If you’ve been a leader of a ministry in any capacity for more than seven seconds, you know how frustrating, awful, and terrifying a silent small group discussion can be. After all, if there is no talking, it’s not really a discussion, is it? Sharing with and hearing from others creates intimacy, so effective ministry leaders need to navigate out of stiff group atmospheres. Here are some ideas I found helpful in my small groups
These are the scraps. The trimmings. The outtakes. They are delicious, Uncategorizable, and intentionally miscellaneous. Enjoy.
Every night the 20-somethings had giggle time during which we ate far too much candy and decompressed after the emotional day. This outtake happened after the first full day. Note my sunburn. Continue reading