July 31, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Getting Ready to Lead Youth Bible Study

For the past several Mondays I have addressed issues in leading small groups in youth ministry. We have talked about youth needs and building relationships with youth. That is all well and good, necessary parts of being a small group … Continue reading

July 24, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Supporting Youth Camp and Mission Trips

I loved going to youth camp as a teen. Youth mission trips were not in vogue but a few groups were doing youth choir tours. I learned so much and now know how much I grew through those experiences. But, … Continue reading

July 17, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Youth Small Group Leaders Belong on the Team

Sometimes you might feel as if you are a Lone Ranger as you lead your small group for youth. But the truth is, as a small group leader of teens, you are part of a far bigger team. You are … Continue reading

July 10, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Accept Teens as They Are

Over recent Mondays, we have focused this blog on some of the unique characteristics of leading small groups for teens or students. I am not sure what your terminology is for teenagers. You might call them teens, teenagers, students, youth, … Continue reading

July 3, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Help Teens Influence Their World

Last Monday we considered the various areas in a teen’s life. As a small group leader for teens, I need to understand their world as much as possible. You can read that article here. But, this is not the place … Continue reading

June 26, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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No Teen Is an Island

The first few lines of John Donne’s famous poem, No Man Is an Island, reads as No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. I think the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Question Techniques for Student Bible Study

We have been using the Monday posts to think about today’s teens, Generation Z. While many teaching methods are appropriate for teens in small group Bible study, asking good questions may be the most helpful method you can use in … Continue reading

June 12, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Using Questions with Teens in Bible Study

Different teaching methods have different purposes. Discussion helps all members of a small group express themselves. Lecture aids the leader in sharing lots of necessary information in a short length of time. Art methods help students be creative. A wise … Continue reading

June 5, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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Connecting with Teens

Last week we discussed some ways to connect with teens in our small groups. You can find that blog post here. I have been thinking about several more ideas I want to share with you. Let’s talk about accountability first. … Continue reading

May 25, 2017
by Walter Norvell
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15 Ideas to Help Students Apply Bible Study to Their Lives

I think the greatest weakness we face in our Bible studies at church is helping learners apply what they learn to their lives. We do not intentionally avoid application. We just don’t focus enough on it. We only get a … Continue reading