“You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:14 & 16
Prior to the night of October 31st, carve out some time to start praying as a family for this outreach. Pray for new relationships to be developed in your neighborhood, and for existing ones to be deepened. God is already at work in the lives of your neighbors, so join Him in it!
In the midst of whatever your plans for October 31st are, make space to listen to the Spirit of God as He guides you.
This outreach event is just the beginning! Follow up with your neighbors to continue the relationship. Get to know their names and invite them over some time.
Set up a table in your driveway or on your front yard and light it up with glow sticks or lights. This idea centers around a simple hospitality table. Make it warm and inviting.
provide hot drinks: coffee, tea, hot chocolate, apple cider
provide a snack (for the adults): chips, doughnuts, brownies
provide candy for the kiddos
Include gospel of John’s, church invite card, alpha invite card
Either place these on the table and kindly offer them to parents or kids with parents permission. Or you can place them in a nicely packaged small cellophane bag with the candy. Do not replace Gospel of John’s with candy or tracks.
Have a speaker outside and play some upbeat positive music
Set up a quick game. i.e. bobbing for apples, bean bag toss etc.
Make your own cookie. Have a space where kids can decorate their own cookie.
Have a portable heater where people can warm their hands