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1 Intercessory Prayer Fuels It 1. How often do you personally pray for lost people you would like to reach for Christ? a. Daily or more. b. At least 2 or 3 times a week. c. Weekly. d. Occasionally, when I think about it. e. Almost never. 2. How consistently do you pray during your ministry group meetings for the people your group is trying to reach for Christ? a. Weekly or more. b. 2 or 3 times per month. c. Monthly. d. Maybe once a quarter, when we think of it. e. Not much, if at all. 3. Have you developed a strategic plan for prayer in your ministry? a. Yes, we have a specific plan for prioritizing prayer. b. Yes, but more as a general priority than a specific plan or approach. c. Yes and no, prayer is a part of all our regular practice, but we don t have a specific strategy or plans for prayer. d. No, at least not yet, but we re thinking about it. e. No, prayer pretty much happens when it happens. 4. Are there people outside of your specific ministry that are praying for your group and those who are hearing the gospel through your group? a. Yes, a formal one. b. Yes, at least an informal one. c. Yes, in a way we have people who are gifted and dedicated to this kind of prayer, but more on an individual basis. d. Not really some of us will occasionally come together and pray as a group. e. No, I hope prayer is happening, but we don t really monitor this. Relational Evangelism Drives It 1. How well do you think the majority of your group can articulate the gospel message? a. They have it down and can navigate almost any gospel conversation. b. They are fairly strong, and can handle most gospel conversations with little or no support. c. They more or less know the basics. d. They re just getting started. e. Not at all.

2 2. How often do the majority of the people in your ministry share their faith with someone? a. Several times a week, or more. b. Weekly. c. Roughly monthly. d. Maybe 2 or 3 times a year. e. I have no idea. 3. Do you have time set aside in your meetings for people to pray together about who they are sharing the gospel with? a. Yes, we do this nearly every week. b. Yes, we do this once a month or so. c. Yes, we do this occasionally, maybe 3 or 4 times a year. d. Not really, we may have done this once or twice. e. No, we ve only done this at a special retreat or training event, if at all. 4. How often does someone in your ministry lead a person to Christ? a. There s usually a story every week or so. b. Roughly once a month or so. c. At least a couple of times a year. d. It s pretty rare; when it happens, it s a big deal. e. I can t remember the last time. Leaders Fully Embrace and Model It 1. On average, how often do you personally share the gospel with someone one-on-one? a. Several times per week. b. Weekly or so. c. Monthly or so. d. Quarterly or so. e. Once a year, or less. 2. When was the last time you took someone with you when you shared the gospel? a. This past week. b. Within the last couple weeks. c. Within the last couple months. d. Sometime this past year. e. I can t remember.

3 3. How many people are you presently praying for, ministering to, or sharing the gospel with? a. More than 10. b. 5 to 10. c. 3 to 4. d. 1 to two. e. None currently. 4. How many of your ministry leaders are actively engaged in evangelism? a. All of them. b. Most of them. c. Maybe half of them. d. A few of them. e. None, they hired me to do it. Ongoing Programs Reflect It 1. How often do you program evangelism training in your ministry group? a. Once a quarter or more frequently. b. 2 or 3 times a year. c. Maybe once a year or so. d. Infrequently every couple of years or less. e. We ve never done this. 2. How often does your group do an outreach activity where unreached people are invited to do something with you so they can hear the gospel? a. Monthly or more. b. Roughly quarterly. c. Once a year. d. Every 2 or 3 years. e. Hardly ever, if at all. 3. How often does your ministry integrate specific elements promoting evangelism training and exposure (sharing the gospel in the meeting, having people share evangelistic stories, inspiring people to evangelize, etc.) a. Every week. b. Once a month or so. c. Once a quarter or so. d. Once in a while. e. Almost never, if at all.

