Other Group Activities

Have the Entire Group “Interview” a new couple or two new singles. We have “Group Interview Sheets” below that give lots of questions to help you do this.
Game nights or Outing Nights
Baby Showers, Wedding Showers and Moving Parties

Group Interview Questions Sheet

Generally the pattern is to give a copy of these questions to everyone in the group. You then go around the room and each person asks the person or couple being interviewed, one question from the list below. The result is that the entire group gets to know this person deeply and the entire group feels closer and more connected to each other.

It is important to always stress that the person or couple being interviewed has the blessing of the group to pass on any question that they feel is too personal.

Group #1 Questions -----Your PERSONALITY ?
(Proverbs 27:19 As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.”)
1. Please give us THREE WORDS that describe your personality?
2. Have you been through the DISC material? If you have, what is your dominant and secondary personality giftings?
3. Please tell us what is your Greatest Positive Trait ...AND.... what area of your attitudes or habits needs the most Improvement?
4. When you get ANGRY what do you do? What things make you Angry?
5. When you get SAD what do you do? What things make you Sad?
6. When you are HAPPY what do you do? What things make you Happy?

Group #2 Questions-----------Your FRIENDS ?
(John 15:15 “Instead I have called you ‘Friends” for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”)
1. When you want to RELAX and be with Friends, do you like:
~ LARGE Groups of Friends,
~ Just ONE OR TWO Friends at a time or
~ SMALL GROUPS of 5-8 Friends?
2. Over your whole life, who are the 2 to 4 BEST FRIENDS you have ever had?
3. What do you notice about their (Your Best Friends) Personalities compared to your personality?
4. Have you ever had a close friend HURT YOU really badly?
5. What are your favorite ACTIVITIES to do with friends?
6. Please complete this sentence: The one thing a friend should never do to another friend is to __.
7. Please complete this sentence: A friend is a person who______.

Group #3 Questions----------Your Parents ?
(Isaiah 51:1,2 Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn; look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth.”)
1. Would you please use 3 single words to describe each of your Parents? Use separate words for each Parent. This list include any step Parents or Grandparents who were a major influence on your life.
2. With which Parent did you have the most strife? How much strife did you have with them at what ages? Which Parent are you most similar to in personality? How much strife or unresolved issues still lie between you and each parent? Have you ever studied boundary issues in scripture?
3. How many times per month do you talk to each Parent?


Group #4 Questions-----------You and GOD!
(Romans 12:11 “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord”)
1. Please tell us a list in single sentences: the 3-5 most powerful experiences or changes you have ever had in your walk with God.
2. Are you 100% sold out to Jesus Christ or is there some lack in your passion for Jesus that you would like to see changed? When in your life have you been most passionate for Jesus? If that time was in the past, what caused you to give up your passion for Jesus?
3. Please finish this sentence:
The things I am MOST SURE about GOD are_______________________________________
4. Please finish this sentence:
The things I MOST WONDER about GOD is____________________________________
5. Do you know for certain when you were Saved?
6. Have you ever:
Been Baptized in the Holy Spirit?/ Prayed in Tongues?/ Heard God Speak to you? / Received a Prophecy or Healing?/ Done a One Year Bible Study?/Prayed with Someone to lead them to Jesus?/ Witnessed?/ Gone on a Mission Trip?
7. What things would you like to see happen spiritually in your life in the next year?

Group #5 Questions------------------PAIN!
(Romans 12:15 “Mourn with those who mourn”)
1. In a single sentence each, please list the 3-5 most PAINFUL issues you have ever faced? A painful issue can be a single situation, an ongoing situation, a past or present relationship. These are simply listed as the issues that have caused you the most pain in your life. Please list each one in a single sentence.
2. For how many of these have you ever sought counseling? How much counseling did you receive? How much did the counseling help?
3. In each case of terrible pain, can you please list 1-2 wonderful things that would not be in your life if you hadn’t gone through that pain?
4. In each case of pain, can you please list on a 1-100 point scale how healed you are from the pain with 1= “Not Healed at All’ and
100= “Very Healed, Doesn’t hurt at all and I have great blessings in my life because of that pain” ?

