Christian ice breakers don't have to be used in church alone. In fact, one of the best places that you can use them are in outside Bible studies or small groups. In a church setting, sometimes people don't feel uncomfortable because they can blend into the crowd. In a small group, there's no room to hide.
You have to get to know others or you'll probably end up quitting the group. If you're a small group leader, you'll need to break the ice as quickly as possible. The quicker you can get everyone involved, the better chance of success your group has.
Every group that ever gets together has to find a way to break the ice. In the secular world, 9 times out of 10, people use a different kind of ice breaker...it's called alcohol. In the Christian world, that's probably not a good idea. Therefore, you'll have to be a little more creative. Here are a few simple games that will get everyone involved without feeling silly.
If I Were
One great game is the "If I were" game. It's pretty self-explanatory in that you make statements about things that you would be like if you were something else. For example, "If I were an animal, I would be a laughing hyena because I can't control my laughter." Usually every group has one of these types of people that laughs louder and longer than everyone else. There's nothing wrong with that, but you'll inevitably find one wherever you go.
Some other examples are "If I were a President, I would be Abraham Lincoln because I'm one of the smartest men who ever lived." Ok, this is most likely an exaggeration and will get a few laughs. However, this is the point of the game.
Who Am I?
Another great game is the "Who Am I?" game. In this game, someone writes the names of famous people on little pieces of paper. Each person in the group draws a piece of paper out of the hat and sticks it on their forehead. They then take turns going around the group and asking yes or no questions about their person. The first person to guess who they are wins the game.
Both of these Christian ice breakers can get the conversation flowing in almost any group. If these don't work, you might want to go around the room and check everyone's pulse.