Parent Notes

Hey thanks for clicking on the parents notes! It is my goal as a youth pastor to partner with parents in helping disciple their student. One of the resources that we wanted to make available to you is Parent Notes. What are parent notes you ask? Parent notes are questions from each message that will help you spark convo with your student. Go thru and choose 3 questions each week that you can ask your student about the message on Wednesday in a casual convo. Why only 3 questions??? Because students have an attention span of a gold fish which is about 3 seconds. If you have ever tried asking your student about youth group its probably gone something like so how was youth group? Their response it was good. Our goal is to put questions in your hand each week to ask your student in casual conversation so it’s not “awkward” I hope you find this resource valuable! – Nate

May 3rd, 2017

  • Can you think of another misconception that we tend to think this is something god says? Can you think of a bible verse disproves that?   If you had more faith god would answer(if you prayed harder/more) if you ask jesus to come into your heart, god made me this way, everything happens for a reason, all paths lead to same destination,
  • Is it your fault if people don’t hear the gospel?
  • Do you ever feel guilty when it comes to sharing your faith?
  • What is the biggest hindrance when it comes to sharing your faith? Not knowing what to say? What will they think about me? Just don’t think about it???
  • Do you feel a sense of urgency when it comes to sharing the gospel?
  • Share of a time where you shared your faith?
  • How do you share the gospel? What are some key ingredients? God created us to be with him, our sins separates us from him, sins cannot be removed by good deeds, paying the price jesus died for our sins, everyone who trusts in him has eternal life, life with jesus starts now..and lasts forever.
  • How often do you pray for the lost?
  • Will you commit to pray for the last everyday this week?
  • Will you commit to look for opportunities to share the gospel?
  • Share your win for the week?
  • Do you have something we can be praying for?

April 26th, 2017

  • Share a story of a time when you were caught doing something you shouldn’t have been doing?
  • How would you feel if you were the women and the pharisees drug you into the temple and exposed your sin???
  • Why do people like to look down on others?
  • How do you normally respond when your caught doing something you shouldn’t? Defensive, broken, embarrassed, guilty?
  • Why do you think jesus was writing in the sand?
  • What did jesus mean by the sinless one among you throw the first stone?
  • Do you focus more on following the rules or the relationship?
  • What can come of just focusing on the rules?
  • How would you have felt if you were the woman?  
  • How do you respond when you hear that people mess up?
  • When people heard the word Christian what do you think they think first? Jesus or follow the rules?
  • Why is it that Christians are known more for rules than Christ?
  • How do you respond when you blow it?
  • Which is more difficult to forgive others or forgive yourself?
  • The pharisees didnt want to hang around anyone who didnt bad things: do you know any “bad” people?
  • How are you suppose to make an impact in someone’s life?

April 5th, 2017

  • Share a time where someone once gave you some bad advice?
  • How well would you say you handle pressure?
  • What is consuming most your energy right now?
  • When you’re overwhelmed, how do you handle it?
    ex.) you’re most likely to: double your efforts, eat something tasty, ask for help, go somewhere peaceful, or do something fun
  • Why would God allow us to carry more than we can handle?
  • Have you ever experienced the presences of God when you had more than you can handle?
  • What is something that maybe you think God is asking you to let him carry?
  • What habits can you create in order to make God’s presence that first place you go when you feel overwhelmed?

November 9th, 2016

  • If you could be any superhero who would you be?
  • What makes a superhero a hero?  
  • Why is our culture so obsessed with outward appearance?
  • If you were Samuel how would you have felt after getting rejected 7 times?
  • Is there something in your life where you felt like god directed you that way and only to not go as planned?
  • Why did God choose David to be next king over Israel?
  • How would you have felt if you were David and you didn’t get invited to the party aka the anointing of the next king????
  • Why would it be important to be faithful with the everyday things?
  • What are some mundane things that make someone and everyday superhero?
  • The bible says that man looks at the outward appearance but god looks at the heart.
    • Why is it that we as humans look at the outwards appearance more than the heart?
    • How does a person care for their heart?
  • Who would you say is someone in your life who is an everyday superhero?
  • Will you show them you appreciate them this week?

Oct 27, 2016


  • Share a story of a time when you were really scared as a kid…..
  • In the book Monster at the End of This Book, what were some of Grovers tactics for dealing with fear?
  • What tactics do you typically use for dealing with fear?
  • Is fear a positive, negative, or neutral emotion? Why
  • What causes fear?
  • How do we combat fear?
  • Like the Israelites moving into new territory how do you deal with transitions?
  • If you were Joshua and God asked you to walk into river at flood season what would be your response?
  • What are something that you fear? friend of being lonely, fear of the future? 
  • Will you commit to memorize 1 John 4:8 this wk?