Youth Growth Group Questions
1. Check in & Hang out: (700:-7:10)
2. Game: (7:10-7:25)
3 . Welcome and Memory Verse: (7:25-7:30)
Did anyone experience any cool life change this week? (application)
H- Work for it! I- Wing it! J- Wait for it!
Genesis 2:18 (Sep), Romans 13:1 (Oct), Mark 12:30 (Nov)
(Try to quote first, then look up and read)
The books of the Bible up to Revelation (see video @ theporch.info/bible once a month at most)
Icebreaker: Which is better cats or dogs?
4. Video Lesson: (7:30-7:45)
Save the Date! - Week 4 (Don't date in the Dark!)
For lack of guidance a nations falls, but victory is won through many advisors (Proverbs 11:14 NIV).
5. Small Groups: (7:45-8:00)
(Create meaningful conversation. Adjust the questions as needed, and don’t feel like you need to answer all of them.)
1. What’s the worst advice you’ve ever gotten?
2. What’s an example of good advice you’ve gotten that was difficult to follow?
3. Why is it difficult to ask for advice when it comes to dating or relationships?
4. Read Proverbs 11:14. What does dating look like with a lack of guidance? What does a successful and healthy dating relationship look like?
5. Who are some people you can go to for good relationship advice? What do you look for in someone to ask?
6. Whether you’re in a dating relationship or not, what’s one question about dating you would ask a dating advisor? [Note: This is NOT the time to try to answer every single question; this can be a cue for students to ask throughout the week.]
7. How do you know you’re getting good advice from the people you ask?
8. Don’t miss this: Why can it be difficult to implement the advice we get?
Leaders, hand out the provided “Save the Date” worksheets to your students. Then, walk through each part of the worksheet with your students, encourage them to consider the questions on the worksheet and fill in their thoughts to determine the way they want their dating lives to look. Remind them that they’re not focusing on specific names, people, or situations, but speaking more generally and thinking big picture when it comes to dating! Challenge them to reach out to an adult of their choice to meet with and discuss their questions. You can also reach out to them this week to encourage them and offer yourself as a “dating advisor.”
6. Bible Reading & Discussion: (8:00-8:10) (What stood out to you in this week's reading?)
1 Thessalonians 2:1-6
1. How did the Thessalonians know that they were not preaching with deceit or impure motives or trickery?
2. What was their purpose?
3. Who examines the motives of our hearts?
4. Have you ever spoke with someone with the intention to please God? How did it go?
5. Have you ever ignored what would please God and spoke only to please other people? How did it go?
6. How can you please God in your conversations this week?
7. Sermon Summary Video: (8:00-8:15)
(Feel free to Unfriend!)
Teaser: Why do you think it is so hard for people to disagree in a friendly way?
8. Sermon Discussion: (8:15-8:20)
(See how discussion goes in a full group setting by the TV's)
What’s one thing that stood out to you from the sermon?
(BIG IDEA - ***Communion helps us recall what we have in common*** )
1. Why do you think some people have a hard time keeping a debate friendly?
2. On a scale of 1 to 10, how successful have your debates been?
3. Which of Pastor Curtis's points do you need to apply to your debates the most and why?
(Compliments, Consideration, Cleanliness, Quotes. Christ, Calmness, Quietness)
4. Have you ever had a debate go well? Tell us about it.
9. Life Change - Application: 8:20-8:25)
What is one thing that you can do this week? (TRY TO HOLD OUT ON GIVING OPTIONS!!!!!
Anything from the video lesson or Bible discussion?
H- Be a friend! I- Remember! J- Respect!
10. Prayer: (8:25-8:30)
(Take a few minutes to ask for prayer request and/or praises and pray for each other.)
11. Show Teaser Video for next series (If applicable)
You don’t have to be fixed to be found.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).
GOAL OF SMALL GROUP
To help students see that they can have a relationship
with God regardless of their mistakes or their past.
THINK ABOUT THIS
Leaders, at this phase, students are developing the ability to see other people from a different perspective. You can help your students realize that neither character was all right or all wrong.
Leaders, people are always more complex than we think—even when at first, we think it’s just good versus bad. By the end of the story, everyone had their successes and failures. This story is also not just a story of two brothers, this story is about a father who loved two sons more than they thought. Pay attention to the students in your group who may need a reminder that they are wanted and worthy of being in your small group. Reach out to them this week and remind them how thankful you are to have them in group.
You owe it to yourself to be honest to yourself. In the spring of the year, when kings normally go out to war, David sent Joab and the Israelite army to fight the Ammonites. They destroyed the Ammonite army and laid siege to the city of Rabbah. However, David stayed behind in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 11:1 NIV).
He sent someone to find out who she was, and he was told, “She is Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” (2 Samuel 11:3 NIV).