Cycle Starter Plans

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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


  • 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.
  • Develop at least one new relationship in your church where you can share openly your personal challenges and the other person is free to do likewise.
  • Each day, complete at least one small task that you have committed to and that others are waiting on in the life of your church.
  • Each time you are asked by someone in your church to do something, write it down somewhere you will notice it later or repeat it five times in your mind (and then make sure you do it).
  • Speak out about the positives of a person or current situation when in any negative sounding discussions this week.
  • Take the Fruit of the Spirit Test on your own or in a group.
  • Write down the names of three friends or relatives, then write down three needs for each. Make time to offer a short prayer for each person every day based on those needs.
  • Be the first to arrive or at least ten minutes early for any church meetings in which you are involved. Use the extra time to increase the depth of relationships with other attendees.