This is a fun word game that can create an enticing beginning to a more serious discussion. Pass around index cards and pencils and ask each teenager to write an open-ended sentence that others in the group can complete. Offer the following examples:

• I was about to jump from the tree when I decided ________________.
• Every time I eat an orange, I think about ______________.
• The monkey was my friend before I learned that it ______________.
Once you have an ample supply of these open-ended sentences, read a few aloud and invite the group to complete them. This is a fun and engaging game that will get the group talking.

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About The Author

Todd Outcalt is the lead pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, Indiana and is a thirty-year youth ministry veteran. He is the author of twenty-five books in six languages, including the youth ministry titles: $5 Youth Ministry (Group); Last-Minute Meetings (Abingdon); Ready to Go Youth Meetings (Abingdon); and The Youth Ministry Encyclopedia (Kindle).