I am putting together a book of devotions written by our students. It is something that I do from time to time and then I sell them to our church members to help raise money for camps and such. This does two things 1) it helps us make some money and 2) it lets the adults in on some of the spiritual development of their teenagers.
Of course the hardest thing to do is get the students to actually write something. So I have this plan this week for church to do something a little different. I am going to take the whole lesson time and let students fill out a questionnaire about God and their faith. Questions will include:
What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
What is your favorite name for God and why?
Tell about a time when you felt God in a real and powerful way. Explain the situation, how you felt, and what happened as a result.
If you were going to give teenagers advice about their life with God what would it be?
Complete this sentence with a paragraph of at least 3 sentences: God is…
Then I am going to take these answer and compile them into a devotion book. Some days will be just lists of answers (such as names of God) other days will take what the teenagers wrote and work it into a complete devotional for the day.
What I would like from you guys are other questions that you feel might produce some responses. So drop me a comment and let me know.