Purpose of a Block Party
An Evangelistic Block Party (EBP) is to reach people for Christ by meeting their needs, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.
Since 1989 this outreach method has been used in many places and in many situations. We reach people by intentionally sharing the gospel in a variety of ways: personal witnessing by trained witnesses, distribution of New Testaments and/or gospel tracts and booklets, and through music, gospel rapping, skits, puppet shows, and any other appropriate way to share the love of Jesus Christ with people.
The ministry of providing a barbecue lunch, or sandwiches and snacks helps to meet a physical need. Many churches also prepare bags of groceries to give away, and very often clothing is given away at the event. Churches should buy prizes or solicited them from local merchants for the prize drawings.
An informal atmosphere of acceptance and friendliness helps to break down social, racial, economic, and religious barriers. This allows EBP workers to build relationships and gain acceptance from those who are present. New friendships will be established with the non-churched.
What is a Block Party
An Evangelistic Block Party is: