5 Fun and Productive Activities to Try With Your Bible Study Group

5 Fun and Productive Activities to Try With Your Bible Study Group December 6, 2021

Are you tired of planning the same old activities for your Bible study group? Maybe you’re stuck in a rut and need a few new ideas to spark members’ interest and spread Christ’s love. 

Well, look no further. This article is full of faith-filled projects for people of all ages. Whether you teach Sunday school or an adult study group, everyone is sure to have fun and grow their faith in the process.  

1. Go Caroling Together

Christmas is almost here, which means there’s no time like the present to break out the songbooks and go caroling. Share the joy of Christ’s birth and spread holiday cheer with classic hymns like Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels and Deck the Halls. You can even sing a few contemporary songs by the likes of Josh Groban and Carrie Underwood. 

Stick to a 10-song repertoire and sing one or two at each house you visit. You can even invite the household to church if they enjoy your performance. As long as everyone knows the lyrics and can at least match the key, you’re bound to have a wonderful time. 

2. Make a Gratitude Wall 

Psalm 118:24 reminds Christ-followers that “this is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” What better way to celebrate God’s blessings in your life than by making a gratitude wall? 

Instead of keeping your words in a journal, write your thanksgiving on sticky notes and put them up for everyone to see. Invite other group members to join in and add their own blessings to the wall. In a few months, you’ll have dozens — if not hundreds — of reminders celebrating God’s goodness. Encourage your fellow believers to start their own walls at home so their families can participate. 

3. Clean A Friend’s House 

The most famous verse in Leviticus might be the command to “love your neighbor as yourself.” This deceptively simple calling is often more difficult than it sounds. Luckily, the holidays provide plenty of opportunities to love those around you. 

One great way to share Christ’s love and practice the golden rule is to clean someone’s home. Maybe an elderly church member or someone within your own Bible study group could use a few helping hands. Provide a quick clean-up by decluttering cabinets, sweeping the floors, dusting nooks and crannies and wiping down hard surfaces. Working together will save a ton of time so you can still enjoy your study after the house is clean and tidy. 

4. Make No-Sew Blankets

Does your group love arts and crafts? Make a few no-sew blankets. This project is fun for all ages and super simple to get the hang of. All you need are a few big pieces of fleece, scissors and a spare half hour. Have everyone pick out their favorite pattern so you can gather the materials and have them ready for Bible study night. 

Depending on how many members you have, your Bible study could make a dozen or more blankets in a single night. All you have to do is tie the fringes together and, voila! You have a cozy cover to wrap up in. Donate your creations to a local hospital, homeless shelter or community center to bless someone else this Christmas. 

5. Distribute Care Packages 

If you’re not the crafty type, assemble a few care packages instead. Make shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, gather toiletries for your local food bank or send a few packages overseas to support the troops. If you donate to people or organizations within the local area, be sure to include an invite to church or a small pamphlet about how much God loves them.

Turn this holiday-inspired idea into a weekly or monthly activity to support missionaries, first-responders, those with disabilities, minority populations and anyone else who might need some encouragement and care. Ask group members for ideas and get involved in your community by distributing God’s love year-round. 

Pairing Faith with Fun

Whether your Bible study group is full of Gen Zs or brimming with Baby Boomers, they’re sure to enjoy engaging in these productive activities. Not only are they fun, but they’re helpful to the community as well. More importantly, they share the good news of Christ and deepen your own faith in the process. 

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