“Alright, everybody go around the room and introduce yourself.”
“Please tell us a little about yourself – how many kids you have, your husband’s name, and how long you’ve been attending First Baptist Church.”
I’m always on the look-out for a fresh icebreaker to add to my toolbox.
This Either/Or Icebreaker game is quick, easy, and great for all sizes of groups.
According to the research reported in Barna Trends 2017 (affiliate link) 1 in 5 adults regularly or often feels lonely (pg 112).
And when “nearly half of women (43%) say they do not feel any emotional support at all from church” (pg 153) we can assume that loneliness is a church problem too!
Summer is quickly drawing to a close…
As we launch new Bible studies, small groups, Sunday School classes, and fall women’s ministry events, it can be fun to take a few moments to reflect on the things we did this summer.
Perfect for fall or anytime of year, this original High School Memories Bingo game is the perfect icebreaker for your women’s ministry fellowship, Bible study kick-off, or small group.
How we spend our day says a lot about who we are.
While we may not be able to spend the day with every member of our women’s ministry team, small group, or Bible study, we can use this game to get a glimpse of what a typical day in their life looks like.
Spring has finally sprung and Easter is just around the corner.
Whether you’re gathering a small or large group this spring, I’ve got a tool you’ll want to use to keep the conversation flowing!
I was brainstorming recently with a friend about ways she could break the ice with her new team at work. Her team is quite small. I knew the 4 C’s icebreaker game would be a great one for her to use!
She was also looking for a fun way to find out what kinds of things each member of her team likes.
Have you got a women’s ministry fall fellowship scheduled?
Maybe you’re looking for something to break the ice with your new Bible study group.
Have you ever sat at a table with a group of people and felt the conversation at the table stall after you all got past the normal niceties? (What do you do? How many kids do you have?)
My favorite icebreaker games give participants a chance to discover new things about each other.
The “Who here?” Icebreaker gives everyone a chance to bond instantly over shared likes/dislikes.
I opened up Pinterest recently and groaned when I saw the “Bible games” in my feed.
I know you’ve seen them – Bible Jeopardy, Bible Trivia, Match the Bible Couples, etc.
I recently returned from a women’s ministry retreat with another church. This icebreaker is one that was shared during our time together.
My love for icebreakers has never been a secret.
I even recently shared Why Women’s Ministry Events Need Great Icebreakers.
Here’s the thing though, not all icebreakers are great.
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?
During a Women’s Ministry event, do you ever look around the room and notice a lack of conversation?
Are women stuck in the same groups of familiar faces?
“Meet Your Match” gently draws women out of their regular circle of friends by encouraging them to uncover matching experiences and interests with others in the room.