youth worker, youth ministry, sunday school

Sunday School Answers

By Doug Franklin June 29, 2011

When teaching students and asking them questions about a Bible lesson, have you ever noticed how they search for the answer that they think your looking for? To deal with this, ask students, the “why” behind their responses.  Even when talking about themselves, students feel the pressure to have a “right” answer.  So when you ask a student what they’re passionate about, they may think that what they are passionate about isn’t worthy, or holy, or “right” enough, and try and steer their responses in a different direction. When we follow up with the “why” questions we will get to the heart of the matter or expose the Sunday School answer. The purpose of the “why” will allow you to teach the lesson at a deeper level and hopefully encourage students to really think about the lesson instead of just trying to make you happy.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More