the question question

I’m in an 8-week class at my church, and last night I had the chance to ask one of the directors a question that had arisen while I was doing my “homework.” It hadn’t been discussed in the lesson, but I got to thinking about it.

I realized just how much I appreciated being able to ask that question. And I realized it meant I was working my own way through the material – not simply letting them feed me without doing extra processing myself.

So…

How regularly do you see students process what they’re being taught in your college ministry? How often do they ask questions, mull things over, try to figure out how to apply principles to specific life scenarios? Do they sit and take what you give them, without much interrogation? Or are they listening and following up?

Whatever your answer is to that question, what do you think it means about how (and how much) they’re learning?

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