Once you finish, you’ll receive a score up to 100 that shows how much connection you have with people offline (as in interacting with people physically) and your connections online (via the internet). It then gives practical ways to deepen your connections.
At church, consider these ideas to deepen relationships between people:
- Create short times for mingling--Even though people are busy, they also need time to talk with one another and get to know one another. However, there is a balance to this. If the mingling time goes on for too long, some people may begin to feel uncomfortable.
- Incorporate a getting-to-know you question at every church meeting or event--Ask a question that encourages people to get to know each other (and say their name first), such as: What makes you happiest? What makes you want to get up in the morning? Who is the most influential person in your life? What do you like best about our church? What makes you laugh? Then give time for each person to say his or her name and briefly answer the question while everyone listens and then takes a turn. Once you start doing this on a regular basis, you begin to deepen relationships between people.
- Develop small groups--These can be official small groups that meet regularly (or for a few times) or these small groups can be part of an educational class or workshop. Form small groups so that people can introduce themselves and get to know one another a bit. It helps when small groups have a specific topic or question to discuss.