Young adults enjoy playing games as much as children do. When planning games for a Bible study or church gathering, you can create inexpensive games to keep them entertained while learning about the Bible. Keep young adults interested in the games by awarding small pocket Bibles and Biblical bookmarks to game winners.
Write down the names of characters from the Bible on index cards. For example, you can use names like Rebekah, David, Noah and Jacob. Tape a name to the back of each player’s shirt. Everyone must walk around the room asking each other yes or no questions about their Bible person. The first player to guess who they are wins the game. Keep playing until each player guesses his Bible person. For a variation, play the game with the different books of the Bible.
Have the young adults sit in a circle and select one person to go first. She must say “I am going on a trip and I am taking .” She must say a name of a person from the Bible that starts with the letter “A,” such as Adam. The next player in the circle will say, “I am going on a trip and I am taking Adam and __," a Bible name that starts with B, such as Benjamin. Each player must repeat the names of the Bible characters and add her own using the next letter of the alphabet. When a player misses or cannot come up with a name, she is out of the game. The last player to say all the names correctly and in the right order wins the game.
Paper and Pen Games
Create a Bible word scramble by mixing up words from the Bible. Use books of the Bible, cities or names. Print the same words on each sheet and give one sheet to each player. Have the players place their sheet face down in front of them. When you say “Go,” the players can flip over their sheet and start trying to unscramble the words. The first player to unscramble all the Bible words correctly wins the game.
Memory Verse Games
Divide the players into two teams. Write a memory verse on a chalkboard or dry-erase board and leave out several words in the verse. Select one team to go first and have them try to fill in the missing words from the verse. If they get it correct, they earn a point. The first team to score five points wins the game.