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20 Things We Should Say More Often

 —  December 4, 2013 — 6 Comments

Looking for an “easy” lesson the week after Thanksgiving?  This one is for you!

Should we really only say, “Thank You,” once a year?  Here is an easy video that is funny and gets students thinking about those “things we should say.”   It also could be used as a “pick me up,” for your team.


Students you are going to watch a video on the “20 Things We Should Say More Often.”


Students pen and paper to write down the top 3 things they agree we should be saying.

Show the Video:

After the laughing has subsided :) Ask these questions:

  • What were your top three statements you thought about?
  • Why?
  • Why do you think we need to say that more often?

Then Say:

Psalm 19:14 tells us, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”


  • How could this verse have to do with this video?
  • Why do we care if our words and thoughts please God?
  • Why does what we say matter to God?

Go around the room or your small groups and have each student share.

Then have students come up with a “Top 10 List” of their own.

  • What are the “Top 10 Things” they personally need to say more often?


  • Pick 1 thing you will work to say more often THIS WEEK.

Follow up the following week by asking them how it went and if it changed anything at all!



Leneita Fix

Leneita Fix


Leneita Fix is the Director of Ministry Development for Aslan Youth Ministries, a family focused urban ministry serving Monmouth County New Jersey and Haiti. She has been working in some form of youth and family ministry for almost 22 years. In addition she has launched the coaching and resource organization, Front Line Urban Resources with Jeffrey Wallace serving those who work with families living in survival mode. The early years were spent in camp ministry, suburban and rural youth groups. With the Lord’s moving the last 17 of those years have been spent ministering in three different urban areas to primarily unchurched families (New Jersey, Virginia, Florida back to New Jersey). Her responsibilities have included Bible based program direction for children ages 5-18, curriculum writing, staff training and recruiting, discipleship, resource creation and speaking to national audiences. Her passion is to raise up workers in practical, relationship-driven methods while remaining in the trenches with the youth and families she loves. Her goal is to help others understand every student living in a survival mindset can and will be transformed in Christ. One of her greatest joys is serving in ministry as a family with her husband three wonderful children, and her niece. Simply she resides among her friends in the city just living life as a family that loves being there. You can contact her at leneitafix@aslanyouth.org.

6 responses to 20 Things We Should Say More Often

  1. link to video? Watched your talk on FB. Great!

  2. Am I missing the video? I don’t see it – maybe it’s my browser?

  3. Couldn’t find the video either!

  4. Amber Cassady

    Not sure how that happened but the video should be back in there now! Thanks for letting us know everyone!

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