Good icebreaker questions help people get acquainted and relax when they’re around people they don’t know. Use icebreakers to warm up the group when the group is first starting up or whenever newcomers join the group – or just for fun anytime.

Choose from these useful icebreaker questions.

  • Where are you from?
  • What’s your favorite (choose one): sport, hobby, movie, or TV show, and why?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?
  • If you could meet one person from history, who would you choose, and why?
  • What do you remember most clearly about your home town?
  • What are the oldest and newest items in your wallet, and what do they say about you?

Think of your own warm up questions.

  • Make sure they are fun or interesting, engaging, non-threatening.
  • Don’t use questions that require prior knowledge of the group or its members.
  • Don’t use questions that require any kind of Bible knowledge.
  • Don’t use questions that put people on the spot about their lives.

In other words, use only questions which everyone in the group can easily answer. The point is to engage people and help them relax in a fun way, not to put them on the spot or make them feel awkward or inadequate.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. In your experience, what makes for a great warm up question?
  4. Which question above do you like the best, and why?
  5. Brainstorm some icebreaker questions that meet the standards above.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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