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I think it is so important for those of us leading student ministries to help our small group leaders have opportunities to be PRESENT when teens make big life decisions. Tonight we helped sponsor a city wide student event and tons of students took the step to follow Christ or ask questions about following Christ. Of course the speaker asked student pastors to move to the back to talk with students. I decided to ask several of our small group leaders to be ready to encourage and pray with students. I was blown away, they did an amazing job of helping many of our teens from REMIX work through some big spiritual questions. Our small group leaders got to be a part of a BIG MOMENT in the life of a teen they have been mentoring. This is what being a small group leaders is about…being ready to influence when the opportunity comes. When possible we need to help small group leaders have these moments…these moments are why we invest in teens week in and week out.