Preteens are at a stage of development where they are moving from concrete, black-and-white thinking; to an age of considering a wide range of possible outcomes and choices.
As highlighted in this research summary, preteens are moving away from a blanket acceptance of morality to a place where they are defining, FOR THEMSELVES, what they believe.
Today on the podcast, Sean discusses this and considers what this means for us, as leaders of preteens. One thing it means is that open-ended and higher level questions is crucial to an effective ministry to preteens.
Mentioned on today’s podcast was this: The Power of Question small and large group training.
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