Adapted Wesleyan Band Meeting Questions
Explanation: This is a list from a few sources that a discipleship group might find helpful for accountability purposes. A regular battery of 5-10 questions could be helpful. Others can be utilized to keep the process fresh.
Here are four basic methods. Draw on them, mix and match questions, be adaptable:
- Have you had any spiritual failures recently? Have you been disappointed with yourself lately, spiritually speaking? How can we be most helpful in restoring or supporting you? When we pray for and with you today, at what point should we focus our prayers?
- What temptations or spiritual problems have you been battling lately? At what points in your life do you feel most vulnerable? Most weak right now? Most under pressure?
- If you have been delivered from any temptations lately would you share with us how the victory was won? Would you share with us how you have endured and survived recent trials?
- Has the Lord revealed anything to you about your heart and life that makes you want to take a prayerful second look at your attitudes, life-style, service, or motivations?
- Is there a spiritual problem so deep or so personal that you have never been able to talk to anyone about it? Can you even talk with God about it? Are you carrying excess baggage from the past that still today keeps you defeated and depressed? Would you like to share it with us, your spiritual partners? Or, at least let us pray for you about it - would you set a time each day (or this week) when you are going to pray about this matter so we can at that very same hour pray for you wherever we are? (Wesley Tracy, Herald of Holiness, February, 1991, pg. 28.)