4 Responses When a Student Shares a Need

10 Oct

Written By Josh Griffin

When a student in your small group opens up and shares a secret or a sin, for many leaders there’s an instant tendency to freak out or respond negatively. Here’s 4 quick actions to take (adapted from some HSM training stuff) when you first hear the news:

Calm Down
Don’t panic – set aside your own feelings and and shock and try to make some clear-headed judgments. Stay calm … you can do this. In a weird way, this is what you

Be There
Don’t let a confession spur you to leave this person behind – unintentionally on accident or intentionally because you’re not sure how to handle it. Make sure you follow-up with the student as soon as possible, they will regret sharing their secret with you and second guess opening up to you in the future.

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