10 Conversation starters for small group leaders

Have you ever sat down with your small group, and struggled to get the conversation to where you felt it needed to be? Now, it is fairly easy to discuss sports and other things. That is important, and do not undervalue that, because those type of conversations do build relationships that should lead into more spiritual conversations. I want to give you a few conversation starters that may help you in your small group:



  1. What stuck out to you in today’s lesson?
  2. How would you rate your quiet time on a scale of 1 to 10?
  3. How is your relationship with your parents? Please explain…
  4. What is your parent’s response to youth group and church? 
  5. What is the #1 struggle that you face?
  6. Do you enjoy coming to church and youth group? Ask why, no matter what the answer. 
  7. What is one thing that God is trying to teach you lately?
  8. Who are you influencing and are you influencing them in the right way?
  9. How is your relationship with your friends?
  10. What can you do to improve your relationship with Christ?
If you have any other thoughts about creating healthy conversations among students, please feel free to comment below…

Published by Josh Evans

Josh is the connections pastor of the Oakleaf campus of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Before that, Josh had been a mentor and pastor to students for 10 years. Josh is passionate about empowering church leaders to make a difference. Josh and his wife Abby have two children. You can connect further with Josh on this blog or send him a direct email at joshhevans@gmail.com.

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