Checking in…

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The third week of Youth, I felt it was necessary (actually, it was the leading of the Holy Spirit) to check in with the students and see how the first 2 weeks had impacted them (Week 1 and Week 2). Before we did the “checking in” piece, we played a game together!

Clothespin Game

Each student got 5 clothespins that they pinned to their back. We placed them in a defined area of the gym. The goal of the game was to get as many clothespins off of other’s back as they could. When they grabbed a clothespin off of someone’s back, it was clipped to the front of their shirts. Those were how many points you had and no one was allowed to grab clothespins off the front of anyone. The one with the most clothespins at the end of the game, won. If you ran out of clothespins you were out of the game. The fun part was the most aggressive person who went after the most clothespins even though they might have gone out earlier than the last people could still win.

It was lots of fun!

Checking in…

We spent the teaching time checking in with the students on what they’ve been thinking in light of the last two week of youth:

  1. What are you thinking about discipleship in light of the last two weeks? What has struck you? What has God been teaching you these last two weeks?
  2. What scares you?
  3. What gives you hope?

Here are some of the responses:

What are you thinking about discipleship in light of the last two weeks? What has struck you? What has God been teaching you these last two weeks?

  • I thought I knew what it meant to be a disciple, but I didn’t
  • Being a disciple of Jesus is way deeper than I thought
  • It takes a lot of effort to be a disciple
  • You have to have a willingness to follow through
  • It takes a lot of time and devotion to be a disciple

What scares you?

  • The amount of time it takes to be a disciple
  • I won’t get there
  • I won’t be good enough to be a disicple
  • Being a disciple is really time intensive
  • What if God rejects me as a disciple?
  • Is there a balance between discipleship (lots of effort) and grace?

What gives you hope?

  • Jesus died to save my life… that’s amazing!
  • There is repentance and forgiveness along the way of discipleship
  • That being a disciple is not based on my merit, but based on grace
  • That we can be a community together doing discipleship… I’m not on my own

The students then spent a significant amount of time in small groups and discussed the question: Who is your rabbi? From what I heard afterwards, the small group time was incredibly powerful. Go Holy Spirit!!

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