In honor of Halloween, I'm reposting the following from May. Enjoy!
This happens so often to people, families, companies, and churches. We get so used to living with some unhealthy condition that we just get used to it. We become oblivious or just desensitized to a dysfunction that keeps us from living a healthy, productive lifestyle.
When our church assessed the health of our groups, we discovered that some were unhealthy in certain areas and, until they took the assessment, were completely unaware of, or at least apathetic toward, the debility. I tell several stories of these groups in Small Group Vital Signs, but one story stood out. Gail's group scored the lowest of all our groups, and yet no one would have guessed the group was unhealthy. The group was coasting along, not growing, not making an impact, and yet no alarms were going off. In fact, it was slowly dying, but the death spiral was still pretty incomprehensible. Our assessment, coaching, and training helped Gail's group to get healthy and growing immediately. Now it's multiplying and making an impact on others.
Don't be like Igor. Get some help with that hump!
After taking the Small Group Health Assessment, come back and comment below!