God looks at the inside not the outside. If you were to use this video as a conversation starter, what additional questions might you use?
Check out this video discussion starter and then I’ll share some possible ways to use this video:
How I could use this video
- Show it at a youth group meeting.
- Show it at a youth leaders training meeting.
- Use it as a spring board to discuss “Game Face vs. the True You.”
One of my favorite youth retreat times when I was in high school was a Saturday night conversation in the dark. We called it “Late Night Rap.”
The only light was fireplace or candles. The youth were allowed only at late night rap, or in their own bed. No wandering around.
The conversation had two rules:
- What is said here, stays here.
- You can take it as deep as you want, or keep it as shallow as you want.
We’d sit in the dark, laying on the floor, staring at the ceiling or gazing at the fire in the fireplace. The setting contributed to the sacredness of the moment.
We had deep discussions. Profound and life changing discussions. Sometimes the conversations never went deep, but other times, kids brought forth their pain and received comfort from their peers, and biblical advice from youth leaders and friends.
When I was a youth pastor, I carried forth this event during our retreats two times year. A video like this would make a great launching point for a very deep conversation among senior high teens.
What kind of discussion points?
- Where do you struggle with acceptance?
- How do you strive to keep up appearances?
- What imperfections do you wish you could hide or change?
- If you could be or do differently, what would that look like?
- If there was one imperfection you wish God would wipe away, what would it be?
As a leader, it’d be your job to keep the conversational boundaries and to bring biblical truth to light in the midst of the conversation. This video would set up that invitation.
What other discussion points would you add?
If you were to use this video as a discussion starter, what additional questions might you use?
I invite you to add your question in the comments. Don’t be afraid to be first.