The young people will see that a friendship with Jesus is nurtured in the same way that human friendships are.
The young people should be able to relate getting to know a friend with getting to know Jesus.
You are watching a beautiful sunset on a crisp autumn afternoon.
You spend the afternoon with your best friend, who has just learned that her dad has cancer.
Your friends have gone to a movie that your parents won't allow you to see. You know your parents made this decision because they care about you, but you feel lonely and left out.
Your little brother barely missed being hit by a car when he ran out into the road to get a ball.
After the small groups are finished, ask volunteers to share their reflections with the entire group.
Choose prayer starters that are appropriate for your group.