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Group Questions

Don't Waste Your Marbles - April 29


936. That’s the number of weeks that families and the local church have to influence the next generation. 936 weeks to model faith and lead well. 936 weeks to fight for their purity. 936 weeks to make generational faith personal faith.

Whether you are a parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent, friend, teacher, volunteer, or just a member of a small group, we all have a chance to influence kids and students. We have 936 weeks. Let’s make them count!


  1. It’s the church and the family’s responsibility to raise up the next generation, to model faith, be intentional, and set them up to win. What are some things you currently do, or could do to help make the most of a child’s 936 weeks?
  2. We often devote large amounts of time to small things that have little or no value. Those large amounts of time over time rob days, months, and even years from the most important things. What are some of the small, insignificant, things that you have given too much time to? How could you change that?
  3. Many of our stories of faith began when an adult other than our parents showed interest, built a relationship, and leveraged their influence in a positive direction in our lives. Who are some of those people who have impacted you? What did they do?
  4. One of the best ways to influence those around us, regardless of their stage of life, is to seek first the Kingdom of God. How does a person seek first the kingdom and the righteousness of God? How do you prioritize God in your life now, and how can you do it better?
  5. What are the God-competitors and the God-substitutes in your life right now?


It takes a community to raise a child with personal faith.

If you have a child take some time to create a plan for how you can make the most of the weeks you have left. Check out the parent cue app for more information about how you can leverage your influence for good. Check it out here:

If you don’t have children, you have a unique opportunity to step in and be one of the greatest forces for good in a child’s life, a mentor. We call them group leaders and we have them for every stage of life. So whether you want to hold a baby and be one of the first people that teach them about a God who loves them no matter what, or an overly-caffeinated UpFront group leader pouring into the lives of teenagers, there is a place for you to help the church partner with families and write a better story. You can sign up to help at