Random Discussions

The other youth leader was suppose to do the discussion for the night and she bailed out at the last minute because something came up. So there I was with about 12-15 youth without anything planned. After a couple games I had them sit in a circle and I passed out a piece of paper and pen. I told them to write down any type of discussion or question that they had on their mind. I collected the pieces of paper and discussed each topic/question that was given. Some people had hard hitting questions ranging from sex, friends, believing in God, abuse in the home, anger problems, to self-esteem. It was great that this gave an opportunity for everyone to give their own input and suggest a solution about the topic at the moment. It also helped to the youth to know that others were going through similar issues.