Talk It Over Week #8

Out of the Quiet: October 26-27, 2019

A Conversation Guide for Small Groups 

Small Groups at Lakeland exist to make disciples who make disciples in relational environments as we live out the four habits – accountability, shepherding, developing others, and on mission.

ICEBREAKER: If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?

REFERENCE: Chapter 12 of Leading Me by Steve A. Brown

Watch the Talk It Over video.  Find this at under Messages/Small Group Resources.

DISCUSSION STARTER: What is one goal that you set and achieved? 


  1. What is one goal or resolution you set that didn’t last very long?
  2. What is a trigger that tempts you to lose traction or give up on a goal?
  3. Share one goal you would like to go after.
  4. Work through the elements of the plan Leading Me outlines in relation to what you shared in question #3 above:
    • Objective Statement
    • Future Vision
    • Inspiring Verse
    • Current Reality
    • Competing Commitments
    • Action Plan and Timeline
    • Resources Needed
  5. What might make it difficult for you to achieve your goals (time, logistics, people) and what can you to overcome those challenges?
  6. Behavior outcome questions are focused on how you handled various situations versus whether you were simply right or wrong. How can focusing on behavior (something more like a habit) rather than outcome-based questions help you achieve your goal?
  7. How will completing your goal change your life?

Close in prayer.