20 Engaging Questions to Ask Kids at Church

As churches everywhere shake their heads in frustration over declining commitment among younger generations, we need to remember that a person’s commitment to the church is often formed early—perhaps earlier than we think. And commitment to the church grows in small ways—a single grown-up who takes an interest in a young child can make all the difference in how that little one experiences the church.

Even a simple question or two, asked with a smile, can teach a child that he or she is welcomed and valued in the congregation. When we do this, we model Christ who invited children, affirmed their importance to the kingdom, and commanded his disciples to make it easy for little ones to meet him.

On Sunday morning after church, ask a young child one of these questions. You can begin with one of the questions designed to simply get to know him or her and move toward one of the questions that engages his or her faith. Whatever you ask, it will probably be the start of a great conversation, and it might even awaken love for the church in the next generation.
Even a simple question or two, asked with a smile, can teach a child that he or she is welcomed and valued in the congregation.

Get to Know Kids
  • What’s your name? (Be sure to say your name, too.)
  • How old are you?
  • What treat would you like to eat on your birthday? (Kids are always planning their next birthday.)
  • What’s your favorite _____ (animal, sport, color, candy, etc.)
  • Who do you like to play with? What do you play with him/her?
  • What makes that person a good friend?
  • What’s something that made you laugh today?
  • What’s something that made you feel disappointed today?
  • What’s something you know how to do really well?
  • What’s something you’d like to learn how to do?
Engage Kids’ Faith
  • What’s your favorite song that we sang in church today?
  • Why do you especially like that one?
  • What’s your favorite Bible story?
  • What’s the best part of that story?
  • What’s something you know about Jesus?
  • What’s something you are curious about Jesus?
  • What’s something that makes you worried?
  • Who do you talk to when you have a problem? How does that person help?
  • What’s one way God has helped you?
  • How can I pray for you?
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