What constitutes a good question?

Jen Bradbury
Dec 10 · 5 min read

Small groups are only as good as the questions asked in them. If that's the case, then what exactly constitutes a good question?

Good questions...

1. Are open-ended. They cannot be answered with yes or no. This is important because when given the opportunity to answer a question with yes or no, a junior high student will always take it. That, in turn, stifles a conversation before it even begins.

2. Ask Why? So often, teens who have been raised in the church can repeat the “right” answer, or at the very least, the answer leaders want to hear. Unfortunately, teens don't always believe what they're saying. Asking Why? pushes teens to actually think about what they're saying and decide for themselves whether or not they believe it, something that's an important step in taking ownership of their faith.

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