Once a week you will have a park party with the local community. The park party is a lot of fun and gives the kids with parents that work during the day the opportunity to bring their parents to join in the ministry activities.
It is important to remember that our main objective for being in the park during the summer months is to EVANGELIZE, DISCIPLE and ESTABLISH.
As we build relationships with families that do not know Christ we look for opportunities to EVANGELIZE and share the Gospel of Hope with them. There are many methods to share the unchanging message of Jesus Christ. We will introduce you to the Wordless Book and ask that you attempt to use this method. The Wordless Book is the primary evangelism tool CEF teaches. We would like for the kids we build relationships with to become comfortable and familiar with CEF. CEF is the year-round ministry that will work with these kids and their families through park ministry and Good News Club.
Some of these kids worship with a local congregation regularly and some do not. Either way, the curriculum and activities we use give us tools to DISCIPLE these kids to have a more intimate relationship with Jesus.
Finally, our objective is to ESTABLISH these kids and their families in a local church if they are not already. There are at least two local churches that will work with us during the summer. These churches will have a presence throughout the week and on park party night. You will get to know the staff from these churches and should look for opportunities to introduce them to families you believe are ready to take the step of being established in a local church.
There are many activities available to families during Park Party. We want to make this event a lot of fun for the team and for the families. During the Park Party we provide hot dogs, chips and drinks. We set up a bounce house and provide face painting, hair spray art and any fun creative activities your team wants to include.
The INVITATION is critical at the Park Party.