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.
Find one area of church or small group life where communication is poor and work with the leadership to improve it.
If your church leadership says small groups are a priority, ensure there is a budget allocation and time set aside for developing small groups and leaders that matches such statements.
Share three things you need prayer for with three other people in your church or small group. Be specific. Keep them informed of progress, especially when the prayers are answered, and how.
To help others feel more comfortable in sharing the issues they are facing in daily life, be prepared to share the challenges and difficulties you face.
Write down all the reasons why you find it difficult to share with others in your church or small group about the issues you are facing in your life. Pray for people and ways to help you overcome these barriers.