Icebreakers for Christian gatherings help participants of every age relax and get ready for study, fun, or fellowship. We have divided our selection of Christian icebreakers by age group to make it easy for you to find the perfect one for any size, age, or group composition.
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Table of Contents
- 1 Christian Icebreaker Games for Adults
- 1.1 I Am Blessed
- 1.2 Autographs
- 1.3 Crazy Poker
- 1.4 Market Memory
- 1.5 Picture Me
- 2 Teen Christian Icebreaker Games
- 2.1 Snowball Fight
- 2.2 Paperclip Links
- 2.3 Bible Basketball
- 3 Christian Icebreaker Games for Kids
- 3.1 Buzz Bomb Balloon
- 3.2 Frisbee Toss
- 3.3 Cotton Ball Scoop
- 4 Christian Icebreaker Games for Any Age
- 4.1 Bible Scavenger Hunt
- 4.2 If I Were
- 4.3 Pass the Present
- 5 Christian Icebreaker Questions
- 5.1 Related Posts
Christian Icebreaker Games for Adults
I Am Blessed
I Am Blessedis an excellent icebreaker game for an adult group of Christians get to know each other better. It gives participants the chance to share something about their lives.
- Start with a volunteer and have them give their name and a reason he or she feels blessed.
- Continue around the room, asking each person to say the same thing.
- The only rule is that each person should have a new and different blessing.
A Christian icebreaker game that is fun and teaches adult players something about the members of the group, Autographs takes a bit of preparation. Once you have your sheet created, you can use it multiple times. Create an autograph sheet with lines and 15 to 20 different statements that some of the people in the room can do, but probably not most of them. Leave a line below each statement for an autograph. Some examples are, “Recite the books in the Old Testament.” or “Sing the third stanza to ‘How Great Thou Art’.” Each person is to find someone in the room who will perform the task. However, they can only use each name once. The people who perform the task are to sign next to that statement. The first person who fills the entire sheet with signatures is the winner.
Begin this run Christian icebreaker with the players seated in a circle. Give each person a card from a deck without letting seeing the card and place it on the forehead, allowing all to see. The players can then advise each other to change cards. The goal is to advise those with a big cards (i.e. King or Ace) to change to another card, because the person with the smallest card loses. Each time a person loses, they are out. The winner is the last player left – the one with the smallest card.
Those colored multi-page grocery store ads become the tools for this fun icebreaker game.
- Divide your group into teams.
- Pass out the store ads and give players 3 minutes to look through it.
- The leader will ask questions (For example, how much per pound, what brand of noodles is on sale, etc.) and the first person who raises his or her hand will get to answer.
- The team with the most answers wins.
As the adults arrive, have each write their name on a slip of paper and place the slips in a bowl, basket or bag. When you are ready to break the ice, have everyone draw a name. They are to keep the name they drew secret and if they choose their own name, they must put it back and choose another. Pass out plain white paper and a pencil to each person. They are to draw a picture of the person whose name they drew. When everyone is finished drawing, the leader shares the pictures with the group and they guess whose picture it is. You may need to have everyone introduce themselves before drawing begins if you group does not know each other well.
Teen Christian Icebreaker Games
This Christian teen activity needs to take place in a large enclosed area or outside. You will need several small soft balls. You may need to wrap the ball in tap to make it heavy enough to fly through the air. Divide you group into two teams and give each team half of the balls. Divide the area into two halves with tap or spray the grass with a paint line. If you are in a gym, simply have each team on half the court. Each team must stay on their side. Each team throws balls at the other team and tries to hit them. If a person is hit by the other team’s ball, they are out. However, if the ball is caught, the thrower is out. The game ends when one team’s members are all out, or you can set a time limit.
A fun icebreaker that starts as the teens first enter the room for the evening, this game is guaranteed to get the group warmed up and mingling. You will need a great number of paperclips for this icebreaker game, so be ready. Give each teen ten (or more!) paperclips when they arrive. Tell the first three they are the team leaders and cannot connect with each other. The goal is to get the teens to join their group and create the largest chain of paperclips. The team with longest chain of paperclips wins.
