please offer ideas! our parish catechists are volunteers of the highest order. each one is entirely orthodox, prayerful and faithful. several are excellent, natural catechists and the rest are really committed to improving methodology and classroom management. i'm so grateful for every single one of them. they are such a diverse group in every-day-life: some are professionals, professors, teachers, pharmacists, business owners, some are SAHParents, some are university students, one fellow is in discernment for the priesthood. what can i say-- they are amazing people who love the Faith and who love their students!!!!
i want to foster a deeper community amongst them (i direct the program with which they volunteer.) last year, i cooked them a super wonderful cuban meal and set pretty tables etc. but i noticed, that though they gathered and prayed together at the beginning of each class session for the whole school year, they still didnt know each other very well at all.
i vowed that this year, i would have some sort of ice breaker at the dinner i serve (a barbecue-- though those pining for the cuban meal may still prevail.) the problem is, the ice breakers i know are more geared toward youth group situations. they seem corney to try on these volunteers.
please help! what kinds of ice breakers would be fun and get people talking?