I liked Dennis’ post this morning about good questions to ask students on a mission trip. We’re on a great trip right now, and would love it if these ministry-building questions were in our conversation!
We’re on a mission trip this week. This is the prime recruiting ground to move students toward a next step. To get those conversations started, I’ll ask students these questions:
1. Who is your small group leader? Many times the answer is, “I’m not in a small group.” by the end of the trip, my goal is to introduce them to students from their school who are in a small group the student can attend.
2. Which weekend service do you attend? If the answer is, “I don’t attend one,” I take the same action as #1 above, but it doesn’t matter as much if the students go to their school.
If the students says he’d go, but doesn’t have a ride, I immediately connect him with somebody near his who will give him a ride. At the end of the trip I remind them to connect about carpooling to church. This is also a great relationship-building strategy.