As you open this Sunday's meeting , you can get your kids to share their opinions. Hand out photocopied papers that have questions that will evoke strong opinions, but rather than having essay answers, use boxes that say "Strongly Agree" "Agree" "Don't know or Don't Care" "Disagree" and "Strongly Disagree." You should have three or four adults who can quickly gather the polls and tabulate the answers into one sheet for you. By the time you finish your opening songs, the adults should have the sheets' final tallies so that you can read them aloud. Some of your questions could include:
* I believe that we should go to war to punish those responsible for terrorism.
* i believe we should find a peacefull solution to conflict
* If we went into conflict I would find a way to serve in my community to help the cause.
* If we went into conflict I would find a way to serve in my community to oppose the conflict.
* I believe that God is doing this to teach us a lesson.
* I believe that God is in control of all of this.
* Since this has happened, I have had a closer walk with the Lord.
Spend the first few minutes of the meeting discussing the results. Your Bible study can grow from this opening.