If you had to turn your current job over to someone else tomorrow, what is one piece of advice that would you give them? If you’re not employed, think of one of your current responsibilities at home or where you volunteer.
What is one food that you looked forward to eating when you were a child?
What’s one of your favorite summertime memories?
What is one thing you were afraid of as a child growing up? (Optional followup: Did you overcome that fear? If so, how?)
What are 2 things you appreciate about your family, and 2 ways in which you find them difficult at times?
What’s a story about a pet you’ve had that you’d like to share? If you haven’t had a pet, maybe you can think of a story that involves a pet of someone you know.
What is one of the most important books, movies, or plays you’ve read or seen in the past two years?
What do you like about your name?
If you could plan a vacation for your family (or for a group of friends), what would you do?
If you could perform one miracle right now like Jesus did in the Gospels, which one would it be and why?
What was the best team or group you ever belonged to? Why was it so good?
If you could live one day of your life over again, which day would it be, and why?
When you were a little kid what did you like and/or hate most about church?
How would you describe your current attitude toward Lent? Has it changed over the years?
What is something you have learned recently from another person?
What is one quirky trait about yourself that you got from your parent(s)?
How would your life be different if you knew Jesus was returning in six months?
Which sport might you pick to finish the sentence: “Life is like ___________”? Then share one similarity you see between life and that sport. For example: “Life is like swimming. If you don’t keep moving, you’re going to sink!”
What is one thing you think God likes about you?
What is one possession you treasured as a child? What is one possession you treasure now?
If you could control the weather in your area for the next five days, what would the forecast be?
If you could choose, which Olympic sport would you most like to win a gold medal in? Why?
What’s one thing you wish someone would do for you when you’re sick?
Finish this sentence: One topic I’m interested in learning more about is….
One thing I’m really looking forward to right now is…
What is one goal that you have for the year ahead?
If someone gave you a gift card from ________(you fill in the blank according to what you think would be fun for your group) worth $100, what would you spend it on?
What was the best Christmas gift you ever received? What made it so special?
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “Christmas”?
What are some emotions you’re experiencing when you think about celebrating Christmas this year?
What is one thing that you would like to get for Christmas this year?
If you could have an endless supply of any particular food, which food would you want?
Turn to the person to your right and complete this statement: “Thanks to you, I ….”
Who is someone you know, but who is not at this meeting, that has done something you are thankful for? What did they do? How can you thank them? (Optional: provide note cards that people can write on to send to the person.)
What kind of vehicle might best represent what you need to maintain your current load and pace of life? (mountain bike, race car, buggy, tug boat, aircraft carrier, etc.)
Would you rather watch a sunrise or a sunset? Why?
If our society used a barter system (where goods and skills are traded without the use of money), what is one thing (or skill) you might use to barter?
If the people in this group represented dishes at a potluck dinner, what dish would you represent? (meat, noodles, salad, dessert, etc.) Why?
In one or two sentences, how would you describe your current relationship with God?