Making Your Small Group Work Tip 12

Tip 12: Group Check-In #2

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Just like a car needs a tune-up, your group needs a mid-course check-up.

Biblical references:
• 1 Corinthians 11:28—Examine yourself before coming to the communion table
• 2 Corinthians 13:5—Examine yourselves to see whether you’re in the faith

Review of grace, truth, and time:
• Grace, truth, and time are the three foundational areas of group life
• Grace = Unmerited favor
• Truth = God’s truth, your truth, truth about each other
• Time = Learn, grow, and make changes

If you have time, together review your group’s purpose:
• Is everyone comfortable with the direction the group is going? Why or why not?
• Is there anything that you need to change?

Share Your Thoughts

Has your group struggled in this area? Share your stories and tips with fellow small group leaders in the comments section below.

Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, and co-host, with Dr. John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio program, and cofounder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries books and Making Small Groups Work. Dr. Cloud and his wife and two daughters live in Southern California.

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John Townsend

Dr. John Townsend is a psychologist, popular speaker, and cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and a cofounder of Cloud-Townsend clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He is coauthor of the bestselling Boundaries and author of Boundaries with Teens and Hiding from Love.

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Bill Donahue

Dr. Bill Donahue is the author of the bestselling Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, Building a Life-Changing Small Groups Ministy (with Russ Robinson), Coaching Life-Changing Leaders (with Greg Bowman), and the Equipping Life-Changing Small Groups DVD.

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