Writing a topic for one of our pursueGOD websites? Be sure to use the 3 C's to make it a great conversation starter.

Talking Points:

  • A topic on our site has five elements: title, excerpt, talking points, scripture, and discussion questions.
  • Be clear – make sure it connects, from top to bottom. This will take some practice at first, but it’s a skill you can learn. 
  • Be concise – remember that you’re just providing a framework for a conversation. Give them the track to run on, and be done. Ephesians 4:12
  • Be compelling – ask yourself why someone would want to talk about this. Leave them with plenty of nuggets to make their conversation great.

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Talk About It
  1. What jumped out at you on this topic?
  2. Give an example of a book or movie whose plot was unclear and poorly thought out. Have you experienced that with one of our topics online? Explain.
  3. What happens to the conversation when there are too many talking points? In your opinion, how many should there be, and how many sentences are enough for each point?
  4. What makes a topic compelling? Make a list.
  5. Watch this video and write up the topic’s title, excerpt, and talking points.
  6. Compare your studio doc with the official post for this topic. How did you do? 
  7. Now try writing discussion questions for this topic. Compare your questions with the official version.