What kind of questions are you asking?

What kind of questions are you asking?
October 13, 2016 Kate Warnock
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Asking good questions is hard work.

Jesus modeled how to ask great questions. He asked a LOT of questions.

Very few of his questions were used to quiz listeners about facts.

“If the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?” – Matthew 5:13

“If you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you?” – Luke 6:33

The questions Jesus asked were open-ended, nonjudgmental, intellectually stimulating, and succinct.

“Why did you doubt?” – Matthew 14:3

Unfortunately, questions such as these are rarely asked at church. Well-intentioned teachers often ask fact-finding questions instead. This is done to create a basic familiarity with a story or as a form of assessment.

This kind of assessment has limited value.

Start asking good questions to help your learners develop a fuller understanding of God’s Word and own their faith.

 

These thoughts are brought to you by passionate “question-askers” at Group, creators of DIG INHands-On Bible Curriculum, and Faithweaver Now.

Kate fell in love with ministry as a camp counselor at Wapo and a Director of Youth Ministries in Edina, MN. As a marketing manager at Group, she enjoys learning how children's ministers thrive. Kate loves being behind a camera, snuggling with her family in Fort Collins, and asking a lot of questions beginning with "What If…?"

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