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Christian Halloween?

I was searching Google today and noticed how many people were typing in the search term “Christian Halloween”. That got me thinking and also gave me hope. A few years ago it seemed like most Christians did not want to participate in Halloween but now we are beginning to look at as an outreach opportunity.

And it is truely an ministry. Churches are having trunk-or-treat events and alternative Halloween parties and they are using these to reach out to their communities.

As a partner in Memory Cross we have felt that Halloween provided a number of opportunities to reach out. First for those communities that still trick or treat we have an opportunity to share the Gospel. The more facinating we can make the tract the more likely that it will get read.

For churches that are having Trunk-or-Treat events they can be a great outreach opportunity. Our church has done it for the last few years and we’ve had hundreds of kids from the community come out. They’ve enjoyed getting candy, eating hot dogs, playing games and riding on the hay ride. We’ve also provided information to each child and parent about our church.

Bill Gibson, one of the founders of Memory Cross said we’ll change Halloween to Hallelujah for the King.

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September 14, 2009 - Posted by | 1 | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I like how you said, “Hallelujah for the King.” That was good!!!

    Comment by time2stand | October 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Please keep in mind, that a part of the issue for a Christian is the need to not associate ourselves with the appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22. Each Church must ask the question “Does my church’s participation in Halloween associate it with the appearance of evil?” “What does my church’s participation in Halloween do to our testimony to our members and the neighborhood around us?”

    Thank you for bringing these issues to the public’s attention.

    Comment by Rob Barkman | October 19, 2010 | Reply


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