Church Fall Festival
If the Fall Festival is in a Church Fellowship
Hall or tent, set up a table at the entrance and have everyone entering to
register for the free drawing.
This is not Gambling
Gambling is when ...
* Money or something of value which you already own is put at risk.
* If people were asked to buy a chance in a drawing, that would be
gambling. Putting the cost of the chance at risk.
* When the drawing is free, then nothing is put at risk. It is
simply the same as the Lot in the Bible, when the 12 tribes had a
drawing to see who would settle where, hence, who got what? The 12
tribes did not buy a chance or put anything up at risk. It was a
Prearrange a nice prize for the drawing and have
it at the entrance. Have several other drawings during the
festival to keep the excitement level high.
Registration gets the name, address, phone, email,
etc., of everyone entering the Festival.
Not just games
Amongst the games have Information Booths for all the ministries of
the church or at least the main ones. Man each one with the
director of the ministry or knowledgeable person to ask visitors as
they pass, if they know someone who qualifies for that ministry.
"Hello, do you know anyone who is deaf and
might have needs?"
The Director then finds out who the
person is, how they are associated with the visitor, etc. The
Director can also look for an opportunity to witness to these
Also, have a Soul Winning Booth
Man it with 2-3 soul winners using the
= Seated method. This method enables the soul winners to
* Seat visitors for a thorough witness.
Do not discount this method. We use it at all kinds of public
events with many different cultures with very good success.
See Booth Operation.
If children want to see how to be saved and are
with adults, ask all of them to sit. Make the witness
interesting with a
"Pencil Power Point"
(or Witness Graphic
that can be printed out and copied) or some other tool to hold attention.
This is not an untried notion.
We have set up a booth at our Fall Festival and had as many as
18 ask the Lord to save them, children, teens and adults.
It is worth noting that visitors are coming to your premises, "On
Your Turf". They will comply with your rules and for the most
part do as you direct, in order to participate in the free games,
free prizes, free food, etc.
Pastor Lamb in San Antonio set up a tent in a
vacant lot. 700 came through the entrance. 90+ made a
profession (forgot exact number). They willingly gave all the
information asked of them. This church was not at the
visitor's front door, but the visitors were on church property and
G. Steven Andres
Copyright - 1996 to 2010