As you consider planning large group meetings, it’s important to have a foundation of understanding about your chapter. Take time to answer these questions, and add some of your own to give you a picture of your chapter.
_____# of students in chapter _____core _____periphery
_____# of men in the chapter
_____# of women in the chapter
_____# of students by class
_____freshmen _____sophomores _____juniors _____seniors
_____# of ethnic students in the chapter (which groups?)
_____# of students who became Christians in college
_____# of students who attend small group only
_____# of students who attend large group only
_____# of students who attend both small and large group meetings
_____# of students in chapter living in apartments
_____# of students in chapter living in dorms
_____# of students in chapter living at home
_____# of students living in fraternities _____in sororities
- If you plot on a map where the InterVarsity students live, what do you observe?
- Is there a week night which has more events than others? clubs, etc? Which night do most of the small groups meet on?
- What ideas/persons/groups influence the attitudes and actions of InterVarsity members?
- What do students most often express that they appreciate about the chapter?
- What do students most often express that they do not like about the chapter?
- To what degree do chapter members know and understand the vision which the leaders have for the group?
- To what extent do chapter members know one another?
- What is the general understanding of the scriptures and how to apply God’s truth to daily life?