Fall is here! And so is the Halloween buzz. Costume shops have been open for weeks and candy is in every grocery store. According to National Retail Federation’s online Halloween Headquarters, “more than 157 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year.” That’s almost 50% of our population, participating in the same event, which offers us a unique opportunity to make God’s Story known in our communities.
At Halloween, evangelism comes to your doorstep! Are you ready?
Halloween is the one night that brings everyone outside at the same time for the same reason. Your neighbors will come to your door, giving you the chance to give more than just a treat. With a little planning, you can give the hope of God's rescue and get to know your neighbors better. Here are some ideas to get you started:
home outreach ideas
- Give a copy of The Story Booklet (English, Spanish, German) to every trick-or-treater
- Give every trick-or-treater The Story Bracelet with Gospel card
- Setup a refreshment table with snacks and warm drinks to encourage community
- Setup a monitor to continuously loop The Story Short Film
- Create a personal account at ViewTheStory.com to track your outreach impact
church outreach ideas
- Host a trunk-or-treat event in the parking lot and invite the community
- Purchase copies of The Story Booklet (English, Spanish, German) and Bracelet Kits for your church members hosting outreaches in their neighborhoods
- Setup a refreshment table with cider and snacks to encourage conversation
- Setup a film screen and speakers to continuously loop The Story Short Film
- Create a Group for your church members at ViewTheStory.com to track your collective impact this Halloween
Whether your outreach will be at home or at church, our mission is to multiply your Gospel reach with your neighbors, in your community, and around the world, and it is made possible because of our generous donors. Their gifts allow Spread Truth to provide everyone with free access to our tech-based solutions and tools.
And donor support also allows us to offer a Halloween promotion on store purchases. Gifts like theirs multiply the reach of the Gospel for us all.
Order your outreach materials by October 26 to get free shipping* and be ready to share God's Story at your doorstep.
Your commitment to make Gospel Everywhere your everyday mission is a great encouragement. We want to pray for you and your event, so be sure to give us the details of your outreach. And afterward, be sure to tell us how it went!
Also, please consider partnering with us as a donor to send the Gospel even further. Every gift enables us to make God's Story available and accessible to everyone, everywhere in the world's top languages for maximum impact. Together, let's make Gospel Everywhere a reality.
*Free Shipping Details: Applies to orders $50 or more for ground shipping only on orders placed October 5–26, 2015.