Archive: July 2014

Youth-DiscussionStarters-RollTheDice

Pass around a die (dice) and have the youth roll it one at a time. Whatever number it lands on, you read a question/statement/task from that numbered category for that person. Sometimes other youth may want to add to the discussion or statement and you should allow that to happen. Whenever a category runs out, you have them roll again… or repeat them. Personal (1) What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? You have…

Youth-DiscussionStarters-Scripture

Read the following passages to your youth and ask them to explain to you and to each other what they mean to them personally. Read the questions that follow the passages. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “in Christ” we become new creations. What’s one thing that would be difficult for you to give up about yourself if you gave it all away right now? What would be something you’d be eager to give up? 1 Samuel 5:1-4 The Ark of the Covenant…

Flopping

The recent 2014 World Cup was a huge success internationally and was overwhelmingly popular in the US, even though it is not as popular of a sport here as some other big league sports. One particular aspect of the World Cup games became a frequent conversation at work and amongst friends and created jokes all over the world. Although it has been rather normal for players to do this occasionally, flopping appeared to be even more highlighted since the World Cup was…

Youth-DiscussionStarters-Scripture

Read the following passages to your youth and ask them to explain to you and to each other what they mean to them personally. Read the questions that follow the passages. James 5:16 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed…” When was the last time you confessed a sin to another one of your peers? Why is it important to confess our sins to each other? What happens if…

Youth-DiscussionStarters-RollTheDice

Pass around a die (dice) and have the youth roll it one at a time. Whatever number it lands on, you read a question/statement/task from that numbered category for that person. Sometimes other youth may want to add to the discussion or statement and you should allow that to happen. Whenever a category runs out, you have them roll again… or repeat them. 1. Personal If you had to cut off one limb from your body, which limb would it be…

Would a loving God burn people forever? This is a question that must be answered. The idea of a God that burns people forever has turned away millions from Him and creates a misrepresentation of His character. God is a God of Love and when something doesn’t fit that character attribute, we must look deeper into our own interpretations and reconcile them. Check out the video above for some insight into this subject. Also, I have provided some Bible text…

Youth-DiscussionStarters

If you could have 10 guaranteed things to be in your future house, what would they be and why for each one? Have the youth write these down on a piece of paper and turn it in anonymously. Read aloud the lists that were turned in. If you have 10+ youth, maybe sample 4-5 lists to read. Let’s say you were going to live in God’s house… discuss what items you would put in God’s house. (not necessarily from the written list from the above…