This is an excellent icebreaker for Bible review.
- Have all the teens put their chairs into a square with the same number of chairs on each side. Put a large plastic trashcan or wastepaper basket in the middle of the square.
- The leader can either think of a Bible related question or have some available on a sheet of paper prepared in advance.
- As you ask a question, the first teen to raise their hand gets to answer it.
- If they are correct, they get to shoot a basketball into the “basket.” If they miss, the person the ball rolls closest to gets to answer the next questions.
- No one can get up to retrieve the ball until it stops rolling.
You can play this as a team game with each side as a team and the winning team being the one with the most points.
Christian Icebreaker Games for Kids
Buzz Bomb Balloon
- To begin this Christian children’s icebreaker game, have the children stand in a large circle.
- Give each child a balloon that is not inflated.
- Place a target in the middle of the circle – a large piece of colored construction works well or you can simple put a circle on the floor with masking tape.
- The children should be about ten feet away from the target.
- Have each child blow up the balloon and hold it shut.
- Either give the children different colors or write their initials on the balloons with permanent markers so you can tell who gets closest to the target.
- When the leader yells, “Go!” the children are to let go of their balloons and see whose balloon lands closest to the target.
Use this game for teams by having the two teams face each other and put the target between them.
A simple, but fun icebreaker game for children, you will need two hula hoops and six Frisbees. You can either suspend the hula hoops from the ceiling or have some volunteer adults hold them up in the air. Divide your group into teams and have each player take a turn with three chances to toss the Frisbee through the hula hoop. The team with the most points at the end of a specific time wins.
Cotton Ball Scoop
A game suitable for teams or for using with two volunteers, this children’s church ice breaker provides a great deal of fun. You will need two large bowls filled with cotton, two empty bowls, two blindfolds, and two spoons. The children are given 30 seconds to transfer cotton balls from the full bowl to an empty bowl. Since the cotton balls are so light, many times the participants think they have cotton balls in their spoons when they are really empty. If you use it as a team game, the winning team is the one with the most cotton balls.
More Christian icebreaker games for kids may be found in our article Youth Ministry Games
Christian Icebreaker Games for Any Age
Bible Scavenger Hunt
Divide your group into teams and make sure each team member has a Bible. Give the name of a Bible person, place, or thing and see which team is able to find the scriptural reference first. If you wish, you can allow the participants to use a concordance if their Bible has one. You can make some of them easy and some hard and vary difficulty based upon the age and knowledge of your group. This icebreaker can also be used at the beginning and end of a Bible class for lesson review.
If I Were
One great icebreaker game that works well with Christian groups is If I Were. The group simply takes turns saying statements that begin with “If I were . . .” For example, “If I were a flower, I would be a daisy, because it is simple and pretty.” Some other categories are, “If I were a . . . food, animal, President, song, movie, book, car, airline, city, country, etc.” For younger children, it might be best to give the prompt and let them finish the statement. Sometimes you get some really funny statements that will make everyone laugh.
Pass the Present
An excellent game for any age, this Christian icebreaker game is fun and has a prize at the end. Have the players either sit or stand in a circle. You will need a paper wrapped package and a way to play music. The goal of the game is not to have the present when the music stops. To prepare for this fun game, you need to choose an age appropriate prize and wrap it in multiple layers of paper. You can use as many layers as you wish. The more layers of paper you have, the longer the game will last. On each paper, write a funny action or activity. The person who has the package when the music stops must remove one layer of paper and do the action or activity. After they have finished, the music starts again and the present keeps going around the circle. The person who unwraps the last layer keeps the gift. We have listed some activity suggestions below to write on the paper layers, or you can choose your own:
- Sing a song
- Do a dance
- Tell a joke
- Make a funny face
- Pat your head while rubbing your stomach
Christian Icebreaker Questions
Questions are also an excellent way to break the ice and we have created a list of Christian icebreaker questions for you to use.
- If you could change places with a Bible character, whom would you choose? Why?
- If you could add two commandments to the existing ten, what would they be?
