Updated: Feb 1, 2022
Keep this guide handy for a quick review before an important conversation. Remember to pray before, during and after talking with the person!
Build Quality Conversations
Dig for the quality:
Tell me more about…
What do you mean by…
Sounds like you’re saying that…
Ask open ended questions
What is that like for you?
How did that make you feel?
What leads you to say that?
How are you feeling God’s peace?
Encourage sharing / defuse frustrations
I’d like to hear what you think
What would you like to see differently?
When I pray for you:
How can I pray for you?
What would you like me to pray for?
Ask questions about sermon series, 5x5,
What has impacted you the most these last few weeks at our church?
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned about [sermon series / 5x5 book] lately?
Don’t be afraid of silence
Prayers for our church
Pray that our preaching would be faithful, accurate & clear
Pray that we grow in sanctification, sound doctrine, love, holiness & Spiritual Disciplines
Pray for sinners to be converted and our church to thrive
Pray for opportunities to personally share the gospel
Handy Bible Verses
Go-to for almost anything: Romans 8 God’s Grace Romans 5:1-11 Romans 8 Ephesians 1:3-10 Ephesians 2: 1-10 Forgiveness Psalm 32, 51, 130 Isaiah 50:1-8 Luke 15:11-24 God helps His people Psalm 23, 46, 91, 77, 108, 116, 120, 124, 145 Matt. 6:25-34 Luke 12:22-31 Ephesians 3:14-21 God’s Promises Psalm 34, 62, 63 Luke 11:5-13 John 14:15-21 Healing in sickness 2 Kings 5:1-15 John 4:46-54 John 5:1-19 James 5:13-20 Comfort in sorrow Psalm 23 Isaiah 43:1-5 Isaiah 49:8-13 Isaiah 61:1-3 John 14 Romans 8:18-29 1 Cor. 15:20-28, 50-58 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 1 Thess. 4:13-18 Hebrews 4:14-16 Revelation 7:9-17 Revelation 21:1-5