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Healthy Group Dynamics

In this category you will find an "APGAR" assessment to help you as initiators evaluate the health of your group; checklists to bring into the group to help participants see areas of growth for themselves; and other resources that will help your group grow relationally, spiritually, and in numbers, so that more people are joining in to discuss life, God, and the Bible together.

Starting up . . . again!

First meetings of any kind are very important–even if it’s “another” first meeting. Whenever your group takes a break, consider that first meeting back together to be a re-start–a new first meeting. See it as an opportunity to recalibrate your patterns, to re-establish the warmth of your group, to welcome new people, and to set the stage for transparent sharing.
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Q Place Guidelines

How can people with diverse opinions discuss life, God, and the Bible without serious conflict or arguments? Having guidelines for the discussion is key! Q Place Guidelines set the tone for the group from the beginning and help the group to stay on track.
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The Initial Stage Of Small Group Development

The Initial Stage of Small Group Development

The beginning of a Q Place brings with it many questions, concerns, and fears. By anticipating these questions and feelings and understanding the initial characteristics of any group, you can prepare the way for a successful launch.
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When You Are The Question-Asker

When You Are the Question-Asker

Each time a Q Place meets, a different person may ask the discussion questions. Sharing the question-asking encourages group ownership and dynamic discussions. The first time anyone in your group has taken the step to be the Question-Asker, print and offer the following guidelines to help prepare for this role.
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Filling The Empty Chair

Filling the Empty Chair

A growing group is encouraging, brings a new source of insights, and can improve group dynamics. Sharing a Q Place community with others is a value we hold high, because we believe everyone needs a safe place to encounter God and grow in faith with others who know and love them. Here are steps to help your group fill the empty chair.
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Praying Together

Praying Together

How do you help your group get comfortable praying together? How do you get beyond the fears people have and experience real prayer as a group? The ideas in this resource will help your group grow in prayer together.
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