- If you could break one of the commandments, which would it be and why?
- What is your favorite book of the Bible? Why?
- If you could perform miracles, what would you do?
- Which souls of our society do you think need the most help?
- Have you had a prayer answered lately? Share the story.
- Who has been the greatest influence on your Christian life and why?
- What do you think delights God above everything else?
- What made you decide to attend this church?
- How would your life be different if you knew Jesus was returning later today?
- Share about a spiritual experience you have had.
- If God was about to send a thunderbolt from the sky to strike someone down, who do you think would be struck?
- What do you not want said at your funeral?
- Besides murder and violence – what do you think is the worst kind of sin?
- What is your most favorite bible you have received? Why?
- When you think about God – what is the first thing that comes to mind?
- What are your biggest questions about your relationship with God?
- When is it most difficult to trust God?
- What are the best parts about being a part of your congregation?
- What have you learned recently from another Christian?
- Who is your favorite Christian that is a celebrity?
- Whom would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?
- What turns you on spiritually?
- Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
- What would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
- Do you feel you have a purpose or calling in life?
- What do you think the secret to a good life is?
You may also have a look on our huge list of general icebreaker questions.
Enjoyment is an important component for Christian activities and our selection of icebreaker games and activities for Christian groups provide an excellent way to make any Christian get-together fun and memorable.
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Asking fun questions is an easy and effective ice breaker game. To play, simply go around the room and have each person provide an answer to a fun question.
- What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
- When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?
- What is your favorite item you've bought this year?
- What would be the most surprising scientific discovery imaginable?
- What is your absolute dream job?
- How's life going these days? ...
- What's the best thing going on in your life right now?
- What's been the thing you lean on when life gets hard?
- What is one thing you would like to be remembered for?
- What role would you say faith plays in your life?
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- What is Religion?
- Do religious experiences prove that there is a god?
- Do miracles exist? ...
- Do souls exist?
- Just One Lie.
- Diversity Bingo.
- Group Map.
- Two truths and One Lie.
- Unique and Shared.
- Passions Tic Tac Toe.
- Jenga Questions.
10 things in common
Split everyone into pairs and hand each pair a piece of paper. Each pair is responsible for finding 10 things they have in common with one another. Remember to tell everyone easy cop-outs aren't allowed, like "we both have hands".
One-Word Icebreaker Steps
People generally begin a meeting by sitting with the people they already know best, when your goal is normally team-building across a group. Tell the newly formed groups that their assignment is to think for a minute and then to share with their group the one word that describes X.
Two Truths & a Lie
In this icebreaker, each participant takes a turn to share three things about themselves: Two things that are true, and one that is a lie. The rest of the team then must guess which of the three facts is the lie!
A: Some good icebreakers for large groups include introductions (casual and formal), fun facts, common interests, and asking everyone to name one thing they're looking forward to in the next week. You can also try riddles, trivia, or other games. The important thing is to get everyone interacting and having fun!
- What's the weirdest dream you've ever had?
- If you could travel to any year in a time machine, what year would you choose and why?
- If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
- What's one of the most fun childhood memories you have?
- What would you do if you had only 24 hours to live?
- What would you do if you found out you could stop time?
- What would you do if you were rich?
- What would you do if you were the ruler of a country for a day?
- What would you do if you were swimming and lost your bathing suit?
- Have You Ever Dine And Dashed At A Restaurant? ...
- Would You Rather Have Endless Money Or Endless Love? ...
- Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash — And It Was Your Fault? ...
- If You Could Star In A Movie, What Movie Would It Be? ...
- What Is Your Most Frequently Used Emoji? ...
- What Was The Last Thing You Stole Or Shoplifted?
- Start. The first step to transitioning into a conversation about spiritual matters is to start the conversation. ...
- Ask questions. ...
- Listen more than you talk. ...
- Look out for keywords and common ground. ...
- Shift the conversation gently. ...
- Connect again.
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If you could become invisible, what would you like to do and where would you like to go? What is your favorite family tradition? If you could add a 13th month to the year, where would you put it and what would you call it? What's the last movie you watched in a theater?
