As summer is winding down our student ministry has been gearing up for an incredible year. For us, this largely means new small groups!! Our assignments came out last week and I was super excited to find out that I am teaching freshman girls. Not to mention– I have a rock star co-leader (HEY Natalie!).
Even though I’ve done this for years, I’ll be honest and admit that starting a new small group always makes me a little nervous. Each group is so different and I have no idea what personalities are going to walk in the door. I, however, want to do everything I can to establish a small group culture that values discussion.
So what do you do if your new small group just stares at you when you ask a question? Here are a few ideas to help your girls wake up (if you’re fighting the 8am sleepiness) and get ready to engage with the material!