10 Participation questions for missions council or committee meetings

Icebreaker questions and conversation starters for world missions committee meetings

At the beginning of a meeting of your missions council or committee, use one of the following questions, asking for short responses. This instant participation by everybody will be helpful in drawing in shy members. Another benefit of the responses is that they help group members understand a little better what makes each other tick.

  1. What first awakened your interest in missions?
  2. When someone says "missionary," whose name comes to your mind first?
  3. What one word would describe your dream for the ideal missions convention?
  4. At what age do you first remember anything about missions?
  5. What is one exciting thing happening in your world?
  6. If you were offered a free ticket to a mission field of your choice, where would you go?
  7. What three words described the last missions convention you experienced?
  8. If you could entertain or hostd one missionary or couple in your home who would it be? Why?
  9. Complete this sentence. "If I had $100,000 to contribute to one mission field, it would be . . ." Tell why.
  10. Describe a missionary in one word.

Thought-provoking questions like these will encourage conversations about the task of world evangelism. It will help people on the council or committee open up and voice their motivations and passion for the cause of ends-of-the-earth outreach.

Adapted from "Suggestions for roll call" by Evelyn Sutton

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