Community Builders: Feelings and Needs Cards

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Feelings and Needs Cards have been created by Soul Tour for young adults to use in their small groups to develop deeper levels of sharing and community.

Each set contains 54 feelings cards and 58 needs cards. To use them, simply lay the cards out in the two sets. Ask group members to select at least one card that represents how they are feeling about a situation they are currently faced with, and another card that represents what they need in that situation. Then invite people to share with the group about the cards they have selected.

It’s a simple, effective way to help people share openly about their lives and to enable the group to pray for each other.

While created for young adults, they work well with older teenagers too. They are a great tool for enabling young people to identify and talk about how they are feeling, and what they need from the rest of the group and/or what they need from God.

Feelings and Needs Cards are available to purchase from Soul Tour.