A few years back our church hosted a high school “Girls Retreat.”  As part of the evening the girls were split into small groups to answer questions on various topics like service, prayer, outreach, the Bible, etc…

I thought I’d re-post these questions here since they might be really good for any small group discussion, not just girls.  I hope you find them helpful!

BIBLE READING

  • What is God teaching you from reading His Word right now?
  • What is your favorite book of the Bible? Why?
  • What is your favorite verse? Why?
  • How often do you read the Bible?
  • What is the most challenging thing for you about maintaining a consistent time of Bible study?

PRAYER

  • Do you have a consistent time each day you set aside for prayer? If so, when?
  • What do you find most frustrating about your prayer life right now?
  • How do you respond when it feels like your prayers aren’t being answered?
  • Give an example of a time when God answered one of your prayers in an unexpected way.
  • How do you feel about praying aloud in front of other people?
  • What kinds of things do you pray about?

SERVICE

  • Share one idea you have for a service project our youth group could do.
  • Tell about a service project you’ve been involved in that really impacted others.
  • What keeps you from serving others more?
  • What skills/abilities has God given you that you can use to serve Him?
  • What do you find most rewarding about serving others?
  • How do you feel if no one acknowledges or seems to appreciate your service?

OUTREACH/EVANGELISM

  • When is the last time you shared your faith with someone?
  • What is the hardest thing for you about sharing your faith?
  • Do you have friends that are non-believers? If not, where would be a good place to begin making non-Christian friends?
  • Tell about how someone sharing their faith with you led you to accept Christ.
  • Do you regularly pray for non-Christian friends?  What kinds of results have you seen?

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Tell about a relationship you have/had that significantly impacted your spiritual growth.
  • Do your closest friends help draw you closer to Christ or pull you from Him?
  • What characteristics are most important to you in a good friend?
  • How could you be a better friend?
  • Do you find it easier to relate to guys or girls? Why?
  • How could we make relationships stronger in our youth group?

AUTHENTICITY

  • Do you act the same way around various groups of people, or do you tend to change depending on who you’re around?
  • What is the most difficult part about just being yourself?
  • How can you tell when someone is being authentic?
  • What do you dislike about inauthentic people?
  • Name one thing you could change about yourself in order to be more authentic.
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