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- Surround with Scriptures! I- Surround with Supplications! J- Surround with Socials!
John 15:5 (Jan), Proverb 3:5-6 (Feb), Acts 20:21 (Mar)
(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: Who do you think would win at cup stacking: Pastor Curtis or Erika?
4. Video Lesson: (7:30-7:45)
VIBES - Week 2 (Because of Jesus, anger doesn't have to be the boss of you.)
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility
that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it
or deny the truth (James 3:13-14 NIV).
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice (James 3:16 NIV).
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You
desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You
do not have because you do not ask God (James 4:1-2 NIV).
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own
advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human
likeness (Philippians 2:6-7 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.)
Note to the Small Group Leader: The emotions wheel, what it is, how to use it: Start in the center, then move outwards.
1. Think about a scene from a TV show or movie where a character was angry (Squidward from SpongeBob, for
example) What kind of anger were they feeling? Why do you think they got that angry?
2. Look at the anger section of the emotions wheel. Choose one of the words that you most associate with anger
(Note: Try to start with “humiliated”). For that word, what do you do when you feel that emotion?
3. Can you share a time where you’ve seen hallway or road age?
4. Read James 4:1. How would you answer this question? How would most high schoolers answer this question?
5. What percentage of your anger is caused by not getting your way?
6. Have you experienced people around you blaming their anger on others instead of owning their own emotions?
Why do you think it can be easier to believe that anger is caused by something or someone else rather than
something inside us?
7. If someone were watching you, what would be some clues or cues that you are angry? What could they do to help
Vibes / Anger
8. Jesus does not want you to be controlled by your anger. What are practical ways you can go to Jesus with your
anger? How can this group help you control your anger?
Encourage your students to be proactive in their anger. Say something like this: The next time you are angry, text
someone and have them ask you “what kind of angry are you?” and help you work through that anger and control it.
6. Bible Reading & Discussion: (8:00-8:10) (What stood out to you in this week's reading?)
1. What did God tell Abraham to do with his son Isaac?
2. What was Abraham's response?
3. How did God bless Abraham for his faith and willingness to obey?
4. Tell about a time when God has told you to do something very difficult? Did you obey?
5. How have you seen God's blessings from your faith and obedience?
6. In what ways do you need to trust God and have faith in him?
7. Sermon Summary Video: (8:00-8:15)
Rings - Week 3 (Something's come up...)
Teaser: What are the top 3 most important things in your life?
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 - ***Nothing should stop....God from being on top!*** )
1. How is your 100 day challenge going?
2. What are some reasons that you have seen people miss Sunday service for?
3. What's the difference between putting God first and putting "things" of God first?
4. Would you say that the average person who claims to be a Christian, really put the things of God first in their life? Why or why not?
5. Does the evidence of your life support that? How so?
6. Is there anything in your life that is important but that gets left out? Is it "really" important to you then?
7. What are some thing that tend to creep up to the top of your priority pyramid?
8. Which do you relate to the most and why: We tend to store up, struggle on, or stress out? (Ask multiple people)
9. What are some thing that you worry about or that keep you up at night? Should they worry you?
10. Why do people 'think" they have to work on Sunday's?
11. What are some things that have kept you from trusting God with the full tithe?
12. Would you say you have a hard time saying "no" to things? Why or why not?
13. Pastor Curtis mentioned that Satan wants you to attend a service online vs. in person. How does this make you feel?
14. What is a practical way that you can start putting the things of God first in your life? (Maybe the calendar?)
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- Stop Storing! I- Stop Struggling! J- Stop Stressing!
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).