Get enough chairs to have one for each participant then remove one chair.
In this icebreaker / crowdbreaker, youth will discover some common characteristics of others in the group.
Arrange the chairs in a circle.
- Sit the group in a circle.
- Stand in the center of the circle, and ask one person in the group “Do you love your neighbor.”
- The person you ask can give either of two possible responses: 1) “Yes” and then the youth on his/her right and left must switch seats. OR 2) They can say “no but I love everyone who…” has brown hair, is wearing blue, has been water skiing, name starts with K…
- Everyone who meets the characteristic has to get up and change seats to a new seat.
- While people are changing seats the person in the center of the circle tries to grab one of the empty chairs.
- Whoever is left without a seat get to repeat the process of asking someone in the circle “Do You Love Your Neighbor?”
- What types of people do you find it easy to love? Difficult to love?
- What are some ways that people show their love toward others?
Scriptures tell us that others will know that we are Christians by our love. We are told to love not only those people we can get along with, but to also love our enemies.
Commit to one way to show love for your neighbor this week.
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