The Central Baptist Association is glad to announce that we now have a block party trailer! Some people may ask, what in the world do I do with a block party trailer? Over the past few years many followers of Christ have hosted block parties to engage people with the gospel. As the effectiveness of many traditional outreach methods have waned, the idea of having a block party has been growing.
In a discussion our pastors had at the end of the summer we concluded that going door-to-door inviting people to a block party is more effective than surveying. Block parties open up a natural way we can build relationships with people. After attending a number of block parties this summer hosted by CBA churches, I had the opportunity to meet many new people as a complete stranger.
What is in our block party trailer? You can find out everything we have in our trailer by going to our web site at www.cbaow.net and going to the “block party” trailer link. We have everything needed to host a block party including a sno-cone machine, popcorn machine, tables, chairs, tents, etc.
Who comes to a block party? The people most likely to come to a block party are usually families with children. However, people of all ages are welcome and are encouraged to come. This summer I attended a block party in Lacrosse where Three Rivers Church had more than 300 people in attendance. People found out about the block party through newspaper ads, work of mouth, flyers, and just by seeing the signs.
What is the purpose of a block party? The ultimate purpose of a block party is to share Jesus with people. By engaging people in conversation in a relaxed atmosphere where food is being shared and games are being played, there is often a great deal of authentic conversation.
Where should we have a block party? The best place to have a block party is out in the community where people can see you. If your church is on a major road that can often be a good location as well.
How do I rent the trailer from the CBA? You need to go to our web site to find out the procedure. Our goal is to have as many churches use the trailer as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
May the Lord use this trailer as a tool to reach many new people for Jesus’ sake.