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Use these three questions in your small group to do a quick "full circle" check-up.

Key Points:

  • Are you sure that your small group is winning? Your group should be about more than just attendance or excitement. Groups win when they help people go “full circle”: trusting Jesus, honoring God, and helping others (through mentoring).
  • Has your small group just become another church service? Sunday you gather and hear someone preach; is that what’s happening at small group as well?
  • Is everyone stuck at Step 2? That means everyone is trying hard to honor God in their habits and lifestyle. That’s the default position for many small groups and Bible studies. That’s good, but it’s not great.
  • Really winning is about going “full circle” as a disciple. And that means everyone is getting out there and making disciples, inspired and equipped through the group itself. Is that happening?

Quote This:

Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV) And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

See Also: Discipleship Culture

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. How do small groups or Bible studies typically determine whether they’re “winning”? How does a PG small group define the win?
  3. Look at the PG circle image. Where do you stand on there personally? How many of you are “stuck” at Truth 2?
  4. Who is ready in your group to get to the third thing and start mentoring? Brainstorm as a group how you will help each other do that, and try to come up with some actual names of people you can start mentoring (kids, neighbors, new believers at church).
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.