Episode 440: Best Practices for Participating in a Christmas Parade

In Episode 440 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss how you can use a Christmas parade as a community outreach opportunity.

“What are some of the best practices when it comes to being in a Christmas parade? What would you avoid? We can pass out candy and information, but what do you think about all this?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to get your church involved in the parade
  • What to hand out to community members at the parade

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Attention is not intention, meaning it’s great if you have a good looking float and pass out good candy, but that’s not intention.” – @toddadkins
  • “What can you do in the parade that makes them curious and makes them take some next step that gets them closer to darkening the church’s doors?” – @toddadkins
  • “It gives the whole church an opportunity to be involved and to serve.” – @danielsangi
  • “You have a portion of your church who may never be an usher, but they may love to serve that way.” – @danielsangi
  • “We’ve asked our church to go the the Christmas parade together with the neighbors that they are praying for.” – @danielsangi
  • “It’s a really easy to way to equip and mobilize your church to witness.” – @danielsangi
  • “Inside the bag is a substantial amount of candy and we would put stickers on the front of the bag with our church’s name and the time of our Christmas Eve service and our address.” – @danielsangi

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Published November 18, 2019

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