How many friends do you have? Before you answer, let’s clarify. Whereas you may be tempted to check Facebook to see exactly how many “friends” are on your page, this isn’t necessarily an indication of how many true friends are in your life. A better way to ask the question may be, how many close, personal friendships do you have? In this session, we’ll have a front-row view of a relationship between friends who are powerfully devoted to one another. As we observe their relationship, we have a great opportunity to learn how to build meaningful friendships that last.
1 Samuel 18:1-4; 19:4-7; 20:10-13
In today’s world, most of us are continually surrounded by others. But proximity doesn’t necessarily mean connection. It’s possible to spend time with others without being “with” them in a meaningful way. For instance, sharing meals is a great way to foster strong relational connections with family and friends. Sadly, how many times do we see families in restaurants and each member is devoting their attention to their phones instead of each other. Similarly, being where God is doesn’t equate to focusing one’s attentions and affections on Him.
- Leading students well means establishing a healthy connection. But your connection with God is even more important. As you prepare to lead and love students, put yourself in the position to be not only around God, but truly “with” Him.
Share the One Conversation with parents to prepare them for further family discussions.