Churches have discovered that the best way to spread the word of God is to do so through activities which are fun and educating. The same approach is used in schools to help students understand the message and continue to return again and again. As a pillar in the community, the church should focus on bringing people in and sharing the good word with them. The best way to achieve this is with family friendly church activities that offer food, fun and entertainment for a few hours. Here are six ideas for your church to get the ball rolling.
All-Nighter – The Word of Life Superbowl is one of the most popular religious events in the United States. Each year thousands of people attend these all night events that include concerts, fellowship, athletic events, food and fun. And each year the founders of the event are proud of the mass number of people who turn their hearts to the Lord and find his salvation. Check with the organization to find an event near you. Church coordinators then invite parents and youth to partake in the event. You can rent a bus or have multiple volunteer drivers that chaperone the children for the event. It truly is a night to remember.
Family Movie Night – The recreation center of any church is perfect for a family movie night. Choose a Christian favorite that will spread the word for you. Ask for a small donation of $1 to $5 to help offset the cost of food. Use a movie projector to display the film on a wall if you do not have a large projection screen. Offer plenty of free food and beverages for your attendees. You should always start the night with fellowship. For an extra edge, allow the fellowship to be led by some of the youth in your ministry.
Bicycle Treasure Hunt – Put bible knowledge to the test with a Bicycle Treasure Hunt. This activities is fairly simple. Choose a part of town where there are several church going families. Everyone starts at one point and follows clues to get to the next location. You can make it interesting by having each person who has the clue hand out a puzzle piece. When all pieces of the puzzle are collected, it must be put together. The first team to complete the puzzle will win a prize. This is a great event that brings the community together. For more information, click here.
Concert and Game Night – Christian music today is designed to be catchy and desirable to listen to. This is why many popular Christian songs start to appear on secular radio stations. The best part about religious groups is that they are rarely hung up on only performing to large venues. Christian musicians want to spread the word of God to each and every person through their music. Invite your favorite group to perform at your church and invite the community. You can start the night with games to allow the guests to mingle with each other and get to know the word of God and the musical act for the night.