MBC uses MMO funds to buy block party equipment
By Bob Baysinger
May 11, 2004
|Josiah Caldwell, son of Bob Caldwell, director of evangelism for the Missouri Baptist Convention, practices his throwing on a piece of the block party equipment that is available for churches to use in evangelistic outreach events this summer. Pathway photo by Bob Baysinger|
JEFFERSON CITY – Block Party trailer equipment purchased with Missouri Missions Offering (MMO) money is now available to Missouri Baptist churches to use in evangelistic outreach efforts this summer and fall throughout the state.
Bob Caldwell, Missouri Baptist Convention evangelism director, said the equipment will open doors for churches to share Christ in their communities.
“Block parties provide great opportunities for churches to minister to their communities, improve their image in the community, have fun with the unchurched, increase their prospects and provide a variety of platforms to share the Gospel,” Caldwell said.
The Block Party Trailer contains: a bounce house with blower, portable sound system, popcorn popper, dual free-throw game, tent canopy and evangelism tools such as IQ tests and tracts, three-door soul winning unity, power band beads, fish pond game, lollipop ring toss, tic-tac-toe game, baseball throw game, plastic swimming pool with ducks and a washer game.
The trailer and equipment is available to churches and ministries of the MBC, Caldwell said. Reservations must be made by calling the MBC evangelism department at (573) 636-0400, extension 655.
Caldwell said a recovery fee of $200 will be charged for the use of the trailer. In addition to the fee, a $200 deposit will be required to encourage the care and preservation of the trailer and its contents. The deposit will be returned when the trailer and contents are returned in good condition.
“We pray that churches and associations all across the Missouri Baptist Convention will utilize this trailer to draw crowds of all ages with the intentional purpose of sharing the Gospel,” Caldwell said.