Much to the dismay of the good people who publish stuff I write, I shy away from plugging my own resources (at least in any significant way). Sometimes I try, but I’m pretty lousy at peddling my wares. But I’m so stinkin’ excited about This Book Gets Around that I have to point you to it!
If you want a fresh, fun, creative and out-of-the-box way to help the junior highers in your group get to know each other better…then I have what you are looking for!
This Book Gets Around is a super simple concept: It’s a short book full of fun interview questions, 10 questions per page, that gets passed around and around and around and around and around from person to person to person to person to person. Upon its eventual return, the owner of the book gets to discover who filled out the various pages and learn a little bit more about them.
Last weekend at The Simply Youth Ministry Conference, we gave 3,000 youth workers a special “youth worker edition” with fun questions written specifically for that crowd and people loved it! When I finally got my book back, I couldn’t wait to dig in and discover who had participated.
Here are three fantastic ways you can use This Book Gets Around in your Junior High Ministry:
- Purchase one for every student in a small group and have them pass their books around amongst their personal small groups. This is a more controlled way to use the book and a GREAT way to help small groups members learn more about each other.
- Give them to every student as the board the church bus or van for Summer camp! At camp, books will be getting past all over the place and it will be a fun addition to week.
- Purchase a whole bunch and freely give them to some of your students and ask them to pass their book out at school as a way to learn more about their classmates.