Fall is rapidly approaching with all of its routines and schedules. As you plan for another year of ministry, don’t forget to plan a fun fall activity for your children’s ministry. Whether you plan a trunk-or-treat or a harvest festival, a fall ministry event is a great, family outreach event for the following reasons.
- Reach your community!
Fall festivals are the perfect event to invite your community’s children and families to. Because they are low-key events with a family focus, families in your community will be able to attend without feeling pressure to begin attending your church right away.
- Engage families!
The first couple months of the school year can be a busy time for families, but a fall festival provides a time for them to reconnect before the holiday season. Plan activities which involve the family working together, instead of dividing attendees up by ages.
- Reconnect with others!
All of the connections made during summer outreach ministries, such as VBS, can be strengthened through a fall festival. By bridging the gap between summer and Christmas, fall festivals provide a wonderful opportunity to deepen relationship with families who don’t regularly attend your church.
- Grow your ministry!
A fall festival provides a natural way to invite families to your church. Ask Sunday School teachers to help with the event, and promote your Sunday School program with a short video or leaflet. Sharing about the other children’s ministries you offer communicates with parents that you care about the spiritual lives of their children.
- Bonus: Reuse Shipwrecked VBS supplies!
Did you do the Shipwrecked VBS theme? Great! Well, it’s no coincidence that Group Publishing has a similar Fall Fest theme. Make an island theme even more dazzling with recycled decor. Although this does not apply to everyone, it is a great way to cut down on costs of decor.
If you’re looking for an easy way to get started, planning an incredible fall festival can be as simple as ordering a kit! And that’s why we love Treasure Hunt– A one-night, 2-3 hour outreach event for families that works like a mini-VBS with a theme and activity stations. Treasure Hunt uses arts and crafts projects, stories, and activities to bring families together and show children that they were created by God for a unique purpose.
Find out more about Treasure Hunt by checking out our website!