FAQs-Small Group

FAQs – Your Small Group Info

  1. What is the importance of being in a men’s small group?
  2. How can I start a men’s small group?
  3. Does PK offer resources that I can use with my men’s small group?
  4. Sample accountability questions.

  1. What is the importance of being in a men’s small group?

    Promise Keepers is committed to igniting, equipping, and uniting men to keep their promises – men who won’t compromise the truth; men who are true to their word, and men who are trustworthy. We base this objective on the covenant-keeping nature of God. Because He is faithful to fulfill all of His promises, He is our model.

    In this age of individualism, men are finally beginning to realize the importance of having brothers who will support, encourage, and hold them accountable to this Christian model of manhood. The second promise of a Promise Keeper states: "A Promise Keeper is committed to pursue vital relationships with a few other men, understanding that he needs brothers to help him keep his promises."

    The Bible clearly teaches that we are a body whose head is Jesus Christ. As a church we are completely dependent upon the grace of Jesus Christ. Through His grace, Christ sometimes chooses to work through our brothers and sisters to help us grow spiritually. The Bible tells us that we can mature in our faith through interaction with our brothers: "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" (Proverbs 27:17).

    Promise Keepers believes that the small group provides men with the opportunity to bear one another’s burdens: "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2). In a small group, men are able to relate to each other on a personal level, supporting, encouraging, and holding each other accountable. However, men’s small groups are not the ultimate goal of Promise Keepers. The purpose of the small group–and indeed the purpose of Promise Keepers–is to draw men closer in relationship to Jesus Christ. PK conferences are meant as a catalyst to motivate men to pursue spiritual growth. The critical event which Promise Keepers is ultimately seeking is the individual man keeping his promises in the context of a local church.

  2. How can I start a men’s small group?

    We at Promise Keepers are seeing a revival in the hearts of men around the world. As a result, we receive numerous inquiries asking for assistance in developing small groups which will help men grow to maturity in Christ.

    In this age of individualism, men are finally beginning to realize the importance of having brothers who will support, encourage, and hold one another accountable to a Christian model of manhood. The second promise of a Promise Keeper states: "A Promise Keeper is committed to pursue vital relationships with a few other men, understanding that he needs brothers to help him keep his promises."

    In order to help men become the brothers Christ intended them to be, Promise Keepers is proud to offer study guides for your men’s small group. These resources provide study materials for small groups focusing on men’s issues relevant to practical daily application.

    To order these items or any other resource that Promise Keepers offers, please visit our online store or call 1-800-401-9888 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm, M-F, CT).

  3. Does PK offer resources that I can use with my men’s small group?

    To order study guides or any other resource that Promise Keepers offers, please visit our PK Online Store or call 1-800-401-9888 (8:00am – 5:00pm, M-F, CT).

  4. Sample accountability questions.

    This list is excerpted from the book Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper, "The Call to Sexual Purity" by John Maxwell (p. 81):

  • Are you spending time alone with God?
  • Is your thought life pure?
  • Are you misusing your power?
  • Are you walking in total obedience to God?
  • Have you lied about any of the previous questions?
  • This list is excerpted from the books Focusing Your Men’s Ministry by Pete Richardson (pgs. 50-51) and Brothers! by Geoff Gorsuch with Dan Schaffer (pgs. 95-96):
  • How much time did you spend in prayer this week?
  • Did you pray for others in this group?
  • Did you put yourself in an awkward situation with a woman?
  • At any time did you compromise your integrity?
  • What one sin plagued your walk with God this week?
  • Did you accomplish your spiritual goals this week?
  • Are you giving to the Lord’s work financially?
  • How have you demonstrated a servant’s heart?
  • Do you treat your peers and coworkers as people loved by God?
  • What significant thing did you do for your wife and/or family?
  • What was your biggest disappointment? How did you decide to handle it?
  • What was your biggest joy? Did you thank God?
  • What do you see as your number one need for next week?
  • Are you satisfied with the time you spent with the Lord this week?
  • Did you take time to show compassion for others in need?
  • Did you control your tongue?
  • What did you do this week to enhance your relationship with your spouse?
  • Did you pray and read God’s Word this week? What did you derive from this time?
  • In what ways have you launched out in faith since we last met?
  • In what ways has God blessed you this week? And what disappointments consumed your thoughts this week?
  • Did you look at a woman in the wrong way?
  • How have you been tempted this week? How did you respond?
  • How has your relationship with Christ been changing?
  • Did you worship in church this week?
  • Have you shared your faith this week? How?
  • What are you wrestling with in your thought life?
  • What have you done for someone else this week?
  • Are the “visible“ you and the “real“ you consistent in this relationship?
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