
  • How will you identify and raise up leaders?
  • What steps are you taking to give more ministry away in the group?
  • What specific tasks are you currently doing that you will give away to others?
  • Tell me about some of the mentoring appointments you’ve had with group members?
  • Have you had a chance to assign a mentoring opportunity to anyone else in the group?
  • What do your co-leaders need from you?

Grow Character and Leadership

  • Do you see yourself as self-reliant or dependent on God?
  • How would you like  to grow spiritually?
  • How and when do you listen to God?
  • What have you been reading in the Bible this past week?
  • Where do you find yourself currently resisting God?
  • What personal and time-management tools do you use?
  • What is one areas besides ministry where God is asking you to grow?
  • What would your spouse tell me about your state of mind, spirit, and energy level?
  • How might Satan try to invalidate you as a person or as a servant of the Lord?
  • What would you say are your greatest fears right now?
  • What are your greatest confusions about your relationship with God?

Challenge Specifically

  • What are your next steps?
  • What are you believing God for?
  • What are your highest priorities for this month?
  • What will you do to develop leaders?
  • What will you do to cast vision for the group’s mission?

Discussion Questions:

  1. Invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this topic? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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