Rather than avoiding Halloween our church redeems the opportunity with a creative outreach. After all how often can you find 85 to 90 percent of your neighbors at home waiting for someone to ring the doorbell?
Here’s what we do.
Step 1 – We send all our children out to trick or treat in their neighborhoods. Every time they receive a treat they give the giver a thank you card in return. The card says, I would like to share with you the best treat Ive ever received. His name is Jesus Christ. The card also has a simple gospel presentation
Step 2 – One person in each family stays home to hand out treats to the neighborhood kids. Along with the treat each child is given an invitation or ticket to come to our church on another date for a harvest party, a concert or another big event.
Step 3 – At our big event we have lots of fun activities for kids to do with their families. We also weave a simple gospel message into the evening of fun and entertainment.