When Relationships Collide, Session 1: Intro Option for Collegiates


To introduce the topic, “Even Christians Collide,” explain to your group that you are going to role play a typical group project a college professor might assign. Explain that this group is to prepare a presentation on “The First Men on the Moon.”  Have some of your willing small group participants to act out how the first meeting of the group might go. Prepare some slips of paper with the role that the person should play in the group.

Some suggestions for roles that are usually seen in a typical class group project might be:

  • The overachiever student
  • The “whatever you want to do” student
  • The only been to class a few times student
  • The creative/theatrical student
  • There are other personality types that you could include

Give the group a few minutes to plan out how they will act this out and have them give a creative presentation for this group project.


  • What are your first thoughts when your professor assigns a group project?
  • What role do you usually play in a group project?  Be honest!
  • How do you usually try to work through some of the difficulties of a group project?  Especially when different members of the group have conflicting ideas/priorities?
  • Why do you think it’s important to work in groups like this as a follower of Christ?

We want to hear from you! How will you introduce the topic, “Even Christians Collide” with your young adult group this week? 

Mark WhittThe options for young adults for the “When Relationships Collide” unit were written by Mark Whitt. Mark is the Collegiate/Young Adult Specialist and National Collegiate Ministry Leader with LifeWay Christian Resources. Mark spent 17 years working on campuses in Kentucky and Virginia – most recently as campus minister with Baptist Campus Ministry at Murray State University in Murray, KY.

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