Cycle Starter Plans

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Having understood your church a little better with the help of the NCD Church Survey, its now time to start cycling together towards a healthier church. You’ve chosen to start experimenting and learning more about the topic to the left. Now, select one of the cycle starter plans below and write number 1 in its box. Put this sheet on your wall, then, go do it!

Next time you are meeting with others who are also working through a topic, ask each other the questions from the cycle, starting at “do” and finishing at “plan”. After a cycle you may decide the most important thing to do now is to keep going with the same plan, modify it, or choose another option from below. If choosing another from below, just write 2 in its box and so on.

If you’d like more cycle starter options, or to work on another topic highlighted by your NCD Church Survey results, just visit


  • Consider how friendly your church is towards gifted evangelists and how they would be made to feel. If you have any in your church, ask them how fully they feel their gift is embraced by your church.
  • If you have a gifted evangelist in your church, ask them to explain why and how they pray for and share the Gospel with others. Consider inviting them to also speak to your small group about the topic.
  • List all the activities going on in your church and approximate what percentage of time, energy and resources goes to reaching non-believers for Christ. Ask a key leader to comment on your observations.
  • Take note of the people in your church who frequently and very naturally mention "Jesus", "God", "The Lord" etc. in general conversation. Ask them whether they would think of themselves as an evangelist and thank them for their openness of faith.
  • Take the Gift Test on your own or in a group.