Small Group Qs: 600 Eye-Opening Questions for Deepening Community and Exploring Scripture [NOOK Book]

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Just what small group leaders need to get their youth started in a meaningful discussion.

This flexible and adaptable resource for youth workers contains 600 questions including 50 complete Bible studies specifically designed to help groups get acquainted, get deep, get spiritual, get into topics, and get...
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Overview

Just what small group leaders need to get their youth started in a meaningful discussion.

This flexible and adaptable resource for youth workers contains 600 questions including 50 complete Bible studies specifically designed to help groups get acquainted, get deep, get spiritual, get into topics, and get into the Word. Leader’s hints, exercise options, and fun, helpful tips are included.

Features include:
* 600 ready-to-go small group questions for equipping small group leaders
* Perfect for youth workers, camp counselors, Sunday school teachers, student leaders, or volunteers
* Leader’s hints, exercise options, fun and helpful tips
* Flexible and adaptable--ideal for both junior high and high school groups
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310855033
  • Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

With 15 years of youth ministry experience, Laurie Polich serves as pastor of small groups and discipleship at Ocean Hills Covenant Church, in Santa Barbara. She¹s the author of several books including Help! I'm a Small-Group Leader training curriculum and book, Studies on the Go: John, and Small Group Qs, and she speaks frequently to students and youth workers across the country.
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Small Group Qs

600 Eye-Opening Questions for Deepening Community and Exploring Scripture
By Lauire Polich

Zondervan

Copyright © 2002 Zondervan
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-310-24023-9


Chapter One

Getting Acquainted, Getting Deeper, Getting Spiritual

150 Questions

GETTING ACQUAINTED 50 GET-TO-KNOW-YOU QUESTIONS FOR NEW OR SHORT-TERM SMALL GROUPS

Q 1

If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?

Q 2

If you could spend the afternoon with someone famous, who would you spend it with?

Q 3

If you could choose between being able to breathe underwater, becoming invisible, or being able to fly, which ability would you choose?

Q 4

If you could visit any place-real or imaginary-where would you go?

Q 5

If you could meet any character in any book, whom would you meet?

Q 6

If you could live in the past or in the future, which time period would you choose?

Q 7

If you could relive a time in your life, what time would it be?

Q 8

If you met a genie that could grant you three wishes, what would you wish for?

Q 9

If you could invent anything, what would you invent?

Q 10

If you could be any age, how old would you be and why?

Q 11

If you could know when you were to die, would you want to know?

Q 12

If you could choose how you were to die, what way would you choose?

Q 13

If you could only do one thing for the rest of your life, what would you do?

Q 14

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you eat?

Q 15

If you could be a character in any movie, who would you be?

Q 16

If your parents let you choose a destination for a family vacation, where would you go?

Q 17

If you could eat at only one restaurant for the rest of your life, what restaurant would you choose?

Q 18

If you were able to play any musical instrument with little or no practice, what instrument would you want to play?

Q 19

If you could join any band right now, what band would you join? Would you be the singer or play an instrument? What instrument?

Q 20

If you could be any cartoon character, which character would you be?

Q 21

If you could give up one chore for the rest of your life, which chore would you give up?

Q 22

If you had to watch one movie over and over again for 24 hours straight, what movie would you watch?

Q 23

If you could set your own schedule, what time would you get up in the morning and what time would you go to sleep?

Q 24

If you could cut one class from your schedule, what class would you cut?

Q 25

If you had to teach one subject in school, what subject would you teach?

Q 26

If you could be a professional athlete, what sport would you play?

Q 27

If you could meet a sports star, which one would you want to meet?

Q 28

If you had to change your nationality, what nationality would you become?

Q 29

If someone gave you enough money to open a store, what kind of store would you open?

Q 30

If you could redecorate your room with any theme or design, what would your room look like?

Q 31

If you could be an animal for a day, what animal would you be?

Q 32

What physical handicap would be hardest for you to deal with and why?

Q 33

If you could have lived at any time in history, when would you have lived?

Q 34

What time of year is your favorite and why?

Q 35

What time of day is your favorite and why?

Q 36

If you could have a day to do whatever you want, how would you spend your day?

Q 37

If you could have any talent, what talent would you choose?

Q 38

If you had a choice between traveling by plane, boat, train, or car, which would you choose and why?

