You do not know a person until you know their story. We each have a story and it is filled with both factual details and personal details. I believe the amount we are willing to reveal to another is in direct proportion to the amount they are able to love us. You cannot love what you do not know.
When a group of people get together, one of the quickest and easiest ways to get to know one another is through the use of questions that prompt us to tell our story. That is the purpose of this book. The material is divided into three sections. New small groups might want to start near the front of the book with questions that are easier to answer.
Getting to Know You is a series of factual questions that will allow you to know someone at a surface level.
Getting to Know What You Think questions are a bit deeper and allow you to begin to know a person’s experiences as well as their thoughts on various subjects.
Getting to Know What You Feel are a series of questions that often require a bit more of thought before answering.
You may ask the questions in a variety of ways:
- Ask everyone in the group the same question
- Have group members open to a random page and answer the first question they see
- Have group members open to a random page and ask another group member the first question they see
You may also use the book in a variety of circumstances:
- As an icebreaker for new groups
- A fun break for groups that have been together a long time
- As a “get to know you” session whenever a new person is added to the group
- The first few minutes of every group meeting
Great for use in small group ministries!
BUY AT AMAZON: What’s Your Story? Icebreaker Questions for Small Groups