The first Block Party goes all the way back to the Gospel of Luke. Levi, a publican begins to follow Jesus. The first thing we know about Levi is that he throws a party, invites a crowd, invites Jesus, and serves some food. It’s all there in Luke 5:27-32 if you want to check it out. We can also come share this impactful message with your church leading up to your event.
Our idea of a block party is to connect your community with your church in a positive way. In our culture today, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get the unchurched into the church building to hear the gospel. We must move outside the walls of the building and get in the community. This may be as simple as hosting an event outside at your church property. This allows the community to see you out in the open and know what is happening. Maybe you need to find a neutral sight like a school or park to host the event. Some churches may even host multiple events in the back yards or streets of their members’ homes to engage the community. We are developing a special program for backyard block parties where you recruit families in your church to host events at their home and invite their neighbors. Other members provide support and we provide fun equipment and some coaching on strategy. Whichever strategy you land on, we are here to help.
Our Block Party packages include a complete and detailed game plan of how to prepare for your event by building a team, promotion, food details, permits, evangelism efforts and more. We also include training for your Block Party team. Additionally, you may find it helpful for us to come and speak on outreach and evangelism leading up to your event. Our Block Party package also includes multiple inflatables, concession machines, games and other equipment to make your event spectacular. See our event pricing sheet for more details on cost and equipment in the packages.