Normally on Wednesday nights we have students in homes for small groups but this week we decided to make a change. We met at a neutral location, put together a VERY simple fun night that was a combination between Minute to Win It games & Family Feud.
Throughout the night while students were together there was laughter, tons of conversations & a great amount of bonding. We even had a few students come who don't normally go to small groups. I walked away knowing that it was worth it to restructuring the week for our student community.
It led me to think about a few key comments to remind myself, our volunteers & student leaders.
--Let's be ok doing something different & not expecting perfection
--Bonding moments are needed but they need to be varied. A few weeks ago we did a reflecting workshop night & tonight we did a fun interactive night. Both were out of the normal & both have high rewards.
--Don't ever let the "I'm too cool for this" vibe students give off dictate decisions. Be the leader while you engage, encourage & equip students to enjoy life in community following Jesus
--Laugh with them & enjoy the moments they enjoy. Relationships are deepened & trust is built when students see us enjoying life with them.
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