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February 2019

Whisper Challenge and the Body of Christ

By Betsy Marvin

Sometimes you just need to have some fun. The whisper challenge is a hilarious game that went viral online with people making all kinds of laughable misunderstandings. It became so popular that it was featured on Jimmy Fallon. For an example of how this game is played, watch Jimmy Fallon as he plays The Whisper Challenge below.

Choose two people to participate. One person puts on headphones with a loud playlist so they can hear. The other has a stack of cards with words printed on them face down. The person without the headphone will pick up one of the cards and say the word or phrase printed on it softly to the person wearing the headphones. The person with the headphones will try and guess by reading the other person’s lips.

Play as many rounds as you like – have some fun with it. For your set of words use themes from the scriptures we have been exploring: Body of Christ, Baptism, Spiritual Gift, and Greater Gift.

  • What makes the game a challenge?
  • Why do you think it’s so hard to focus with the loud music in your ears?
  • Valentine’s Day is all about love, what are some words you would use to describe ‘love’?

Here’s that example video from Jimmy Fallon:

Betsy has worked with students for over 26 years and has served at Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, MI for nineteen of those years. Currently, Betsy is the Director of Family Ministry while still holding the high school ministry hat. Betsy also teaches women’s ministry at Grace Bible College as an adjunct professor. Betsy has been married for 29 years with a son in college and daughter in high school. In her free time, she enjoys reading, laughing with her family, and date nights!