Of course, Christmas and Easter are the two major holidays for non-church-goers. Families dress up and fill the pews to capacity. However, with all of the pomp and circumstance of the church service, visitors are forgotten and the church loses a prime outreach opportunity.
If you’ve seen this situation play out at your church, it’s time to think beyond the major holidays and create a plan for outreach. One of the best ways to attract visitors is to host a community-wide event, like a Christian fall festival or Trunk or Treat event. With Christian prizes, fun games, and fall-themed foods, you can create an intimidation-free venue for welcoming non-believers.
Many churches find ideas for fall festivals at www.ctainc.com (Christian Tools of Affirmation). At our site, you’ll find several themes for fall festivals and all of the fall festival supplies you’ll need to make your event a huge success. Browse through gifts—like glow in the dark bracelets, Christian glow sticks, fall festival goodie bags, children’s stickers, kids activity books, and much more.
Many of these religious gifts can also be used for fall festival prizes or as handouts for Trunk or Treat. CTA also offers free resources for fall festivals online—with just one click, the fall festival free resources can be downloaded to your computer.