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Small Group Topics Of Conversation

 —  January 16, 2013 — 1 Comment


The best part of my ministry week is, by far, the 120 minutes or so I spend every Tuesday night with a group of 14 8th grade guys. And, the fact that my co-leader really does most of the hard work (like planning the lessons, communicating with parents, etc.) makes it even better!

Like most junior high small group gatherings, ours is ALWAYS a hodge-podge of unrelated conversations. Last night was no exception. Here, in no particular order and not confessing how much time was spent on each topic, is a partial list of what we talked about last night as we gathered together in our host home:

– English teacher attire: Specifically one who prefers fancy blouses with yoga pants, sandals and socks.
– The discussion of appendix removal (one of our guys had his removed last week) followed by a 5 minute appendectomy video on YouTube.
– Italian speed walkers using performance enhancing drugs.
– The parable of the unforgiving servant.
– The cute girl in math class and the temptation to “multiply”.
– Jelly Beans
– iPhone apps we’d like to see….of the hilariously absurd sort.
– John 3:16 and the reason people hold up that particular passage on signs at sporting events.
– Scripture memory tips.
– Whether or not dinosaurs would make good pets.
– And after we were finished…after we closed in prayer…we watched the appendectomy video again.

Kurt Johnston

Kurt Johnston


Kurt Johnston leads the student ministries team at Saddleback Church in Southern California. His ministry of choice, however, is junior high, where he spends approximately 83.4% of his time.

One response to Small Group Topics Of Conversation

  1. I hear your co-leader is pretty cute too!!!

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