This past weekend I had the honor to travel to Sacramento, California for some ministry. Since it was a fairly new crowd, I decided I needed to “break the ice.”
There are many ways we can do this: humor, introducing our family or telling a good story.
Well, I went on a limb and tried something completely different. This icebreaker would either serve its purpose or put me in a hole so deep that I would lose them for good.
What I did was more than break the ice, I cracked the whole frozen lake.
What did I do?
I took a selfie with the congregation.
Yup, a selfie. You can see the pic here.
It turned out that they loved it! Instead of them giving me a death stare, they smiled into the camera.
We had a great laugh.
I spoke on God’s love.
I’m glad that my judgment didn’t lapse with this group.
I would love to hear from you.
Question: What are some methods that you use when speaking to a new group?