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- Let Jesus save you! I-Let Jesus save others! J- Share Jesus with a neighbor!
1 Peter 5:7 (May), Matthew 22:14, Genesis 1:1 (Jun), John 3:16 (Jul)
(Try to quote first, then look up and read)
The books of the Bible up to Romans (see video @ theporch.info/bible once a month at most)
Icebreaker: What is your favorite pet ever?
4. Video Lesson: (7:30-7:45)
What to do when you don't know what to do! - Week 4 (When you don't know what to do, remember that your problems can position you for a purpose.)
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.)
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS (When you don’t know what to do, do the next right thing..)
1. Imagine there was a movie about the origin story of your life. What would be on the movie poster and why?
2. How are our actual origin stories similar or different from the movie poster?
3. How can problems, disappointments, or letdowns affect our relationship with those who are around you?? What about your relationship with God?
4. What is a situation that you hope God can use but you can’t see it right now?
5. When someone is hurting, what are some things that people say, or do, that is helpful? What are some things that people say, or do, that is not helpful?
6. How has hearing someone else’s difficult situation helped you in your own difficult situation?
7. For upperclassmen: Read Romans 8:28. It can be tempting to understand this verse as saying God will make all of our problems go away, but we know that isn’t always the case. What are some ways God may use a situation for good without making it go away?
TRY THIS This week, if a student shares something in group, have the other students write down their name and encourage your students to pray for them this week. Follow up with any students who share to let them know that you’re available to talk.
6. Bible Reading & Discussion: (8:00-8:10) (What stood out to you in this week's reading?)
How did Peter react when the three people insisted that he was a follower of Jesus?
How did Peter feel once he realized that Jesus had been right about denying him 3 times?
Why might Peter have denied Jesus in these moments?
In what ways do we deny Jesus today?
Would you say that you feel similar pain as Peter when you deny Jesus? Why or why not?
What are some ways you can prepare yourself to not deny Jesus in those difficult moments?
7. Sermon Summary Video: (8:00-8:15)
(Do Animals go to Heaven?)
Teaser: What is your favorite pet ever?
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 - ***It is possible rover will cross over!*** )
1. Do you think animals will be in heaven? Why or Why not?
2. What Bible verse back up your thoughts?
3. Do animals have souls?
4. What if pets are not in heaven? Would you still be happy in heaven?
5. How can you enjoy your pet that God has given you during this life?
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- Play with your pet! I- Do something special for your pet! J- Get a Pet!
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.