In church communications, we do what we do because we believe that the eternal destinies of people depends on how they respond to Jesus. We know that–but in the midst of long days and overwhelming demands it is easy to forget.
Halloween gives us an opportunity to use our communications to challenge people to explore the claims of Jesus--but it takes a lot of work to do that. The communications below will help you:
Just click on the links below each entry to go to the additional information.
Why everything sinful about Halloween makes it perfect for Outreach!
Lots of churches don't do outreach events at Halloween because they think they are sinful--but this brief video shows you how the very things that make Halloween sinful and repulsive to many church people--the focus on death, the supernatural and similar things are what make Halloween a PERFECT time for outreach.
Church Halloween Celebrations: why having fun and not sinning is not the point
Many churches work hard to put on neighborhood outreach events such as Trunk or Treat--this blog challenges churches to make the event more than fun, but a time to connect with the church and think about Jesus.
Halloween Communications for before, during, and after your event
To help people connect with your church and consider Jesus at Halloween, you need concrete communications. This sections give you an overview and links you to them.
Church Bulletin Insert motivation for your congregation to invite friends to church Halloween Events
This bulletin insert reminds your congregation that they don't have to win to world to Jesus--they just need to invite friends to church outreach events.
Halloween Outreach Videos and how to use them to reach unchurched people for Jesus
Here are two very powerful videos, under two minutes each that challenge people at Halloween to think about Jesus. For Effective Church Communication Members, you can download the HD versions of the videos. Everyone can link to or embed the YouTube versions on your websites for Halloween Outreach.
CASE STUDY: How to be more successful in recruiting volunteers for church outreach events
Though the specific event used here is Halloween, the principles work for any time you need to recruit volunteers to help with church events.
A very FREE, FUN, EASY, and Creative tool for Halloween graphics
This is SO much fun! It is a short presentation of a free and very easy and fun program you can use to create and modify Halloween communications.