Help players get to know each other with this thought provoking and sometimes hilarious game! Players are presented with a dilemma, and they must guess which option the majority will choose. Use this game to introduce Daniel’s dilemma in choosing between praying to the king (thereby disobeying God) or praying to God (and be thrown into a lions’ den)!
Icebreaker Games for Church Groups
When bringing a group of strangers together, icebreaker games are helpful in getting everyone relaxed so they can enjoy their time together.
But even with a group already familiar with each other, icebreakers are useful for injecting positive energy and getting everyone ready for the meeting. This is especially important if you are facilitating learning, since people are most receptive and learn best when they feel comfortable with those around them.
Here are some of our favorite icebreaker games. Regardless of your group size, profile of participants and purpose of meeting, we believe you will find something that suits your needs!
Give each player a handful of random colored M&M’s. Players must go around and exchange them with each other to get all M&M’s of the same color. Use this game as an icebreaker or to introduce a lesson on the handling of conflicts and disagreements.
Do you enjoy guessing games? Our free printable Bible 20 Questions Cards are divided into 5 categories: (1) Old Testament Stories, (2) New Testament Stories, (3) Old Testament Bible Characters, (4) New Testament Bible Characters and (5) Things (great for players less familiar with the Bible).
Teams must quickly line up according to specific criteria given. For example in order of shoe size, with the smallest shoe size in front and the largest shoe size at the back. A great game to help players get to know each other and to teach about salvation and the kingdom of heaven.
Players try to identify the Bible character they have been assigned by asking yes or no questions. Great for all ages and for both small and large groups. This game can also be used to introduce a lesson on our identity in Jesus Christ.
Players take turns to share three statements about themselves and everyone else tries to guess which two statements are true and which is a lie. This no-prep ice-breaker game is ideal for adults and youths. You can also use this game to teach about false teachings or about honesty.
This large group Rock-Paper-Scissors battle is a fun (and slightly chaotic) Christian icebreaker game for church that can also be used to teach unity and servant leadership.
Cross a pretend river using pieces of paper as stepping stones. Use this game to introduce the Bible story of Jesus and Peter walking on water, to teach that God will help us in times of trouble, or as a teambuilding game.