Outreach Ministry Ideas, Funny Comedians with a Calling

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Written by Tim Grable

February 21, 2017

 outreach ministry ideas Between the Bible studies, weekly worship, the youth group meetings, and small groups, church communities are always searching for outreach ministry ideas to keep laughter and fraternity part of daily life. One of the most well-loved methods of keeping humor and community alive in a church group is through comedians who spread the joy of the Christian walk. Loved by regular church attendees and non-members alike, Christian comedians provide positive outreach ministry ideas for groups who want to interact with those unfamiliar with the Christian faith or who simply want to have a fun time in a wholesome environment. Plan your next event with one of these comedians who will have you saying with the Psalmist: “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.'” (Psalm 126:2).

Eight Outreach Ministry Ideas

Taylor Mason

Taylor Mason is another veteran of Chicago’s Second City School of Improvisational Comedy. The ventriloquist, musician, and stand-up comedian beat out other top comedy competitors on television’s “Star Search” in 1990. He has headlined the country’s most famous comedy clubs with his clean act and has performed for church events as well as huge corporations such as Disney, Wal-Mart, and Microsoft.

Bob Stromberg

Bob Stromberg brings what we all need…chances to stop & laugh together reflecting on the things that matter. Bob Stromberg has been making the world laugh with a unique and uplifting style of comic storytelling, Great for all audiences, Bob’s unique and timeless humor combines his personal experiences with the laughable commonalities we all experience. Catering each show to the needs of his audience, Bob has hosted college commencements, video projects, event emceeing, and more.

Daren Streblow

Mixing deadpan humor with oodles of original content and observational comedy, Daren Streblow’s stand-up comedy shows have been entertaining thousands since he began in 1995. Specializing in capturing the awkward moments that we all know so well, Daren’s tone is familiar with youth and adults alike. His Christian comedic shows prove a fun and engaging outreach opportunity while keeping the audience laughing.

David Dean

As an entertainer for more than 25 years, speaker David Dean has been a clean comedy favorite of church communities. David keeps an audience laughing with his quick wit and use of audience participation. Whether the audience members know each other well or are total strangers, David is sure to bring his spectators together for a hearty and wholesome guffaw.

Jay and Laura Laffoon

Married couple Jay and Laura Laffoon know the ins-and-outs of the Christian marriage. This comedy duo is the perfect addition to a couples’ Bible study or adult gathering with their hilarious take on Christian relationships. The Laffoons have written several books and are a sure hit with their 17 years of comedy act experience.

Justin Fennell

A Good Laugh from a funny comedian.  That’s what you’re guaranteed to experience when you hear JUSTIN N. FENNELL. (That’s “fin” + “nail”) Don’t say his name too quick or it sounds like just an infidel! It’s yarn-spinning stories, props, audience participation, funny music, and stand-up comedy. The best part of it is that all of his material is clean and appropriate.

Brad Stine

Brad Stine does not sugar-coat the message; if the truth hurts, so what! The truth is supposed to hurt. Political correctness is out the window with this clean comedian.

Those with a victim mentality will feel the heat but hopefully change their way of thinking after hearing Brad’s brand of comedy. The best things in life are hard to achieve, but the most enjoyable. Brad Stine encourages people to take on the hard things and not be complainers.

He exposes the truth about everyday life and audiences respond in laughter. Audiences of all ages appreciate his humor. Younger people like his upfront attitude, while older people enjoy his understanding of the old days back before airbags and seatbelts.

Michael Jr.

Comedian Michael Jr. relates the intriguing and comical tale of an evening he went for a jog to keep warm and found himself in the middle of a chase–in which he is the pursuer!

Humorous acting and gestures along with his animated telling of the story make this comedy sketch a must-see for all audiences. Michael Jr has delighted audiences for years with hilarious comedy routines that are clean and family friendly, without losing any of their entertainment value. If you are looking for a wholesome laugh without the barrage of swearing and dirty humor that so many of today’s comedians rely on, then Michael Jr is for you.

Steve McGranahan

Steve is the Muscle of Fat N Furious: Rolling Thunder on Discovery Channel. Millions also know him as “World’s Strongest Redneck,” Steve McGranahan’s wild antics have attracted millions of views on YouTube. He has performed on “The Tonight Show” alongside Larry the Cable Guy. His down-to-earth humor focuses on the Word of God and is sure to be a hit at church gatherings and community events alike.

Michael Joiner

Michael Joiner has been a comedian for over 18 years and is hailed as one of the country’s funniest clean stand-up comedians. He was chosen as one of only four comedians to perform for the top-selling DVD “The Clean Stand-Up Comedy Tour”. He also starred in the 2011 faith-based drama “The Grace Card” alongside Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr.

A true professional can use funny stories as a way to connect and teach audiences with jokes that are clean and appropriate for audiences of all ages. An outreach comedy show with a comedian who has a faith-based performance is a wonderful way to host a community event without the worry of vulgarity or profanity that other comedians rely on. A clean comedian can make fun of today’s current topics with the best of them! These five comedians have had decades of experience in the entertainment industry, as well as performances at hundreds of churches. Some have had books and recordings published, others have appeared on comedy DVDs, and they have all performed for major corporations. Any of these clean comedians will make your next outreach event a huge success!

Keeping a community together through the ups and downs of life can be trying. However, whether your church group needs an injection of laughter or whether you are looking for outreach ministry ideas for new members or visitors, these Christian comedians are eager to spread the joy of the Lord at your next event or gathering.

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