Icebreakers For Church Zoom Meetings

Icebreakers for church Zoom meetings

Icebreakers for church Zoom meetings can help your group get to know each other better and can be a fun way to start a meeting. These fun icebreakers can also be faith-based and are great for groups of all ages.

Have each person jot down two things about themselves and one thing that is not true. They can then share these facts with the group.

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1. Random Trivia

This fun, fast-paced game is great for getting people to know each other in a short amount of time. It’s also a great faith-based icebreaker game for adults and teens alike.

This icebreaker will require some prep work on your part, but it’s well worth it for the laughs and new connections you’ll get. Before the Zoom meeting starts, write down character traits or fun facts about your group members on a sheet of paper. Then, when the icebreaker begins, hand out one card to everyone. They’ll look for the card that matches their personality and try to find their partner. The first pair to connect is the winning team. This icebreaker takes about 20 minutes.

2. Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie is an old favorite that is great for groups of any size. This game allows people to learn interesting facts about others, or even themselves. It also gives players a chance to practice being witty without being too obvious with their responses.

To play this icebreaker, everyone sits in a circle. Each person shares three statements, two of which are true and one that is false but sounds like it could be true. The rest of the group then tries to guess which statement is a lie.

This is a good way for a new group to get to know each other. It also makes for an interesting conversation starter about things that are going on in the world today.

3. Guess Where You’re From

Icebreaker games for church events and gatherings are a great way to help new members feel relaxed and welcomed. They also help the group build trust and friendships, laying the foundation for deeper discussions down the road.

This icebreaker game is easy to prepare and can be played with any age group. Just ask the participants to find something that represents them — for example, their favorite hobby, pet, food, or location. They then try to guess what their partner is representing by making sounds like the animal would make.

This virtual icebreaker game requires a bit more prep work than others, but it’s worth the effort. Start the game with each player seated in a circle. Hand each person a card without them seeing it. They then try to advise each other to change their cards for the best chance at winning.

4. Hot Seat

Icebreaker questions are a great way for small groups to get to know one another. These virtual team building icebreakers are easy to learn and non-threatening. Some also help shy members feel more comfortable and allow others to interact with them.

Participants hold all ten fingers or other objects to show that they are ready for the icebreaker. The leader then mutes the music and selects a participant for the hot seat. Other participants can then ask questions of the person in the hot seat using the spotlight feature on Zoom.

Each participant shares a true fact about themselves and then links arms with someone in the group who says a lie about them. The participants then try to identify the lie. Repeat the process for each question.

5. Name Game

This is a fun and silly icebreaker that works for most groups. Ask each participant to share a fact about their name with the group. Once they’ve shared their facts, have them match up with a partner and continue talking.

Churches have been forced to find new ways to connect with their members during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when their home groups were limited due to state and local “shelter in place” laws. Fortunately, tools like Zoom make it easy for churches to connect with their members without having to leave the comfort of their homes.

Have your members write their names on slips of paper and place them in a bowl, basket or bag. Then have each person draw a name and try to guess who’s whose picture they’re drawing.