New Life Cookout
Engaging the Community for Evangelism
Lawton, Okla. » In September, the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church had an old-fashioned cookout. We believe in engaging the community. Christ mingled with the crowd and in the city with His people. An old-fashioned cookout can be affordable and engages the community with fun games, activities for the kids, as well as themes for the grown-ups. Good food is always a plus! I believe that the most important witnessing that I can do is to mingle with the people outside of the church walls. Often, I have found that we get so comfortable being in the church that we start to treat it like a country club instead of a public institution. Whenever we host these events, we make meaningful connections with our community. Any and everything we do must lead back to evangelism. Why? Because in order for me to be a true Christian, I must live out Matthew 28. Simple cookouts are great ways to break the ice with your community and to also showcase opportunities and services that your church might offer.