How To Get Started
with a Soul Winning Booth
at Fairs and Festivals
Friday, April 04, 2014
Table of Contents
Determine what is available
* Out of Town
Determine what is
* Call the Local Chamber of Commerce and ask about a Fair and
Festivals in the area.
* Ask which events rent
booth space to vendors and
* They will want to know what you sell. Tell them you
do not sell anything, but freely make Gospel Literature available and
will be working with or out of __________ Baptist Church. Be
sure to let them know it is a Baptist Church, so they will not think
it is some kind of cult. If your church has a bad name in the
community or considered a cult by the public, do not give them the
name, but work as an individual or personal ministry.
* List Events renting
* Obtain dates.
* Ask for Contact names and numbers.
Call the Contacts and ask for ...
* Cost to rent space
* Days Event is operational
booths will be operational
* Time for
booths set up and removal
* Contact name at Event
* Electricity for lights if operational after dark
* Electricity for lights should be free, so do not pay for it
* Cost for admission, if applicable, Free Passes?
* Cost for parking, if applicable, Free Passes?
* If a multi-day Event, does
booth have to be open every day
* If must be open every day, does it have to be manned all
* Ask for an Application to be sent to you.
Booth Contracts usually answer most questions, not all
Events use Contracts
* Is Insurance demanded?
* Try not to be put with the non-profits, but in with Arts &
Crafts or Commercial
booths, cost may be a factor
* Deadline for Contracts or Checks
* How many
spaces were rented last year. If you have a choice, go to the
Event with the most spaces rented last year
* Is there a Carnival. If you have a choice, go to the
Event with a Carnival.
* Is there a Parade. If you have a choice, go to the
Event with a Parade, even if you have no intention of Tracting the
Out of Town
Do the same thing with the Chambers of Commerce in good size towns
within an hour or two. Most cities do not have enough Events
to support a church's Public Event Ministry, so it will be necessary to get
out of your city limits. An Event once or twice a year is not
enough to keep interest up. Shoot for something monthly,
bi-monthly or quarterly during the tolerable weather season.
Most question the wisdom of going out of town. "Prospects
cannot get to my church".
Look at the Public Event Ministry the way you do the Nursing Home
Ministry. The people being ministered to will never come to
church, but the people doing the ministering will
* grow in the Lord
* become effective soul winners
* learn to follow-up in the booth
* even learn to disciple when at home
* learn to work for the benefit of others
The above benefits will spill over into other ministries of the
church and soon your people will be talking to Family, Friends,
Neighbors, Workmates and Schoolmates. These are the prime
candidates for building your church and you will be in their hot
G. Steven Andres
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