Soularium is a pack of 50 pictures that Cru developed for sharing the gospel. It is an especially great tool for sharing the gospel with international students because they can communicate deeper thoughts (via pictures) then they would be able to articulate in English.
Just wanted to share a quick idea of using Soularium picture cards as an Icebreaker as your team plans for the fall.
On our first day back as a team for planning, we spend the majority of the time connecting with each other, sharing about our summers, and talking about how we feel going into the fall.
We pass out Soularium cards and have everyone pick two photos that represent their summer. Each staff then shares for 4-5 minutes about their summer using those two photos. We then ask: “What one card represents how you feel coming into the fall?” We’ve found that it facilitates better (more real) sharing. Having a photo representing their feelings someone helps – staff can share “I’m exhausted” when they might normally gloss over and put up a front.
The Soularium cards are also great for icebreakers for small group Bible studies:
- “Which photo best describes how your week is going?”
- “Think about your life so far. Which image best describes what you’ve experienced spiritually?”
- “As you think about the upcoming year, which picture depicts what you want your walk with God to look at the end of the semester?”
We’ve found that the images are particularly helpful for guys to be able to articulate those mysterious things called “feelings”.