It has always been a privilege to listen to youth talk openly in small groups about their faith and life. I think I live for the “aha” moments as the inhibitions fade and the trust levels rise. REALLY REALLY GREATS are written to spark awe-inspiring discussions.
It includes 61 discussions using 15 different creative and unique methods. Too often I have watched small group leaders struggle to get participants to respond. I guarantee these methods will get your group talking. You will no longer be stuck in the waiting game wishing and hoping that someone will say something.
Learning from these unique and creative methods will also become your models for creating your own. These methods will become your back pocket tools to pull out over and over again when you need a way to get your group talking, no matter what you are using for your curriculum.
So dim the lights. Light a candle. Imagine the campfire and start using REALLY REALLY GREATS to help your groups enter in. – Lyle Griner
Rev Jennifer says…
You did it again!
You’ve put together yet another set of discussion topics that are applicable, timely and make conversations happen easily. These discussion ideas and methods take the guess work out of faith conversations. They are Biblical, easy to use and so non threatening. I’ll use these in Bible Studies for adults, confirmation, sermons, youth ministry, church council, committee meetings, even at home.
Talking with other people can be daunting and it doesn’t have to be. These discussion ideas and methods take the guess work out of faith conversations!
I love that I can choose a topic and method and lead it with some ease and confidence. I love that each activity connects to a scriptural foundation. I can also imagine using this resource with the church vestry and adult bible study groups.
New program year planning can be daunting for me trying to come up with “new things.” This is the first program I’ve picked up that has got me energized and excited. I love that anyone, not just me, can lead them. We will be using it in weekly meetings, at camp, on retreat, during service learning, there is something for every aspect of youth ministry.
Pastor Kathleen says…
“These conversations really got my seventh and eighth graders talking and sharing at a deeper level. It also got the kids who rarely talk participating. Funny how something so simple could get them more engaged.