You don’t have to know everything to say something.
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
—1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)
Goal of Small Group
To help students understand that sharing their faith is simply about sharing their own personal experiences.
Think about This
Leaders, in this phase it’s important for students to understand that their faith journey is bigger than what happens inside of our church programs every week. That’s why in this series we’ll be talking about four habits for growing a personal faith (hear, talk, live, pray). This week we’re focusing on talking about God. When we talk about God with others, it helps both ourselves and others to know God better.
What is the last thing you did, watched or listened to that you couldn’t wait to tell other people about?
We get to know God better when we talk about Him. Why do you think that happens?
How has hearing others talk about their faith helped you in your own?
Why does the idea of talking about our faith make us nervous?
How can you share something without knowing everything about faith?
What are some ways you can talk about your faith with “gentleness” and “respect”?
What’s one way that you’ve seen God work through you or around you?
When it comes to telling your story, what’s the best way for you to practice it?
Leaders, encourage your students to ask one person (small group leader, aunt, grandparent, adult at church, etc.), “What’s one big thing you’ve experienced in your faith journey with God?”