Last week I wrote a post about why you should do interviews with students that want to go on your student ministry mission trip. Interviews with students that want to go on your trip helps you set a serious tone for the trip, evaluate where they are spiritually, and allows you to get to know them better.
If your going to have effective interviews with your students than you need to have good questions planned going into the interviews. You want to ask questions that help you evaluate the spiritual health of the student as well as get a feel for what they will bring to the team of students going on the trip. I want to share with you the five interview questions I asked each of my students that signed up to go on our upcoming summer missions trip.
Can you explain the Gospel?
Tell me about your experience in coming to faith in Christ?
What are you currently doing to grow spiritually?
What motivated you to go on this trip?
Do you see yourself as a leader or a follower?
I don’t claim these are the perfect questions, but they are questions that helped me see where the students where spiritually as well as get a feel for how they will fit into the team of students going on this trip. Even though you have five questions prepared, you may end up asking many more and that’s ok. These questions are meant to bring structure and a smooth flow to your interviews. I hope these help you as you interview students going on your next student ministry mission trip.