I realize a lot of churches have problems with Halloween and I understand why, but along with the problems it is a fantastic opportunity for evangelism!
Here's why: people are thinking about death, dying, and the afterlife more than any other time of year. Yes, their views are totally wrong and distorted, but at least they are thinking about it. Following are some not very subtle suggestions that people may want to consider Jesus—the one person who conquered death.
These cards have the thought-provoking challenge on the front and then on the back you can either put websites for them to check out in more detail (as I did on one of the cards) or you can link them to other websites or sources at your church. Best of all, consider a time at your church holding some Bible Studies for people to consider the Christian faith.
If you hold a Trunk or Treat or other event, these are great to put into goodie bags. You can do that at home also.
Just like the Apostle Paul used the idols of Athens as a bridge to sharing the true God, we can take an admittedly horrible time of year and use it to tell people about Jesus.
Resources to help you share the gospel at Halloween
Below are both business cards and half-page size cards or bulletin inserts for your inspiration.
Following them is the text on the cards and then after that a downloadable ZIP.
Text for Halloween Business Cards
Front of card
Halloween, a fun time for tombstones, ghosts, and all things scary. . . . .
We can laugh at death when it’s part of a Halloween spook house, but we don’t laugh when it touches someone we love or when we must face it—and that’s ahead of us all.
This Halloween, check out the one person in all of history who conquered death—Jesus.
On the back of this card are resources to help.
Halloween is fun, but it’s also time to consider eternally serious and truly scary questions.
Back of Card
Life is short; eternity is not. You owe it to yourself to carefully research what happens after you die. We believe your choice is between a literal, real heaven or hell—not a Halloween fantasy.
The sites below are about Jesus and the truth about life after death.
Text for half-page cards, flyers, bulletin inserts
Halloween, Fun time for
tombstones, ghosts, and
all things scary...
But what about when it isn’t Halloween?
We can laugh at death when it’s part of a Halloween spook house, but we don’t laugh when it touches someone we love or when we must face it.
This Halloween, take some time to check out the one person in all of history who conquered death—Jesus.
His resurrection is the key belief of the Christian faith and what makes Jesus unique among religious leaders.
We invite you to be part of activities at our church or you can check facts online and in
private. Take time, ask questions, research the answers.
Halloween might be a fun time, but seeking serious answers to life-changing subjects is
On the back of this card are events, websites, and other resources for you to find out more.
Below is the ZIP file that contains all the Halloween evangelism files
The files are in both ready-to-print PDF format and editable MS Publisher files; also included are images of the publications and an MS Word file of the text.
Click on this link to download the ZIP FILE: halloween-evangelism-files