Tis the season when the nights get longer, days get colder, and the Halloween decorations come out for the scare. Not wanting to question if Christians should “do Halloween” or not, I’m gonna ask how Christians can evangelise on Halloween? Here are 10 ideas…
Dress up as The Holy Ghost.
Jesus said I am The Light of The World. Throw lights, candles, torches, at passing trick or treaters.
Have a bucket of Holy Water. Throw it at any passing vampires.
Carve a really long evangelistic message in a pumpkin.
Dress up as Jesus. Bring any passing zombies back to life.
Any adults at the door helping kids trick or treating? Give them a cup of water, challenge them to ask any passing Jesus to convert it to wine.
Play “The Passion of The Christ” on a big screen outside your house. Its The Passion. You don’t need to explain it to anyone…*
Act out Abraham and Isaac in your front garden**.
Dress up as a giant blue song book, chase people around singing at them.
Have a friend dress up, run along and “die” in the middle of a crowd. Then Jesus comes alongs and sorts him out. (Friend DOES NOT pretend to be a zombie at this point).
*No. Don’t do this. Really don’t do this. You’ll get in trouble, and traumatize people! ** Probably best you don’t do this either.
Previously I’ve wondered what a Christian Halloween Costume may look like, but what about Trick or Treating? What if a Christian wanted to doll out tricks at Halloween? I admit most of these are based on the person at the door dishing out the tricks… this is presuming you can be quick at dishing out the tricks…
But what should should Christian Halloween tricks look like? Here’s out list*:
Open the door, bash them with a Bible. Explain that will teach them for calling you a Bible basher.
Answer the door in tears, explain that you’re looking for your lost coin, and beg for their help.
Dress up as the Pope. Speak to them in Italian. Only Italian.**
Arrange for a sheep to come out your door when it’s open. Explain that you need to run and find it.
Open your door dressed up as Mark Driscoll.
If you’re actually going Trick or Treating, if anyone asks for a trick, run into their house and pray in every room. In tongues. Loudly. Whilst throwing oil all over the place. Leave a church leaflet for when you go.
Alternatively, form a mini choir and sing a number of worship choruses. Loudly, and out of tune. Leave with them with a leaflet saying “If you want to hear more, come to our church”.
Give Bible tracts instead of sweets.
Any more you can suggest?
*All of these are a little silly. Probably best you don’t do any of these.
** Probably not as effective in Italy.