Cycle Starter Plans
Having understood your church a little better with the help of the NCD Church Survey, its now time to start cycling together towards a healthier church. You’ve chosen to start experimenting and learning more about the topic to the left. Now, select one of the cycle starter plans below and write number 1 in its box. Put this sheet on your wall, then, go do it!
Next time you are meeting with others who are also working through a topic, ask each other the questions from the cycle, starting at “do” and finishing at “plan”. After a cycle you may decide the most important thing to do now is to keep going with the same plan, modify it, or choose another option from below. If choosing another from below, just write 2 in its box and so on.
If you’d like more cycle starter options, or to work on another topic highlighted by your NCD Church Survey results, just visit ncdchurchsurvey.org/cycle-starters
Allow more time than usual in an upcoming meeting when you will visibly put aside the agenda, your diary, your phone and all other distractions to purely focus your interest and attention on the person or people with whom you are meeting.
Ask your pastor(s) for specific ways in which you can pray for them personally.
Ask your small group leader(s) how you can pray for them or help them personally in other ways to fulfil their role to best effect.
Assist the church leadership to grow a resource library for current and potential small group leaders. Especially focus on resources that may relate to your church's current minimum factor themes and issues.
Each time you meet with them, ask those under your leadership what it is you can do to help make their ministry more fruitful.
Help your leaders to find ways to acknowledge the work of the church's volunteers regularly.