- What religion do you believe in?
- Do you believe in God or another deity?
- When did you choose your faith?
- What is your idea of what God looks like?
- Is there a heaven?
- Is there a hell?
- What does heaven look like?
- What does hell look like?
Start with an Introduction
Begin your icebreaker speech with a half a minute introduction telling the audience your name, what you do for a living, and some other basic information. Next, entice your audience to desire to hear more by using one of the following: A humorous story about yourself.
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In the front of the room, create an imaginary line. All the way on the left side is one extreme, and all the way on the right side is the other extreme. Make sure there is enough space for people to stand anywhere along this imaginary line.
- Bible Squeeze Relay. Have participants get into two teams, form a line and hold hands. ...
- Photo Scavenger Hunt. Divide into groups with at least three people who have phones. ...
- Team Balloon Race. ...
- Bible Brains. ...
- Twizzler Tie Up.
- Two Truths, One Lie. Two Truths, One Lie is a great activity for small group settings. ...
- My Superpower. ...
- My Dream Celebrity Dinner Guest(s) ...
- Which Statement Resonates Most With Me? ...
- Competition Charades. ...
- Blind Retriever. ...
- 3-Question Mingle. ...
- Tell us two truths and a lie.
- What's the weirdest you've ever done?
- If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
- What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
- What's your favourite TV show?
- The role of leaders. It starts at the top. ...
- Communicate, every day, every way. Good communication is at the heart of great teamwork. ...
- Exercise together. ...
- Establish team rules. ...
- Clarify purpose. ...
- Recognize and reward. ...
- Office space. ...
- Take a break.
- What if you did not have to work anymore?
- What if you could have a conversation with your 5 year old self?
- What if you could choose to forget certain memories?
- What if you remembered everything since you were born?
- What if you never had to sleep again?
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- 2 Truths and a Lie. ...
- Guessing Game. ...
- Share a Picture. ...
- Virtual Background Fun. ...
- Share an Object. ...
- Meet the Pets (or Kids, or Partners). ...
- Virtual Tour.
- Do a quiz. ...
- Hold a meeting outside. ...
- Create an interactive agenda. ...
- Provide food. ...
- Make groups. ...
- Change the seating chart. ...
- Play a game of charades. ...
- Ask interesting questions.
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- Telephone Pictionary. Tear or cut sheets of paper into pieces, or give each person playing a notepad, and pass around pens or pencils. ...
- Mafia. This game is also known as Assassin, Werewolf, or Village. ...
- Kings. Shuffle a deck of cards and gather everyone around a table.
- Tug Of War. Hey. ...
- Capture The Flag. I don't know about you, but all my favorite P.E. memories involve playing capture the flag. ...
- Blind Man's Bluff. This is a fun variation of tag where “it” wears a blindfold. ...
- Sharks and Minnows. ...
- Tag. ...
- Freeze Tag. ...
- Red Rover. ...
- Red Light, Green Light.
- Who is your hero?
- If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
- What is your biggest fear?
- What is your favorite family vacation?
- What would you change about yourself if you could?
- What really makes you angry?
- What motivates you to work hard?
- What was your most recent random act of kindness?
- What is one of your favorite family traditions?
- What was your first job?
- What is the scariest or riskiest thing you've ever done?
- What is your guilty pleasure?
- What is an assumption people make about you?
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: a deceptive question that is intended to make one give an answer that is not correct or that causes difficulty.
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- Do you know my birthday?
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- Do you remember the first time we met?
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- How do people see me differently than I see myself? ...
- What/whom did I make better today? ...
- Am I being true to my values? ...
- If I achieved all of my goals, how would I feel? ...
- What haven't I taken the time to learn about? ...
- In what areas of my life am I settling?
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- Where did I come from?
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- How should I live?
- Where am I going?
- When was the last time you tried something new? ...
- Who do you sometimes compare yourself to? ...
- What's the most sensible thing you've ever heard someone say? ...
- What gets you excited about life? ...
- What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
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