Whether you want to test your pastor’s bible knowledge, break the ice or simply have a fun time, there are plenty of funny questions you can ask your pastor.
These questions can be based on Bible trivia, life, or the pastor’s work. Though they are meant to be funny, the answers can give you insight into the Bible, God or the ministry. Below are 10 suggestions. Feel free to add your own.
What You'll Learn Today
- Funny Questions To Ask Your Pastor
- 1. What’s your least favorite part of the ministry?
- 2. Has anyone ever complained about your sermons?
- 3. If you were not a pastor, what work would you do?
- 4. Who in the Bible would you like to meet face to face?
- 5. Did Jesus sing in the Bible?
- 6. Are clothes left behind during the rapture?
- 7. What did John the Baptist look like?
- 8. Are there toilets in the Bible?
- 9. Why did Sarah laugh?
- 10. What if Adam didn’t eat the forbidden fruit, but Eve did?
Funny Questions To Ask Your Pastor
1. What’s your least favorite part of the ministry?
Many of us assume that pastors love everything that they do from the preachings to home visits and officiating weddings and funerals.
But the same way there are aspects you love and hate about your job or business is the same way many pastors experience their ministry.
It’s not all roses. Many pastors are more than willing to discuss the areas of their work they don’t enjoy that much.
For instance, many pastors hate it when congregants willfully ignore their advice or guidance. Others have certain difficult or confrontational members they don’t like dealing with.
And there are those who’d rather officiate a funeral rather than a wedding.
2. Has anyone ever complained about your sermons?
In particular, it would be nice to know if anyone has ever complained that the sermons are too long or too short.
You might be surprised at the kinds of complaints congregants bring to pastors regarding the sermon. In addition to it being too long or too short, others will complain it was boring, too fiery, or not focused enough on a certain aspect.
This question is an opportunity to find out how your pastor goes about crafting their sermons.
Some interesting follow up questions include: where do you get inspiration from? Do you pray before you write a sermon? Do you memorize what you are going to preach? Do you feel bad if people sleep through your sermon?
3. If you were not a pastor, what work would you do?
This is a great question for pastors who work full time at their ministry. If it were not their day to day job, what else would they do?
Some pastors will probably say they’d still be in the ministry, maybe in another position like deacon.
Others may have different careers and fields they’ve always thought about pursuing like medicine or farming.
For others, they probably can’t imagine not being a pastor. They’ve always known they wanted to join the ministry since they were young.
4. Who in the Bible would you like to meet face to face?
It’s probably a good idea to add ‘excluding Jesus’ to this question. ‘Jesus’ will likely be the automatic answer for most pastors, and christians.
Who wouldn’t want to see Jesus in person and hear him teach?
The answer your pastor gives you likely says a lot about who they admire most in the Bible.
As a follow up, you can also ask them who in the Bible they wouldn’t want to meet. Personally, I’d rather not meet Haman, one of the most evil villains in the Bible who plotted to kill all the Jews (book of Esther).
5. Did Jesus sing in the Bible?
I’ll admit I’ve never thought about this one, till now. We all know that Jesus talked a lot. He taught and preached to his disciples as well as the crowds that constantly followed him.
But I don’t recall reading about Jesus breaking into a song during one of his sermons.
It’s an interesting question to pose to your pastor. It’ll probably get them scratching their heads too.
If they don’t know, don’t worry, I have the answer for you. Yes, Jesus sang in the Bible. Read Mark 14:26 where he sang along with his disciples during the last supper.
When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
I bet he had a great voice.
6. Are clothes left behind during the rapture?
If you’ve seen the ‘Left Behind’ movies, one of the most iconic scenes is people getting taken up to heaven and leaving their empty clothes behind.
In a way, it’s funny. Probably not so funny if you are one of those left behind to see it.
Ask your pastor if they think the same thing will happen during the rapture? And if it’s true, does that mean we’ll ascend to heaven while butt naked.
The pastor probably won’t have a solid answer for you, but it’s funny to see them also trying to wrap their mind around it.
7. What did John the Baptist look like?
The Bible’s description depicts John as a wild character that you probably wouldn’t want to meet face to face.
Here’s how he is described in Mark 1:6.
John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
As if the clothing is not unusual enough, he also ate locusts. But that didn’t stop people from coming to him to get baptized.
8. Are there toilets in the Bible?
Where did people in the Bible go to relieve themselves? See if your pastor knows something about it.
Surprisingly, there’s a mention of toilets in the Bible, specifically in Deuteronomy 23 where God instructs the Israelites on how to keep their camp holy. Here’s verses 12 and 13.
You shall have a place outside the camp, and you shall go out to it. And you shall have a trowel with your tools, and when you sit down outside, you shall dig a hole with it and turn back and cover up your excrement.
Talking of toilets, did Noah’s ark have them?
Apart from the easily manageable human waste (there were only 8 humans in the Ark), what about the massive amounts of animal waste?
I can only imagine the stench.
9. Why did Sarah laugh?
In Genesis 18:12, Sarah laughs when she hears that she will bear a son. What was so funny about that? Was she laughing from joy or something else?
The answer is that Sarah laughed because she thought she was too old to have a child. Verse 12 says:
So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?”
Interestingly, when asked why she laughed, she lied that she did not laugh.
10. What if Adam didn’t eat the forbidden fruit, but Eve did?
In the Garden of Eden, both Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. That’s when they realized their nakedness and were banished from paradise.
What if only one of them ate the fruit and the other did not? Would they have both been sent away? Would we still have the original sin of Adam?
This is a fun one to discuss with your pastor as there can be multiple answers.
One of the funniest possibilities is that only one of them would realize they were naked. Would they be embarrassed?