Group #6 Questions-----------------CAREER & MINISTRY!
(Ecclesiastes 2:22-25 For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? All his days his work is pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless. A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him who can eat or find enjoyment.”)
1. What is your current career and what have been your past careers?
2. Which career have you enjoyed the most?
3. If someone gave you ten million dollars, what would you do with your time?
4. What are your long term career goals?
5. Outside of work, what are your favorite passions or hobbies?
6. In what church ministries have you served in the past. Which ones brought you the most joy?

Group #7 Questions---------------- MONEY!

(I Timothy 6:9,10 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evil.”)
1. How much strife or tension was in your Parents home because of money? Who handled the money in your Parents home? Which of your Parents was the worst about spending more than they could afford and which was the best? Did your Parents operate on a budget? Did your Parents faithfully tithe 10%? Did your Parents ever get in major trouble because of finances?
2. How much strife is in your home because of finances? How long have you faithfully tithed 10%? Who handles the finances in your home?
3. Have you ever taken a course on budgeting, financial management, tithing, or debt reduction?
4. Have you ever made an appointment to meet with Lynda Grodd or another financial counselor? How much did it help?
5. Do you have a savings and retirement accounts? Do you have a realistic 10 or 20 year financial goal?

Group #8 Questions------------- MARRIAGE(S)!
(Ephesians 5:31-33 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery - but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself and the wife must respect her husband.”)
1. How many times in the past have you been married? How long did each marriage last? Did you have any kids from each marriage? How much contact do you have with ex-mates? Is the contact cordial or hostile?
2. If you are currently married (or dating), please list 3-4 traits about your mate that you most admire and please list two traits about yourself that your mate would most love to see you change?
3. Have you ever done a marriage course of any kind? How much did it help?
4. Have you ever sought marriage counseling of any kind? How much did it help?
5. On a 1-100 scale how much joy laughter, health and friendship is there currently in your marriage, with 1 being the worst and 100 being the best?

Group #9 Questions------------------ KIDS!
(Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.)
1. Please list all of your children by name and age and where they currently live?
2. Which of your children have caused you the most pain? Are they still causing you pain?
3. Which of your children have been the easiest or the most delightful to raise?
4. If you had to do it over again, what would you change about your Parenting technique?

Group #10 Questions-----------CONCLUSIONS OF EVERYONE !

(Eccl. 12:13 Here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments.”)
1. Going around the Room, we would like to ask each person to tell us either: What was the thing you learned the most today? Or What is the main thing you thing God is saying today?
2. If you were to list your 3-4 most major prayer requests for the next five years, what would they be?
3. Do you have the time to pray over each other? Are you comfortable asking each person to pray and ask Jesus to give you a prophecy of strengthening, encouragement or comfort (I Cor. 14:3) for that person

Goals & Expectations

  1. Know Each Other’s Hearts.
In an interview, our highest goal is that you would break through surface, shallow conversation and truly get to know each others hearts.
Jesus defined “FRIENDSHIP” as opening all of your heart to someone else. (John 15:15 I no longer call you servants because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead I have called you FRIENDS for EVERYTHING that I learned from my Father , I have made known to you.
2.  All Participation is Totally Voluntary.You DO NOT have to answer any question. You are welcome to simply pass or to give a partial answer. We want to emphasize that “Trust” is a GIFT of Love.
(I Corinthians 4:2 Now it is required that those who have been GIVEN a TRUST must PROVE FAITHFUL) This scripture makes it very clear that Trust begins as a GIFT but that after you give the gift of Trust, the person must now EARN the Trust by “Proving Faithful”

In a group interview, everyone interviews everyone. Therefore, everyone is motivated to be gracious, gentle and kind.

(I Corinthians 13:7 Love always Trusts.) If you give these people the love gift of trust and they give you the same gift then your love for each other will massively increase.