As Women’s Ministries strive to be more relevant some have chosen to eliminate icebreakers and games.
Can I suggest that we not be so hasty?
While I do believe we should update many games and handouts, there is still a time and place for an intentional icebreaker or game.
6 reasons Why Women’s Ministry Events Need Great Icebreakers:
- Women need a reason to mix and mingle with others outside of their social circles. Let’s face it – it’s so much easier for women to visit with old friends. Great good can come from forcing them outside of their group for a few minutes.
- God can use icebreakers to make connections among the women at your event. Details are shared that might never be otherwise. Whether it’s the love of the same hobby, a shared travel destination, or a Christmas tradition, creating means for such details to be shared reveals similar hearts and journeys. God may even reveal a potential mentoring relationship.
- You are creating a memorable experience for that group of women to share. Our MOPS team will never forget the wealth of items found in Stephanie’s car during the Car Scavenger Hunt.
- It will fill their mouths with laughter (Psalm 126:2). Give your women a reason to smile and laugh. Our entire group got tickled over the team that listed a cabana boy as one of their items when we played “Marooned”
- Mental breaks are needed during retreats, conferences, and other longer events. Your women will absorb more of God’s message for them after having an opportunity to move and laugh.
- Icebreakers can provide an active opportunity to reinforce the message of your event.
Do you include icebreakers in your Women’s Ministry events?
How well are they received by your women?