We’ve Got Questions


We are currently working on a fun project for our groups leadership rally that kicks off our fall semester in August. While the end goal is a secret until that night, the process is thinking through the top facts that leaders and potential leaders would want to know about groups at Cross Point. These are not deep theological points, but the more practical, nuts and bolts side of group life.

Here are a few of the questions that I have come up with so far. We will survey our current leaders this week to see what their answers would be.

1. What is the best size for a group?

2. What is the best length of time for a typical group meeting?

3. What is your favorite food to offer at a group meeting?

4. What is the best day of the week to schedule a group?

5. What is the most popular curriculum choice at Cross Point?

6. What is the best way for people to join a group?

7. What is the best way to handle a group member that talks too much?

8. What is the best way to get someone to talk during group that is normally quiet?

9. What is the perfect number of weeks for a study?

10. What is the ideal location for a group meeting?

11. What is the ideal size for a community group?

12. What percentage of time should a leader be talking during a discussion?

I think the answers that we get back from our leaders could be interesting. I will post those as well as what we plan on doing with them after the event. It’s going to be a fun night!


About Chris Surratt

Chris Surratt is a ministry consultant and coach with over twenty-three years of experience serving the local church. Chris served on the Executive Teams at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He is also the Discipleship and Small Group Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources. Chris's first book, Small Groups For The Rest Of Us: How to Design Your Small Groups System to Reach the Fringes, was just released by Thomas Nelson.

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