The questions below offer ways to begin—or continue—group inventory or discussion
focused on this Tradition.
1. What is our group purpose? How do our decisions help us further our purpose?
2. How do we invite a loving Higher Power into our decision‐making process?
3. What is our shared understanding of group conscience? Is it the same or different from a
majority vote or consensus? How does our group establish a group conscience?
4. What is the relationship between anonymity and the group conscience? Why is it
important that everyone be heard? How do we invite full participation? How do
newcomers contribute to group conscience?
5. How does our group conscience moderate the influence of strong personalities or
people perceived to be authorities? Do we ensure that all points of view are heard before
we make a decision? How do we distinguish between leadership and governing?
6. How do we balance collective and individual conscience? How do we recognize when
group conscience has been reached?
7. When and how might we revisit or rethink our decisions?
8. What does our group do to ensure that group conscience meetings maintain a spiritual
focus and foster goodwill?
9. What role do spiritual principles play in the decision‐making processes of our group?
When a problem arises, how do we find a solution? How does our group ask itself
difficult questions or handle unresolved issues? How do we recognize when we’re
moving too fast or too slow when making a decision?
10. What are some of the leadership qualities we seek among trusted servants in our group?
How do these qualities demonstrate our spiritual principles? How do we cultivate those
qualities in one another?
11. How can we balance rotation and continuity? How do home group members lead even
when they’re not holding specific service positions?
12. What is our responsibility to our trusted servants? How can the group support a trusted
servant who feels isolated, overwhelmed, or unprepared? What’s the right balance for
our group between trust and accountability?
13. How does this Tradition help us understand anonymity? How does anonymity help us
understand this Tradition? How do we practice anonymity in terms of this Tradition?
14. Discuss any bridges between this Tradition and other Traditions. What do these bridges
teach us about our group?
15. What more can we do to bring the principles of this Tradition into our group efforts?
What could we do differently to better fulfill our primary purpose?