Looking for the best Next Steps for your group?
This Groups Growth Guide has been designed to help you and your group make that decision together. 

How does it work?

  • Have your group members complete the Spiritual Health Assessment prior to coming to group. Share scores and personal Next Steps from the Personal Growth Guide with others in the group.
  • Total all group members’ scores for each category (Loving, Becoming Like, and Sharing) identifying the category with the most potential to grow as a group.
  • Select Next Steps in the group’s lowest category on this Groups Growth Guide. 

You can repeat this process as often as needed! 

Questions? Contact us at lifegroups@westsidefamilychurch.com


Potential Next Steps for Loving Jesus

+ Next Steps for Exploring

  • Attend a Christian concert together
  • Potential LifeGroup study: Finding Your Way Back to God (materials available at Westside Family Church)
  • Potential Group study: ALPHA (for materials, email alpha@westsidefamilychurch.com)
  • Make a point to celebrate Next Steps being taken by group members
  • Potential group study: Community

+ Next Steps for Developing

  • Develop gender-based triads in which to share prayer requests and pray for each other.
  • If not already, consider having your group meet more frequently
  • Take the Sacred Pathways Assessment
  • Potential LifeGroup study: Sacred Pathways
  • Potential LifeGroup study: Devoted (available for free at Westside Family Church)

+ Next Steps for Influencing

  • Fast together for 24 hours and pray over a certain topic your group decides on
  • Potential LifeGroup study: He Restores My Soul
  • Potential LifeGroup study: Forgotten God

Potential Next Steps for Becoming Like Jesus

+ Next Steps for Exploring

  • Develop gender-based triads in the group to share what God’s teaching you how to apply that to everyday life
  • Have your group serve in some capacity once or twice in a semester
  • Potential group study: Community
  • Potential LifeGroup study: Simplify
  • Potential LifeGroup study: 40 Days in the Word (available for free at Westside Family Church)

+ Next Steps for Developing

  • Memorize scripture together
  • If not already, consider having your group meet more frequently and dive deeper in relationships and God’s word
  • Potential LifeGroup study: Follow
  • Potential LifeGroup study: To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain

+ Next Steps for Influencing


Potential Next Steps for Sharing Jesus

+ Next Steps for Exploring

  • Invite others to join your IF:Table, Fireside or LifeGroup.
  • Choose a person or group of people that your group can consistently BLESS (see study below: Begin in Prayer, Listen, Eat, Serve, Story)
  • Potential LifeGroup study: BLESS (available for free at Westside Family Church)
  • Potential LifeGroup study: Work as Worship

+ Next Steps for Developing

+ Next Steps for Influencing