Todd Sanders is the Student Ministry Education specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Todd has a tremendous grasp and understanding of not just student culture today, but he also understands the dynamic of discipling students from within a small group or Sunday School strategy.
We want to encourage you to use these X-Factor videos to help equip your church’s Sunday School or small group leaders, so feel free to download them for later use.
Here is Todd on the importance of ministering to each student in your small group…
Some questions for discussion…
Are there students in your group that do not “fit”? What can you do to help these students feel that they belong in your small group?
What are your thoughts about creating a profile for each student in your group so that you can learn things like; their family background, their hobbies, musical instruments played, their salvation story, favorite past time, color of their room, etc.
How could knowing this information better help you minister to the students in your small group?
What is the difference between “knowing” a student and “connecting” with a student?
How can you better equip the students in your group? What are some responsibilities that you can give your students to help them assert some ownership of the group?