Growing up, Halloween was my favorite holiday of the year. I loved dressing up and getting candy for free. It’s an easy and fun holiday. Not a lot of preparation or stress involved.
Halloween is still a favorite of mine. I enjoy seeing everyone’s decorations and costumes. I think it’s a fun and effortless holiday.
Many Christians believe Halloween is a pagan holiday and that we shouldn’t participate at all. I understand where they’re coming from — this day does seem to glorify evil.
Personally, I differ in the opinion that we can’t participate at all. I believe it’s more about your heart posture and the way you look at things. You can use the holiday for good.
Particularly, to share your faith! Here are 10 ways to share your Christian faith this Halloween.
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Should Christians celebrate Halloween?
I believe Christians should assess for themselves if they should celebrate Halloween. Halloween could be considered a gray area for some.
In my opinion, I think it’s better to focus on the good, rather than the bad aspects of Halloween. As the saying goes, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Many would say that Halloween stands for evil. I understand this perspective but I don’t think people are intentionally standing with evil on this day. Most are going out with their kids dressed in cute or scary costumes and going door to door for candy. The day is meant to be celebrated for fun – not for evil.
If it is celebrated for evil, I would say that’s more of the extremists who take Halloween on another level. But for most Americans, they don’t view Halloween in that way.
Ultimately, it’s up to you if you decide to celebrate or not. Romans 14 talks about matters of the conscience. If you feel celebrating Halloween goes against your conscience, then don’t celebrate.
For those of you who are celebrating Halloween, this article is for you. Learn 10 ways to share your Christian faith this Halloween.
What’s the point of Halloween evangelism?
Well, the Bible talks about the great commission. The great commission is to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:16-20). This means sharing the gospel with others.
Halloween is a good opportunity to do this because people are coming to you rather than you coming to them. Naturally, kids and parents knock on your door on Halloween for candy but you can provide other things as well.
But what should you provide when people are coming to your door? Should you neglect giving candy at all? Is that the loving thing to do? Here are some Halloween evangelism ideas.
10 Halloween Evangelism Ideas
Halloween evangelism is very plausible with a little bit of prayer and consideration. Here are 10 Halloween evangelism ideas.
#1 Give out Halloween Gospel Tracts
Giving out Halloween gospel tracts is a great way to share your faith. I recommend buying tracts catered to kids. These tracts are perfect to give out during Halloween.
It comes in an assortment of 10 tracts with 100 tracts total. They’re specifically targeted for kids during Halloween. The images are very colorful and printed on high-quality paper. You can either give these out individually or put these in trick-or-treat goodie bags!
#2 Use Witnessing Stickers
Using witnessing stickers is a unique and fun way for kids and parents to hear about Jesus. Witnessing stickers aren’t going to go in-depth as much as tracts, but they are positive and sharing the love of Christ.
This pack includes 96 stickers. They’re perfect for candy/goodie bags or crafts. You can use these for Halloween night to give out to trick-or-treaters or have your kids use them in school.
#3 Host a Light Party
Light Parties are parties that usually include games, food, and family-friendly costumes. It’s a fun and safe alternative for celebrating Halloween. The point of this party is to be a light to your community. Invite your neighbors and friends.
Games like apple bobbing or corn hole are popular and a hit with the kids. You can use this time to also connect with other parents, get to know them, and be a light.
Don’t try to force a conversation about the gospel (forcing doesn’t work – no one likes to be forced), pray the conversation comes up naturally. Be Christ-like and they will notice something is different about you.
#4 Reverse Trick-or-Treating
While I was researching, I came across reverse trick-or-treating and I absolutely love the idea. Instead of going door-to-door and receiving something, you’re going door-to-door and giving something.
What better way to show the love of Christ than to give rather than receive? You can make homemade cookies or you can make little goodie bags. Either way, you get to decide and then pass them out door-to-door. People will appreciate the gesture and you’ll be showcasing the love of Christ.
#5 Decorate Your Yard
What does your yard look like during Halloween? Do you decorate? Instead of scary things, you can decorate your yard to look more like a fall festival. Your yard can be a testament to Jesus.
There are DIY’s you can find online that will help you find cute Christian-like things to put in your yard.
There’s this one DIY I’ve found where people make a sign that says, “The only ghost that lives here is the holy ghost?” Isn’t that adorable?
#6 Love Your Neighbors
Simply love your neighbors this Halloween. Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:-34-35 NIV).
In short, Jesus tells us that people will know we’re his disciples through our love. Love is powerful. You can demonstrate love in different ways on Halloween.
A few ideas:
- Keep your yard and walkway clean and safe for the kids.
- Greet everyone with a warm smile.
- Don’t have super scary decorations put up.
- Give an extra treat for the kids like a little gadget/toy.
#7 Talk about Reformation Day
October 31st is not only Halloween, but reformation day. Reformation day represents the day Martin Luther nailed 99 theses on the door of a Catholic church. Although he didn’t mean to, he began a reformation.
Protestant churches exist today because of what Martin Luther did. He took a stand against the Catholic church and stood for biblical Christianity.
A way to share your faith this Halloween would be to share about reformation day with others. Many aren’t aware of reformation day so it’s a fun way to bring up faith.
#8 Dress Up As Biblical Characters
Another way to bring up your faith is by dressing up as biblical characters. People usually ask what you are dressed up as if they can’t tell. This is a good way to bring up your faith naturally.
A few ideas on biblical characters to dress up as:
- Paul the Apostle
- Moses the Prophet
- Mary Magdalene
- Mary the mother of Jesus
#9 Add Messages Within Goodie Bags
A fun and simple way of sharing your faith is to add little messages within the goodie bags you give out.
These messages can range from anything to a Bible verse to an encouragement on the card. Here are a few ideas of what you could write on these cards:
- Jesus saves. John 3:16
- Jesus loves you.
It doesn’t have to be anything super long. It can be short, concise, and encouraging.
#10 Pray for Natural Conversations
I know this is simple, but if you want to share your faith, simply pray about it. I remember when I wanted to bring up my faith to a friend. I prayed before hanging out with them and asked God for it to organically come up in conversation.
The next time we hung out, my friend brought up Christianity on their own accord. I didn’t even have to bring it up.
Prayer is powerful. God hears our prayers and answers them. Pray about your conversations and you will see the fruit of your prayers.
Above all, if your behavior exhibits Christ, people will know there’s something different about you. In essence, don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk.
My pastor once said, “If you spend time in the sun, people will notice. If you spend time with the Son, people will notice”.
Anyway, I hope these ideas have helped you. Have an amazing Halloween!
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