If you were asking confirmation students (grades 8-12, boys and girls) to think/write about their lives without being overtly spiritual about it at first go, what would you ask? How would you write the prompt? This can’t be too onerous, but it should be thoughtful. We will be trying to help them see the God part as we go along, but we want to get them thinking.
I’m thinking maybe break your life into 3? 4? 7? (they seem young for a whole 7) segments, title each segment, and then write a few sentences about one significant event in that segment…
There could also be a list of prompts from which to choose: favorite teacher/coach/friend and why; a time you won something; a time you lost something; a pet and what you learned; a church activity that was memorable; etc.
There a many ways to do this. Any thoughts? What would you ask? (Kristin? Meg?)