Q 39

If you had to live in another country for a year, in what country would you live?

Q 40

If you could read someone's mind, whose mind would you like to read?

Q 41

If you could be in the Guinness Book of World Records, what record would you like to hold?

Q 42

If you could win the Gold medal in any Olympic event, what event would you choose?

Q 43

If you had to choose between dying in a fire or a blizzard, which would you choose?

Q 44

Would you rather be on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, or People? Why?

Q 45

What is the strangest food you've ever eaten?

Q 46

If you had to be allergic to something, what would you choose?

Q 47

If you could only visit one Web site for the rest of your life, what site would you visit?

Q 48

What are your favorite clothes to wear?

Q 49

If you could choose between spending the day at the beach or in the mountains, where would you spend your day?

Q 50

If your house caught fire and you could choose only one thing to save (besides your family members), what would you save?

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Small Group Qs by Lauire Polich Copyright © 2002 by Zondervan. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

This Is a Dangerous Book!...8
Getting Acquainted, Getting Deeper, Getting Spiritual
150 Questions....11
Getting Acquainted
50 Get-to-Know You Questions for New or Short-Term Small Groups...12
Getting Deeper
50 Questions That Inspire Intimacy---
and Take Your Group to the Next Level...20
Getting Spiritual
50 Questions That Get into the Subject of God...28
Getting into Topics
150 Questions (25 per topic)...37
Self-Image...38
Friendship...42
Family Relationships...46
Love, Sex, and Dating...50
Missions and Service...54
Tough Topics...58
Getting into the Word
30 Ready-to-Go Bible studies
(10 questions per study) with Topical Focuses...63
4 Friends Carrying Your Friends to Jesus (Mark 2)...64
John the Baptist He Must Increase (Matthew 3)...66
Mary and Martha Getting Your Priorities Straight (Luke 10)...68
Mary Saying Yes to God (Luke 1)...70
Saul to Paul Changed by Christ (Acts 9)...72
Peter Walking by Faith (Matthew 14)...74
Philip Sharing the Faith (Acts 8:26-40)...76
The Woman at the Well Facing the Truth (John 4)...78
Stephen Courage in Adversity (Acts 6, 7)...80
The Hemorraging Woman Desperately Seeking Healing (Mark 5)...82
The Rich Young Ruler Letting Go (Mark 10)...84
The Widow’s Mite Giving All You Have (Mark 12)...86
The Woman Caught in Adultery The Power of Grace (John 8)...88
Thomas Confronting Your Doubts (John 20)...90
Zacchaeus Responding to God’s Love (Luke 19)...92
Aaron Buckling Under Pressure (Exodus 32)...94
Adam and Eve Truth or Consequences (Genesis 2, 3)...96
Esther Courage to Stand (Esther 2-4)...98
Gideon The Battle Is the Lord’s (Judges 6, 7)...100
Hannah The Power of Prayer (1 Samuel 1, 2)...102
Job and His Wife The Test of Adversity (Job 1-2)...104
Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife Tackling Temptation (Genesis 39)...106
Moses Called to Trust (Exodus 3)...108
Nehemiah Heart for God (Nehemiah 1, 2)...110
Noah Fool for God (Genesis 6-9)...112
Ruth and Naomi Keeping Commitments (Ruth 1)...114
Samson and Delilah Love Gone Bad (Judges 16)...116
Samuel and David Inside Choice (1 Samuel 16)...118
Solomon The Emptiness of Things (Ecclesiastes)...120
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Allegiance to God (Daniel 3)...122
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First Chapter

??? If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?
50 Get-to-Know-You
Questions for New or
Short-Term Small Groups
Q 1
If you could spend the afternoon with someone famous,
who would you spend it with?
Q 2
If you could choose between being able to breathe underwater, becoming invisible, or being able to fly,
which ability would you choose?
Q 3
If you could visit any place---real or imaginary---where would you go?
Q 4
If you could meet any character in any book, whom would you meet?
Q 5
If you could live in the past or in the future, which time period would you choose?
Q 6
If you could relive a time in your life, what time would it be?
Q 7
If you met a genie that could grant you three wishes, what would you wish for?
Q 8
If you could invent anything, what would you invent?
Q 9
If you could be any age, how old would you be and why?
If you could know when you were to die, would you want to know?
If you could choose how you were to die, what way would you choose?
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