We have all experienced how easy it is to go through the motions of leading small group discussions and activities, but drift from our calling to disciple and shepherd people. In light of that, this simple tool offers a simple activity that has helped our leaders pay careful attention to the flock. The activity is to keep an updated list of the people in your small group and to review it weekly. It is as simple as it sounds, but it requires discipline, discernment, and follow-through.
Here’s what you do: Schedule a time each week that you are going to update and review your list (possibly dividing up your group with your co-leader). Take a moment to reflect on each person … what’s going on with them and how are they doing spiritually? Note any thoughts or action items that come to mind (see attached doc). Then pray for your people by name.