What is a Core Group?

Core groups meet once a week face to face if at all possible. They are groups of two or three, to add a fourth person is to agree to multiply in to two groups within 6 to 9 weeks. Core groups are not mixed gender, all men or all women. Core groups use only the Bible as their text, no other sources and they do not have a leader other than Christ, equality among members is important.

Each week, the group should be reading 20 to 30 chapters of the Bible (see question 6). If you do not finish the reading together, read it again until you do, trust God to tell you when you are finished with what He is teaching you and the group. You can never read it to many times. If the section the group has chosen to read is less than 20 chapters read it twice, even three times. Say you choose the book of Ephesians with 6 chapters; you would read it three times in one week to cover 24 chapters. The idea is to make it a stretch, getting all of it read is not the goal. Getting into your heart is the goal.

Core Group primer questions: (These are primer questions not rules to follow or achieve)

  1. Have you shown this week to others around you the greatness of Jesus Christ with both words and actions?
  2. Are you a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
  3. What known sins have you committed since our last meeting?
    1. Have you exposed yourself to sexually alluring material?
    2. Have you allowed your mind to entertain inappropriate sexual thoughts about another person this week?
    3. Have you lacked integrity in your financial dealings this week, or coveted something that does not belong to you?
    4. Have you given in to an addictive behavior this week? Explain.
  4. What is the condition of your important relationships?
    1. Have you been honoring to your spouse?
    2. Have you been understanding with your spouse and family?
    3. Have you been generous with yourself to your spouse and children?
  5. Do you Demonstrate love for one another?
    1. Did you pass on to another what was told you in confidence?
    2. Have you damaged another person character by your words, either behind his/her back or face to face?
    3. Have you continued to remain angry toward another?
    4. Have you secretly wished for another’s misfortune so that you might excel?
    5. Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I going to do about it?
  6. How are you putting God’s Word on your Heart?
    1. Did you finish your reading this week and hear from the Lord? 
    2. Did the Bible live in me today?
    3. Did you give it time to speak to you each day?
    4. Are you enjoying your prayer time?
    5. What are you going to do about it?
  7. When did you last speak to someone about your faith? Briefly, what happened?
  8. Do you pray about the money you spend?
  9. How do you spend your spare time?
  10. Have you been completely honest with me?

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