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Pursue At Halloween

By: Julie Hammer

Over the past year and a half, our church has sought to intentionally pursue relationship with God and people who need to know Christ. Each year, we engage the neighborhood around our church through First Family Fun Fest. This Halloween, we want to engage our own neighborhoods as well. Regardless of what we believe about Halloween, it’s the one day our neighbors come out of their homes and talk to their neighbors! Let’s take advantage of this opportunity!

This year, don’t turn off the porch light and go to bed early! This year, you can walk through the open door that Halloween presents to PURSUE relationship with your neighbors so they will know Christ.  Here are five simple ideas. 

  1. Hang out on the porch or driveway to give out candy.
  2. Provide refreshments for parents. If they stop to have a glass of lemonade or a soda, get to know their names and where they live in the neighborhood.
  3. Get festive! Decorate your house. Set up a game or two on your driveway for kids to play. Use your kid’s games or see Julie Hammer to check out a game from First Family Fun Fest. Give candy as a reward.
  4. Give out a LIGHT UP Kids Ministry promo to every kid who comes to your house. Encourage kids to wear the glow bracelet for safety. Encourage parents to check out the FBCL Kids Ministry website and Facebook page. Light Up kits will be available in the Worship Center Atrium.
  5. Learn your neighbors’ stories. Whether you are handing out candy or out trick-or-treating with the kids, ask questions … get to know their stories. Pay attention and look for opportunities to serve them later. Then, follow through and serve them! This might actually lead to them eventually coming to faith in Jesus.

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

We would love to see what you are doing to intentionally engage with your neighbors this Halloween. Take pictures throughout the night and post on social media with the following hashtag: #fbclpursue