Upward, Inward, Outward, Forward Assessment Tool

A tool to assess your small group's current health and strength.

This assessment tool will help you determine the health of your small group and your own strength as a small group leader in four basic areas of small group health:

  • Upward — Your relationship to God and your group's corporate relationship to God.

  • Inward — The depth of your relationships with your members and their relationship to each other.

  • Outward — The level of relationship and passion your group possesses to reach pre-Christians and unchurched people for Christ.

  • Forward — The number of discipled and trained leaders your group is producing so it can multiply its ministry.

Note there are no correct or incorrect answers on this assessment. It is not a test. You cannot fail. You can only find out where you are — your current point of origination - so that you can make a plan to increase the four values of small group life and enjoy God's destination for you group.

As you read each question, answer quickly with your first answer. The longer you ponder the question, the greater the tendency will be to answer it in a way that yields a high score versus an accurate score.

Before you begin, why not pray this simple prayer?

"Lord, I live for you and you alone. My small group is yours. Help me to take this assessment with an eagerness to see how You want to move through us to minister to each other and a hurting world."

This assessment is found within the Upward, Inward, Outward, Forward Workbook for cell groups and is used by permission.


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