How to Set Up
a Soul Winning
Friday, April 04, 2014
* Inside a Building
* Outside a Building
* Front Table
* Rear Tables
* 3 Door Board
* Floor Tarp
Inside a Building
booth is to be inside a building, state and regional
fairs will usually
provide partitions in increments of 10 ft x 10 ft squares,
allowing for 100 square foot
booth spaces. County fairs
may provide partitions, but many do not. Festivals usually
do not have "inside"
booth space. A
canopy can be setup
inside a building to help define the
booth space and provide a
means to hang a banner and wall-type partitions.
For pictures of how the booth is laid out, see the next paragraph.
Outside a Building
booth is outside, a
canopy will be needed for shade,
privacy, displaying a banner and blocking the wind.
The front table should be 4 ft to 6 ft long. Any longer
and entrance into the
booth will become problematic. A
wipe-able table cover is vital to cover materials, etc., under
the table and make the front of the
booth attractive, appearing
clean and orderly. Bright colors can be helpful, but stay
away from the "neon" colors (they seem to depict
The 2 rear tables should be 1.5 ft by 3 ft or a little larger.
Remember space is vital. Covers matching the front table are nice.
Again they should be wipe-able.
6 to 10 folding chairs will be needed. 2 to 4 of these
chairs can be kept folded, but handy for quick use.
Folding chairs with plastic bottoms and backs from a
rental place are the best. They are light. They nest
together for ease of transfer from storage to
booth. A bungee
cord around 3 or 4 at a time makes them easy to carry. Rental
shops will occasionally sell used ones at a reduced price. We
have a set of these chairs in use for years and suspect will be
available for use many more. A Christian rental shop may
donate a set. Regular folding, metal chairs can be used if
events are only available once a year, but if working every 1-2 or 3
months, try to make everything easier to handle, so the work does
not become a drudge.
2 stools can be used for those working up front. But
it is best to stay standing to maintain an aggressive position
to deal with the public. Stools are a must for
missionaries, planning to work all day everyday.
Workers are not
going to be in the
booth more than 2-4 hours and they can take
turns up front.
Wal-Mart has folding stools. The tall ones are
useful up front in the
Use a 3 ft x 5 ft banner on the back wall, using the canopy
frame to stretch it with bungee cords. Too much tension
will damage the Banner.
Vinyl material with stitched hems works very well.
Vinyl letters are glued on, but we have used the same banner for
years and they will hold up if transported in a shipping tube or
plastic pipe. Roll them up with the letters on outside.
Do not be tempted to hang a lot of signs and
banners. Use the same reasoning as good printers use: lots of
"White Space". Figure out the most important information that
needs to be told, then put it on a banner and let it suffice.
Use lots of "White Space" on the banner, too.
Some want to use the banner as advertisement.
This is a mistake. Use the banner as a tool to accomplish what
you came for. We use ours as a means to seat prospects for a
thorough witness. Save your advertising for the materials
Obtained from Amazing Grace Mission
3 Door Board
* God Cannot Lie, I Tim 2:1
* God Cannot Change, Mal 6:4
* God Cannot let anyone into heaven unless they are born again,
Board is 1/2 to 3/4 plyboard, 18" H x 36" long
Sign is 6" x 30"
3 Door Board Usage
Amazing Grace Mission
To be used when setting up in a sandy, dusty or weedy
environment. Can be used over a little mud, but if too muddy,
ask those running the Fair or Festival to give you a better place.
A 10 x 10
tarp may be difficult to find. The next best is 10 x 12.
Use one with a little higher "Mil" thickness than normal "Blue"
tarps, because it will be walked on and table legs can be damaging.
Use 1-3 plastic bins
to store all supplies and to transport to events. Secure the
lids for protection. They can be put under the front table
Decision Cards - for
Certificates - for prospect retention
Step - for prospect guidance
Complete 4 page Pamphlet
4 page, 2 leaf, pamphlet showing Scripture for most
of the needs of a new convert.
Overhead view of a typical
booth. Prospects pass by in front of the
Board at the top of drawing.
G. Steven Andres
Copyright - 1996 to 2010