Why Women's Ministry Events Need Great Icebreakers

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Icebreakers can provide an active opportunity to reinforce the message of your event.

Purposeful icebreakers can provide great points of connection for the women attending your events.

Do you include icebreakers in your Women’s Ministry events?

How well are they received by your women?

Looking for additional icebreakers? You’ll find lots more here and on my Pinterest page.

You may also want to read:
Icebreakers & Games
10 Things Icebreakers Should Not Do
Why I Don’t Do Bible Games
Icebreaker: A Day in the Life

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