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?
If you had to assume a secret identity, what name would you choose, and what occupation would you claim to have?
What’s one of the last things you remember buying?
If you knew you only had a few more weeks to live, what is one thing you would want to talk about with those closest to you?
What has been one of the most interesting jobs you’ve had?
If you imagine an ideal day to walk though a park, what is the weather like?
If you sat down next to Jesus on a bus, what would you talk about?
If you could have any kind of pet, what would you have?
If you could have any question answered, what would it be?
What was your parents’ attitude toward vacation when you were growing up?
What’s one of your favorite things to do in the summer?
What radio station (or stations) do you like to listen to? Why?
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
If someone rented a billboard for you, what would you put on it?
If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
If you could have the lead role in a remake of a movie, which movie might you choose to star in? Why?
If we all wore numbers, like ballplayers do, what number might you wear? Why?
What do you consider to be the most valuable thing you own: when you were a child/teenager/now? (You don’t need to consider how much it cost, just how valuable it is to you.)
What is one of the kindest acts you have ever seen done (either to/by you, or another)?
What is the best job you have ever had? What is one thing that made it such a great job?
One thing that is true about me that you might never guess is…
Can you think of a time when have you shown (or been shown) love in an unexpected way?
On Saturdays, I like to…
What is one of the scariest things you have ever done for fun?
If you had to wear a t-shirt with one word on it for the rest of your life, what word would you choose? Why?
Would you rather plan a party or attend one? Why?
What’s one thing you like about spring?
What’s a memory you have of Easter from when you were a child? (Or, when did you first learn about Easter?)
What is one of the biggest challenges that you have ever faced? What is one way your grew from facing that challenge?