Trick-or-Treating is Missional

I love this post from Jonathan Herron about their church’s halloween plans. He clearly talks about their desire to engage their community like Jesus.  Here’s a chunk:

Catalyst does not have an official position on Halloween.  Some who call Catalyst home choose not to celebrate Halloween because of its pagan origins and dark slant.  Others who call Catalyst home see American culture celebrating an annual children’s holiday that is largely secular and devoid of religious meaning.

We do agree on this:  What other time during the year do you have neighbors coming to your door and providing you rare opportunities for building missional relationships?  Because of this, we unapologetically are embracing the festive opportunity for missional, Kingdom-enlarging purposes.

Our friends at Mainstreet Kent recently approached us about partnering with them to attract families to downtown Kent with engaging, relevant environments on the Friday night prior to Halloween.

Catalyst loves the city.
Catalyst loves serving people.
And Catalyst exists to make Jesus famous – so of course we said yes!

I’m pumped about this opportunity because it enables us to engage the Lost, Let-down, and Looking.  That’s who we exist to reach.

You can read the rest here.

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