One of the Best Teaching Proverbs I’ve Ever Heard

When I started in youth ministry, I worked with a youth group that wasn’t used to discussion.  (Hard to believe now, as some of those very same ‘youth’ are among my closest friends–as adults!)  A bit frustrated, I called my dad, who is a youth ministry veteran and master teacher.  Here’s what he said:

Ask the questions that the youth want to ask but are afraid to ask.  And ask the questions that they should be asking, but don’t know it yet.

I’ve never forgotten that piece of advice!  Young people are full of questions, but quickly discover that others don’t want to hear those questions.  I’ve learned to figure out what those questions are, and ask them.  It completely changes your small group (or large group).

(This is part of series on Small Groups.  Click here to read Why Jesus Spoke His Most Important Truths in Small Groups.)

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