The book Good Questions Have Small Groups Talking by Josh Hunt takes you through all phases of a group session from small talk to challenging questions that inspire change in doing, being, and living. Here you’ll get ideas for questions to ask in your next small group session.
Tools to Get People Talking
Tap these resources to connect with people in your small group and the community and get them talking about things that matter. Discover ways to promote listening, inspiration, and encouragement among group and community members.
There are certain phrases and stances that make people reluctant or even scared to keep talking. Learn what you should never say if you want people to share their thoughts, experiences, fears, and hopes.
But there are certain statements that shut down conversation. I’ve known that terse responses and pat answers weren’t conducive to getting people talking and continuing to share their stories. But until recently, I didn’t understand why this happened or how to recognize phrases and stances that ended discussions abruptly.
Learn common phrases that shut people down so you can avoid them and keep people talking.
Here are simple ways to get people talking about things that matter during small group sessions and Bible study.
Shame is embedded in everyday talk, making us feel uncomfortable without knowing why. Here’s how to recognize and deal with shame for better conversations.
Great conversation can help build community among group members. Here are ways to encourage and facilitate authentic group discussions.