4 4. How often do you share the gospel in your regular ministry meetings? a. Every time we meet. b. Very often, but not all the time. c. About half the time. d. Occasionally or rarely during our regular meeting times. e. Only at special outreach events or when I happen to be focusing on it for a specific talk or series. A Discipling Strategy Guides It 1. As it pertains to tracking the spiritual maturity of your group, how prominent is evangelism? a. It s probably the biggest single indicator that our people really understand and is living out their faith. b. It s one of several important marks of spiritual maturity in our group. c. Evangelism is important, but not as a primary indicator of spiritual maturity. d. We tend to treat evangelism as a separate thing from discipleship and spiritual maturity. e. Evangelism just doesn t come up that often when we think about spiritual growth and maturity. 2. Do each of the people in your group have a specific leader who is responsible to shepherd them, track their spiritual growth and equip them to make and multiply disciples? a. Yes, nearly all of my group has someone who is shepherding them. b. A good majority of my group is connected with a mature believer. c. The core people are connected with a mature believer. d. Only the people that show a strong desire for maturity get connected with an adult. e. There are almost no people that are connected with a mature believer. 3. What % of your group is growing in their spiritual maturity at a pace which encourages you? a. 25% + b % c. 5-10% d. Less than 5% e. I have no idea.

5 4. How often are the people in your ministry helping a peer to lead others to Christ? a. There are stories of this happening on a weekly or monthly basis. b. This has happened multiple times this year. c. This has happened once this year. d. This hasn t in a while. e. I don t think that this has ever happened. A Bold Vision Focuses It 1. Do you feel confident and passionate about your vision? a. The vision is embraced by the group and the leadership, and it is the primary grid by which our ministry operates. b. The vision is what gets me up in the morning and drives my calendar and weekly ministry. c. We have a vision statement that is referenced a couple of times throughout the year and helps us make some key decisions. d. Our ministry has a vision statement but it has almost no influence on what we do. e. We don t feel it is terribly important to have a vision statement. 2. How aggressive is your vision when it comes to outreach in your community? a. Very aggressive; we are pursuing plans on how to engage every person in a gospel conversation. b. Moderately aggressive; we are making plans on how to engage many people in gospel conversations. c. Modestly aggressive; we have general aspirations for reaching people in our community, but don t really have a specific or aggressive vision. d. Not aggressive; we re not all that fruitful and don t usually push ourselves to do better. e. Anemic; we don t tend to think about outreach very much, let alone a vision in this area. 3. Is your vision so big that you ve had to engage other leaders and/or ministries to help? a. Yes, several of them. b. Yes, some of them. c. Perhaps; we should probably be thinking more in this direction. d. Not really; we tend to limit what we do to just our ministry. e. No; in fact, we should probably set even higher goals just for our ministry.

6 4. How many members of your ministry leadership team know your vision for this year? a. All of them. b. Most of them. c. About ½ of them. d. A few of them. e. Hardly any of them. Biblical Outcomes Measure It 1. Have you developed specific, measurable indicators that you use to gauge the spiritual health and fruitfulness of your group? a. Yes, we have specific indicators and goals that we track. b. Yes, we have general goals where we hope to see progress, and that I discuss with my group and leaders from time to time. c. Yes, I have a broad sense for what I m looking for, but it s probably a bit vague. d. Not really it s based more on a gut feeling. e. No, I don t really think about trying to set goals are measure these kinds of things. 2. Do you monitor and periodically assess your spiritual progress as a group? a. Yes, we do this frequently, using specific goals. b. Yes, we talk about this regularly, at least in general terms. c. Yes, we do this occasionally, though I sometimes wonder whether my sense for this progress and health is really all that accurate. d. Not really, though I could probably come up with something if pressed. e. No, we don t really do this. 3. Does your ministry stay in touch with the people who leave your group to see if they are continuing to grow in their faith, maturity and witness to others? a. Yes, I ve got an intentional approach in place to do this regularly and proactively. b. Yes, I do this from time to time when I can get to it, and consider this an important priority. c. Yes, but more reactively than proactively mostly when someone who is still in the church shares what is happening in their lives. d. No, not really, but I see that this could be a good idea. e. Are you kidding? I have a hard enough time staying plugged into the lives of the people in my group.

7 4. Specifically with regards to evangelism effectiveness and fruitfulness, how would you describe your group s trend line? a. Getting a lot stronger. b. Getting a bit stronger. c. Pretty steady. d. Getting a bit weaker. e. Getting a lot weaker.

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