MBC churches approach Halloween in unique fashion
November 15, 2005
DIAMOND – A couple of Missouri Baptist Churches took unique approaches to Halloween this year – and both paid eternal dividends.
First Baptist Church, Diamond, held a “Trunk-or-Treat” event from 6-8 p.m., as an alternative to celebrating Halloween. Numerous church members dressed in fun costumes and handed out candy from the decorated trunks of their cars. The church also provided hot chocolate, brochures and salvation tracts.
More than 300 of the area children plus their parents came dressed fit for the occasion.
“What an exciting outreach and time of fellowship. It was a great way to meet the public,” said Ron Crow, pastor. “The church plans on this being an annual event for many years to come.”
Meanwhile, Miner Baptist Church in Sikeston held its fifth annual Judgment House. The event resulted in the Gospel being presented to more than 4,000 people, with 559 receiving Jesus as their savior over eight nights. Of the 4,072 guests who walked through the haunted house alternative, 1,061 were counseled, 944 made some type of decision, and 385 rededicated their lives, said Mitchell Jackson, pastor.
These were but two of many approaches that a growing number of MBC churches used as alternatives to the traditionally unscriptural celebration of Halloween.