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We want to challenge people to think about the topic at hand, and to create a safe environment for people to share their thoughts—to help everyone feel valued about the input they've offered. Thankfully, there are some established practices and principles that can help us accomplish those goals.
One of the most important skills in small-group facilitation is not having all of the right answers, but asking the right questions.
Discussion Group meets in the Youth Room on the lower level most Wednesdays for Senior High Youth. If you’ve been to Discussion Group before, come bring your opinions, and let yourself be heard. Text Youth Group Leader Nick Bruning at 978-618-1629 with any questions.
For many small-group leaders, one of the more intimidating things we do is facilitating a group discussion.
Here are a few secrets to good question-asking: Trust is perhaps the most vital key to really making your small group a place where genuine community can be formed. First, make sure to cover the privacy and safety issue in your group guidelines, or covenant.
Group members need to be able to trust each other that the group is a safe place—a place where they can get real and know that they will not be judged, gossiped about, and so on. Put it on paper that "what is said here and happens here, stays here." Feel free to review these same group guidelines every single time a new person shows up to group.
It's also important to spend some time in prayer before each group meeting.
We don't even have to get through all of the material in each meeting!
When we're facilitating in our small group, our main goal is to create discussion.
The Amanda Forum was formed in the summer of 2013 in response to the death of a local teen, Amanda Bach, who lost her life to teen dating violence.
A component of The Caring Place and funded by the Porter County Women's Impact Fund grant, the Amanda Forum consists of an adult task force of professionals across Porter County, Indiana, and a youth task force of high school students from throughout Porter County.
Ask that God would lead the discussion where he wants it to go.