Table Talk: 100 Conversation Starters

One of my favorite ways to start a small group Bible study or a Girls’ Night is by printing off a list of conversation starter questions, cutting them in slips, dumping them in a bowl and letting everyone draw out a few to answer.

I thought I’d share them with you today and maybe you can use them with a small group or around your dinner table. Some are serious and others random and funny. They are all are college student tested and Bible study leader approved. Enjoy!


  1. Have you ever met a celebrity?
  2. What foods make you gag?
  3. What is your favorite sport and why?
  4. What’s the most memorable historical event to you?
  5. What is your definition of success?
  6. What is your dream job?
  7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  8. If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
  9. What’s your favorite joke?
  10. If you could have one last meal, what would it be?
  11. What person do you admire most and why?
  12. If you were a car, what would you be?
  13. Which school teacher do you remember most and why?
  14. What’s your greatest strength and why?
  15. What’s your favorite childhood memory?
  16. If you could help one person change their life, who would it be and why?
  17. What’s your favorite love song and why?
  18. What was your favorite fairy tale growing up and why?
  19. What’s your favorite quote and why?
  20. What’s your most embarrassing moment?
  21. If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?
  22. What’s the first thing you notice in a person?
  23. What are your favorite baby names?
  24. What has been the happiest day of your life thus far?
  25. What’s the most memorable scene from a movie to you?
  26. What is your most cherished possession?
  27. If you had the opportunity to be anyone in the world for a week, who would you be and why?
  28. If you had to use a movie or book title to describe life for you right now, what would it be and why?
  29. What do you need to be refreshed in your walk with the Lord? In life? In ministry?
  30. What makes it hard for you to rest and find refuge in Jesus?
  31. Where do you find rest? What restores your soul? When was the last time you did the answers to those two questions? Why?
  32. What’s your prayer for this week?
  33. What was your family like growing up?
  34. What was your religious experience growing up?
  35. In your opinion, what is the meaning of life?
  36. How do you think faith fits into life? What does having faith mean to you?
  37. If your could go back in time what point in time would you choose?
  38. Who is Jesus to you?
  39. What is your favorite holiday and why?
  40. What has been your best experience with community and intimate relationships?
  41. What do you hope to accomplish in your life? What will bring you satisfaction?
  42. What is the goal of your life? Then what?
  43. Who is your best friend, and why? What qualities do you look for in a friend?
  44. What do you think is the biggest problem in our country? What would your solution be?
  45. What’s your favorite way to spend your spare time?
  46. What is your favorite birthday memory?
  47. When did God become more than a word for you?
  48. What makes you cry?
  49. What makes you feel loved?
  50. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  51. Describe 3 important character traits you desire in a husband/wife?
  52. Give 3 words to describe how you feel right now.
  53. What’s the most unique thing about you?                     
  54. What 3 things would you take on a deserted island?
  55. If you could receive an unexpected gift, what would you like it to be?
  56. If you could pick on character from a fiction book, TV or movie to describe you, who would it be and why
  57. Where did you live and what did you like to do in 4th grade?
  58. What is one relationship you would like to work on and why?
  59. When did you first hear about Jesus? What did you think about him then?
  60. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
  61. What do you like most about yourself?
  62. When have you seen a prayer answered?
  63. If you could build your house anywhere where would you build?
  64. What’s your go-to outfit?
  65. What’s the last music you purchased?
  66. What time do you wake up?
  67. If you could play any instrument, what would you play?
  68. What is the scariest moment of your life?
  69. What was your favorite children’s book?
  70. What’s your least favorite household chore?
  71. What is in the trunk of your car right now?
  72. What’s the most meaningful thing you’ve experienced in the last year?
  73. What are you planning to do this year that you have never done before, how do you feel about it?
  74. What books would you like to read this year?
  75. What are your dreams for the next 5-10 years?
  76. What single need or situation do you feel most deeply burdened by and uniquely qualitied to meet?
  77. What habit would you most like to break this year? Establish this year?
  78. What do you feel is holding you back in any aspect of your life? How can I help you overcome it?
  79. What area of life do you need encouragement?
  80. In what aspect of your work do you find the most personal fulfillment and why?
  81. What de-motivates you? What motivates you?
  82. Are you on the path of something absolutely marvelous or absolutely mediocre?
  83. What impossible thing are you believing and planning for?
  84. What is your most prevailing thought?
  85. What good thing have you committed yourself to doing that you have stopped doing?
  86. Of the people you respect most, what is it about them that earn your respect?
  87. What would a truly creative person do in your situation?
  88. What outside influences are causing you to be better or worse?
  89. What question will you ask God when you get to Heaven?
  90. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
  91. What are your goals right now?
  92. What is on your bucket list?
  93. What would surprise people about you?
  94. What is something beautiful about you?
  95. What Bible character do you most relate to? Which one challenges you most?
  96. How would you describe your perfect weekend?
  97. What is your most valued accomplishment?
  98. What has been the scariest moment in your life?
  99. What’s the best vacation you’ve ever been on? What made it so special?
  100. What type of things cause the most frustration in your life?

Also, if you’re want to have a fun time with young kids, (or BIG kids who are young at heart!!) you can grab a giant bouncy ball, write some of the more light-hearted questions on it and toss it around for a while. When a person catches the ball, they must answer whatever question their right hand thumb lands on. Guaranteed fun! 

convo ballWhat other icebreakers games have you seen work? I may or may not be an icebreaker lover. More fun ones to come!


This post is a part of 31 Days of Table Talk. Click HERE to enjoy the rest of the series.


4 thoughts on “Table Talk: 100 Conversation Starters”

  1. Excellent work and very thought provoking questions. Thank you for the knowledge and wisdom

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