|"Let’s Talk Church, Part II: An Intergenerational (or not) Experience" by Carol Duerksen|
YOUTH GROUP LESSON 26
|MATERIALS AND ADVANCE PREPARATION:
1 This event could be either intergenerational or just with your youthdepending on what you want to do with it.
2 Print the following questions on large pieces of newsprint, one question per sheet, and post the sheets around the room prior to the event. Provide several markers next to each sheet. Note: if you will have more than 16 people, make several sets of questions so that each question will only have two people writing on it at a time.
• What do you least like about church? What was your worst experience?
• What do you like best? What was your best experience?
• Who are the people in church who really listen to youwho take you seriously?
• How is your commitment to follow Christ tied to what we do on Sunday morningor is it?
• What have you learned in church that you really own as your own beliefs?
• Can you be honest about your faithor lack thereofin church?
• What have you learned or been told in church that you really question?
• Describe what church should be. If you were to start a new church from scratch, what would be the most important parts?
3 Plan to serve food items that are “traditional” to your congregation, if you have such food.
1 Begin with the snacks. If the items are “traditional,” ask participants what they know about the tradition behind the food.
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