by NewChurches.com: In Episode 431 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how churches can best use Halloween to reach the lost with the gospel.
“What do you think is the best way that churches can leverage Halloween for the gospel?”
In This Episode, You’ll Discover:
A strategy for learning about your neighborhood on Halloween
What makes Halloween a prime missional opportunity
Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):
“If you are going to talk about Halloween, you have to say first and foremost, people should follow their conscience.” – @edstetzer
“Some churches want to do a Halloween alternative. I don’t think that’s the most effective way of using the night.” – @edstetzer
“I believe that Halloween evening is the most opportune moment I get each year to meet my neighbors.” – @edstetzer
“I believe that Halloween night could be the most missional night of the year.” – @edstetzer
“When it comes to a church event, if it happens on some other day than Halloween, it is an effective way for your church members to invite their neighbors.” – @danielsangi
“For you to be standing outside invites more conversation than hiding inside.” – @edstetzer
“If you disagree with this, it’s OK. This is one of those areas that I see a Romans 14 moment and we have to respect one another’s views.” – @edstetzer
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