Wednesday, March 13, 2013

15 Ways to Build Relationships With Your Students

Building relationships with students is a huge deal these days. I'm not talking about trying to be friends with the students; I am talking about pouring into their lives. There are a ton of different ways to do this, so let me share some with you.
  1. Ask the student about her week when you see her each Sunday.
  2. Sit next to him in church sometime.
  3. Invite him over for dinner.
  4. Send her a text to say hello.
  5. Write him a letter...an actual pen-and-paper letter.
  6. Take her shopping at the grocery store.
  7. Let him help you change your oil...or ask him to come to the dealership while they do it.
  8. Let her babysit your kids...and pay her.
  9. Read a book together and discuss.
  10. Read through a book of the Bible together.
  11. Memorize a verse of Scripture together.
  12. Take him with you on a family outing.
  13. Plan a youth group activity together.
  14. Work on a project together at the church.
  15. Serve together in the church.

My friend Austin McCann has a great take on this topic as well.

What things would you add to the list?

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