- How many first-timers have been to the home group during the last four months?
- Of the first timers from the past six months, how many were probably non-Christians?
- Do you believe that most of the people in the group are actively witnessing?
- Do you see a trend in people’s attitude toward outreach during the past few months? What?
- Overall, do you get the impression that your church is soft, average, or strong in the area of outreach?
- Summary: How do you feel about the outreach in the group? How can you encourage progress, or stimulate change?
- Of the first-timers coming to the group during the past few months, how many are still coming? What is the ratio of first-time visitors and those staying on? (For instance, on average, one person stays out of every four that visit.)
- Do members take it upon themselves to greet and talk to new people? Do their discussions include spiritual content?
- What about people who have been lost during the past four months? Were the losses unavoidable, or the result of poor work?
- How have you explained past losses? Look at recent cases. Is there a pattern in your losses?
- Summary: Is your group’s follow up on new people adequate? Or is this a weakness? How can you encourage progress, or agitate for change?
- Have you identified people who are likely to be your next leaders?
- Name the men and women most likely to reach group leadership, in order of likelihood if possible:
- Are people other than yourself discipling people in the group? Who is discipling whom?
- Who in your group do you think really desires to become a group leader some day?
- What other members are actively seeking a personal discipling ministry?
- Do you have any married people desiring leadership whose spouse may be uninterested? What should be done?
- Can you think of anyone who should be discipled, but is not being discipled?
- Summary: How strong is the group in leadership development? How can you encourage progress, or stimulate change?
- How would you assess the general emotional or relational health of the group?
- Do your members appreciate body life as significant?
- How well do you think people are doing in the area of assisting each others’ ministries?
- What do people do after the group meeting? Do they enjoy staying and relating to each other, or run right home?
- How deep is the involvement between members during the week?
- What percent of the group regularly attend large services at your church?
- Summary: How satisfied are you with the body life in your group? Do you see any need for change in this area?
- Is there a special meeting for intercessory prayer?
- If there is no special prayer meeting, is there any extensive intercessory prayer at other meetings?
- Are you aware of other ad-hoc times where members get together to pray?
- Do your group members understand the important doctrines involving prayer?
- Summary: Are you satisfied with the group’s prayer ministry? How can you encourage progress, or stimulate change?
- Is it possible that the teachings or discussions are not consistently good enough to truly hold the interest of the people? How would you rate the teachings?
- Do you think teachers or discussion leaders are getting adequate feedback on their presentations? How do you know?
- Who is the best teacher or discussion leader in the group?
- How often does that person teach?
- Is group sharing dead or alive? Why? (i.e. teachings are too long, one person monopolizing talk, silence, etc.)
- Are members burdened for the meeting's health? How do you see them contributing?
- Summary: How would you describe the quality of your meetings? How can you encourage progress, or stimulate change?