Download PDF Version



Ground Rules for Bible Study:


1)  Personal things said in this room stay in this room.  Confidentiality is vital to a

healthy discussion.  The only time it should be broken is when a group

member reveals plans to harm himself or another person.


2)  No put-downs.  Sarcasm and unkind remarks have no place in a discussion.  If

someone disagrees with another’s comment, they should raise their hand and

express their opinion of the comment, but not of the person who made it.  It is

permissible to attack ideas, but not each other.


3)  There is no such thing as a dumb question.  Asking questions is the best way to



4)  No one is forced to talk.  Anyone can remain silent about any question.


Create a Great Discussion with Open-Ended Questions


There are really only two kinds of discussion questions, good discussion questions and bad discussion questions.  Good discussion questions invite people to talk, motivate them to contribute, encourage participation, stimulate new questions, and affirm the significance of each person’s opinion.  Bad discussion questions discourage participation, affirm that only the leader’s opinion matters, threaten timid contributors, and motivate the group to keep quiet.


Good questions focus on a person’s opinion (what would you tell a friend who asked you if she should get an abortion?) or his experience (has anyone ever known someone who tried to commit suicide?) or a person’s faith (when you are depressed, does your faith in God make any difference?).  Bad questions assume there is one right answer or don’t require any answers at all.


The following are examples of bad questions, questions that stifle discussions:




Who should our example be, the Apostle Paul or Charles Manson?


Some people who call themselves Christians say they believe that abortion is okay, but what does the Bible say?

TitleDate Added
bnm_43 2017-05-09 20:56:25
doczxcvbnm_125 2017-05-09 20:56:25
doczxcvbnm_122 2017-05-09 20:56:25
bnm_28 2017-05-09 20:56:25
doczxcvbnm_25 2017-05-09 20:56:25
TitleDate Added
Bouncy Ball Blitz 2012-11-06 22:06:02
Chain Reaction 2012-02-26 14:28:00
Giant 75 foot Water Slide 2012-01-22 21:28:24
Peanut Butter Face 2012-01-15 23:44:28
Messy Twister 2012-01-15 23:43:37

I have had many youth pastors over the years ask me for my own personal recommendations on products. In recent years, this request has increased. So, I thought it might be beneficial to many to share on the site my personal favorites in different categories from Simply Youth Ministry.

CLICK HERE to check out my personal picks in 7 categories

Gold Membership

What is Gold Membership?

Become a Gold Member:

P2Y Gold Membership Options
Your Pastor2youth Username

P2Y On Facebook

Don't miss out on any of the special updates for

Make sure to "LIKE" our Facebook page at: 

There will be special give-aways, announcements, and more on that page... so don't miss out!

Support P2Y

If you would like to help support Pastor2youth, please donate here. All donations will be used solely to improve and promote

In The Trenches

Click Here to Access the Archive of the "In The Trenches" Interviews