Getting acquainted, starting discussions, introducing new concepts, summing up learnings, and evaluating experiences are common in church settings - Sunday School classes, fellowship groups, short-term studies or project groups, administrative councils, mission teams, choirs, pot-luck table groups.
Most often, we depend on name tags as the means of people getting acquainted. However, name tags can be much more than a way to remind us of names – they can be the stimulus for personal or theological reflection, a means for helping those who think better with pictures than words to enter a discussion, or even a way to start the painful process of evaluating an event that didn’t seem to excite the folks for whom it was planned.
This packet includes creative ways to use not only name tags, but 3x5 cards, potatoes, newspapers, poetry and more as a means for getting acquainted, starting discussions, introducing concepts, summing up conversations, and evaluating events. Each activity is coded for use in one to three of these categories