Lately, we’ve been trying to zero in on some good ways to share the gospel with Harrison County, WV. Do we expect an unbeliever to show up at church on Sunday morning? Do we go door-to-door and invite them? Do we pass out flyers at the mall? Do we simply invite our friends? If they do show up on Sunday morning, is the ‘service’ appropriate for them?
Perhaps the title of this post gives away a little too much. We finally decided to have an ‘event’ every Saturday night throughout the summer. We currently plan to rotate between having a film and theology (film and spirituality or reel theology … you get the idea) and an improv comedy night.
Film and Theology night is planned to be set up like James Harleman does at Mars Hill. Watch the movie and afterwards have someone talk about the movie and its spiritual influences and consequences.
The improv comedy night is much more simple. Enjoy improv comedy (think – Who’s line is it anyway?) for an hour or so and then present the gospel in 5 or 10 minutes.
We are still in the ‘come and see’ stage, but we are identifying common ground to communicate the gospel and meet our community.
I plan to keep blogging about resources that I find in case any one else is interested in pursuing some of these same avenues.
Ok this one is really cool. Watch the video at Pubtricks. The person changes the card seemingly by waving it. This one seems very difficult, but usable. I just might have to buy this one. I’ll be disappointed if I just find out that he has two cards glued together. If I do, I won’t tell you how it works.
Since I’m not allowed to use the word in my own home, I figured I’d put it on my blog. Take the Stupid Tester quiz. It’s pretty fun (especially if you get a good low score).
Your Score Summary
Overall, you scored as follows:
97% scored higher (more stupid),
1% scored the same, and
2% scored lower (less stupid).
You are 2% stupid. This means…
Pubtricks has a ton of videos of card and ‘magic’ tricks. They’re a lot of fun to watch. And when you want to learn how to perform the trick you can buy the solution. No, I don’t have any videos there, so – no I don’t make any money for sending you there. Enjoy. It reminds me of when I was a kid and Mr. Puff (not positive that was his real name or even his stage name) would perform a whole ‘magic’ show for our children’s church. He had a goofy car with his name on the side that I’d see around town. He loved God and would tell everyone one he could about Jesus. It’s amazing how he was able to use illusions to share the gospel. I can’t imagine that he is still alive, but praise God for his ministry.
Anyone else have a similar ministry or at least thought about it?
Ok… Here’s some fun for the creative.
There is a couple at the church front doors. They are reading a sign. What does the sign say? The Original from ReverendFun is hidden below.
I heard someone say today, “Oh, nevermind. I answered my own question.”
I wanted to reply, “Did you get it right?”
I refrained. So … if you answered your own question incorrectly, would you know it?