Watch the video above and talk about it with a group or mentor. Learn more

Starting and running a mentoring group with students younger than you is easier than you think.

Key Steps:

  1. Get trained. Find a co-leader for your group and go through our Training 101 series.
  2. Invite a few students to your group. Groups with co-leaders can have 4-12 group members.
  3. Schedule your meetings. Hold your group every week or twice a month.
  4. Make it fun.┬áPlan activities for your group so they’ll want to come back.
  5. FLEX. Find a topic from, learn about it through the video, and explore it together in conversation.

See Also: Student Ministry

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Has anyone ever mentored you before? Explain what it was like.
  3. What is your youth group like right now? What do you do well? What do you do poorly?
  4. Start making a list of students who might be interested in joining your group. What activities would be fun for them? Which topics would they be interested in discussing? When do you think everyone could meet, and how often?
  5. Describe the FLEX method. How can this method take pressure off of you as a mentor?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Student Ministry 101 series.