Street Evangelism

Discussion in 'Missions / Witnessing / eVangelism' started by swaimj, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. swaimj

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    Our church is located in the inner city and we have a large parking lot. We are discussing haveing a street fair next year for our community for the purpose of getting to meet our neighbors and for evangelizing.

    I want to get a team together and do some on-the-street skits/plays with an evangelistic message. Does anyone have experience doing this? Does anyone know of a source for materials for this type of skit/play? I'd love to hear about what you have done.
     
  2. Jim1999

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    SwaimJ, that sounds very enterprising for your church, and I wish them well.

    Live theatre got its beginnings with passion plays and other gospel presentations in the form of a play.

    I had a dear friend who went about street preaching. During the war he was in Australia, where they take their politics very seriously. He couldn't get an audience, so he bought a bell and starting ringing it as he walked. Down with the Labour Party, he shouted...Down with the Labour Party...He soon had a crowd of men closing in on him....then, he said, "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I shall give thee rest." Down with THAT labour party,,,Jesus said.

    He was sharp as a tack right to his dying day and he did it all in street preaching..that was his lifelong ministry.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Jim1999,
    That's a great story! :D
    I'll use that sometime, I'm sure.
     
  4. Ben W

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    That is a good idea, often these fairs can work really well at traditional times like Easter or Christmas.

    You could do what the Salvation Army did in the begining and move your church into the Parking Lot!
     
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    Music is always a great draw. In my "street" days, I hooked up an amplifier to a battery on my car and played guitar (folk). Always drew a crowd.

    I used the tunk of my car as a "platform"; you can build a portable stage since it is right there in your church.
     

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