Fun Games to Play at a Church Gathering

Updated April 17, 2017

Games played at a church gathering can be a great way for all members, new and old, to unwind and enjoy themselves in a social setting. Typical games played at church gatherings are entertaining, yet able to also demonstrate team work and unity. While playing these games, attitudes, diversity, dreams, and leadership skills are amplified.

Pass the Present

With only a boxed gift, wrapping paper, a few written dares and some music, an entertaining church gathering game can be created. Before the game, wrap the boxed gift, such as chocolate candies or a toy, in multiple layers of paper. On each layer, write a specific dare that can be easily performed. Dares should be fun in nature and easy to complete. Ask players to sit or stand in a circle. When the music is started, each player is to take turns passing the present around the circle. When the music stops, the person left holding the gift is to remove a layer of paper and perform the written dare. The person that tears away the last layer of paper and successfully completes the dare will then be entitled to keep the boxed gift.

Win, Lose or Draw

Using only markers, plain paper, cards containing lists of objects and a timer, an entertaining game for any church gathering can be achieved. After splitting the group into two teams of five or more, a designated representative from each group will be required to draw a number of items in three minutes from their selected card. During this time, members of each team will be quickly trying to guess the items that are being depicted from their representative. The group with the most number of correct guesses will be considered the winning team.

Pass The Message

Divide the group into two teams of six to ten players, having each team sit in a straight line. Players in both teams will be required to pass a predetermined message by whispering from one person to another until all team members have been told the message. At the end, the group with the most accurate message, to be announced by the last person in each team, wins the game.

Famous People

Prior to beginning the game, create a list of famous people and divide the group into two teams. One representative from each group will be required to act out a person from the list of famous people using voice imitation or gestures. Group members will then have the opportunity to guess the person he or she is portraying within three minutes. The group with the most correct guesses wins.

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Christina Bush has been writing professionally since 1995. She is well-versed in multiple styles of writing, ranging from instructional to technical. Bush has been published in newspapers across the state of Ohio, including the "Columbus Dispatch," the "Ohio State Lantern" and "Toledo Press." Bush received her Bachelor of Arts in professional writing and Medieval literature from The Ohio State University in 2005.