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WW Ministry Flea Market Button - Soul Winning, Open Air Flea Market Place
Open Air Flea Market Place soul winning effective furnishing, set-up,
witnessing, follow-up, discipleship, booth operation, training and instructing
Baptist churches to touch their Community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Soul-Winning in the Open Air Flea Markets, Mercados, Bazaars, Open Air
Markets, Market Days, Trade Days, Courthouse Square, Street Fair, Street Sales,
Market Trail Days, training and instructing Baptist churches to do booth work
for witnessing, following-up, discipleship
Wouldn't you like to take the Gospel
to a whole new
group of people that you may not engage at any other time or place in your
You can at local ...
* Flea Markets
* Trade Days
* Market Days
* Market Trail Days
* Open Air Markets
Employ soul winning, evangelism, witnessing, follow-up, discipleship or easily
This is truly "Market Place Evangelism"
Taking soul winning to commercial exchanges.
The apostle, Paul, went to public gatherings, where travelers stopped and bought
items for resale or sold items gathered at the previous city.
Peter recognized the potential of Pentacost, an ideal time. Pilgrims were
in town for spiritual reasons, but also to hear the latest ...
Jesus went to the Samaritan Water Well where people were coming and going.
Paul went up on Mars Hill where the men liked to gather to discuss new ideas.
Paul found Lydia down by the river where the women were apt to publicly gather
Ezekiel is the poster boy for Market Place Evangelism. He had all kinds of
methods to witness to the populace.
Why go to Flea Markets?
Many Good Reasons ...
* People come to you. They are on your turf.
* People congregate at Markets in large numbers.
* People are looking to be shown something new.
People feel comfortable talking about spiritual things while in
public places (this seems untrue, but we have proved.
Hearts are open to input. A person who might be defensive at
their front door, will be more open out in the public. We have
proven this in every event over the last 30 years.
In a commercial atmosphere, people have the notion that an exchange
of ideas is possible. Like being on neutral territory.
In actuality, they will be on your turf and you have a lot more
freedom to witness for Jesus Christ.
* Flea Markets are not like festivals, which occur for one weekend per
* Flea Markets do not demand that you rent a booth every weekend, but
just when you can schedule it.
* Flea Markets seem to give the impression that there is an exchange,
give and take, bargain, barter, lets make a deal. So buyers expect
to be approached. They expect to hear the other side of the
How does one get started?
Look before you set up
Scout the local flea markets for the best attended.
Establish the cost per day or weekend.
Observe the flow of traffic and attempt to secure a booth in an
advantageous place. This is not as necessary as one might
think. God can bring them to you, if they are in the same
Determine if the booth must be rented every week or can it be rented
as you have time to devote.
What is needed?
Inexpensive, light, effective
3 Door Board
3 Tables ($20 to $25 each) with spill-proof covers
6-8 Chairs (attempt to buy used chairs from a rental company at $6-8
ea. Light and comfortable)
The Next Step Tracts
1 Canopy if Booth is outside
Plastic Bins with Lids for storage and transporting
Ministry Banner (Do not advertise your church. Try to use something that catches the eye, but not tip off what you are doing. Example: Exchange Junk for Gold)
Who can help?
Anyone who is willing to witness.
Flea Markets are excellent for Seniors
* Not a lot of walking
* Can be operated in-doors, heated and cooled
* Able to do a lot of sitting if need be
Flea Markets are good for Teens
* Keeps them corralled in one area
* They are able to gets lots of hands-on experience
* They pick-it-up quickly
If they do not know how to witness, our Witness Pamphlet is useful.
Our Witness Pamphlet is designed to
* Relate the Gospel
* Bring the Witness to a close with a Prayer
* Warn the prospect of insincerity
* Point the prospect towards the help they need
The Greeting, Meeting and Seating is done by a
familiar with the
, who passes prospects to
Team Soul Winning
What is the required experience level?
* None needed
* The inexperienced may ...
No prior experience necessary.
* On-the-job training
* No books to buy
* No tapes to buy and listen to
* No weeks of classroom workshops or training
Can I sell and evangelize?
"Double minded man is unstable"
The best of intentions are often dashed on the rocks of making money. Certainly, everyone should be a good witness when selling. But very few can soul win and sell at the same time.
See a working Flea Market Ministry
The Web Site is not necessary!