- Falling Leaf
In this group
builder, youth will
learn to trust one
Optimal Group Size
8-12 youth. For large groups,
break the group up into
smaller ones of 8-12 people
Open area large enough for the
groups to form two lines facing
Preclude this game with a
reminder that there should be
no funny business in this game.
Each person must be able to
trust the group explicitly.
Everything said and done must
be toward building this trust.
1. A group of 8-12 youth line up in
two lines facing each other about
a body’s width apart.
2. A blindfolded volunteer lies face-
up on the floor between the two
lines. (Alternatively you can ask
the person simply to keep their
3. The two lines then lean over and
placing their hands palms up,
carefully position them beneath
the volunteer. Hands should be
gently placed from head to foot in
order to fully support the person’s
4. Slowly and gently raise the
volunteer off the floor while
gently rocking back and forth
lengthwise. Imagine a “falling
leaf” gently rocking back and
forth as it falls from a tree.
5. The group continues to raise
and rock the volunteer until
he/she is lifted above their
heads and then proceed to
lower them back to the floor
in the same manner. Repeat
the activity with each member
of the group.
• How did it feel as you were lifted
and lowered back to the
• How did you feel, placing
yourself under the control of the
• Did you have doubts, when you
• What things allowed you to trust
• Is trust important in a youth
• What are some areas that you
have difficulty trusting others?
Life is full of opportunities
requiring trust. We don’t have
to face life alone.
experiences in our past may
make it difficult to trust
people. We keenly remember
when trust was violated and
may find it difficult to trust
again. Yet, when we are in a
group where we feel love and
trust, it empowers us to take
risks and push ourselves
beyond our comfort zone.
When we know we can count on
the support of others, we can try
new things and test our abilities.
It is this support group that is one
of the most important aspects of
church life. With the support of
the group we can “rise to greater
heights than we could on our
Choose one way you can be
more supportive of others in
the youth group this week.
Ephesians 4:1-3; Galatians 6:2
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designed to teach the basic truths
of obedience in addition to evangelism in the
context of a Biblical character. The advantage
of going through a book and looking at one
man's story is that we see not only the
teaching but the example. It becomes much
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say that I am?" It was easy to answer
because it required no conviction, no
commitment, and no risk. But then he
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around the song of the same name by
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written for a large Texas Church to use for
their Summer Youth Camp but has since
then proven popular around the world.
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