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What is an Evangelistic Block Party Trailer?
The Evangelistic Block Party Trailer (BPT) is a ministry provided by the Baptist Associations of Southeast Louisiana (BASELA).
Evangelistic block parties provide great opportunities for churches to:
· provide a variety of platforms to share the gospel
· minister to their communities
· improve their image in the community
· increase their prospects
· have fun with the unchurched
Step 1. Call the Association Office (985) 839-3827 to check on availability and to reserve the trailer.
Step 2. Complete two forms (which can be obtained from printing from link provided below or calling office):
1. The Application for Scheduling the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer Form and
2. The Rental Agreement for the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer and Equipment Form.
These forms must be returned to the Association Office.
Baptist Associations of Southeast Louisiana
PO Box 581
Franklinton, Louisiana 70438
Step 3. Send two checks to the Association Office. The first check is a $100.00 deposit. The deposit will be returned to you once the trailer and its contents have been returned cleaned and in good condition. Also, to return your deposit, the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer Highlights form must be filled out & returned to the Association Office. The second check for $100.00 is the cost recovery fee for the use of the trailer. Checks can be made out to Baptist Associations of Southeast Louisiana (BASELA).
Step 4. Plan your evangelistic block party using the Special Evangelistic Event Formula
A = Attract Attention
B = Build A Bridge
C = Communicate Christ
D = Determine a Decision
E = Evaluate the Event
F = Faithfully Follow-Up
G = Glorify God
Step 5. At the appropriate time pick up the trailer.
To Transport the Trailer:
Make sure the transport vehicle meets the following tow requirements.
· Full size truck, van or car with an 8-cylinder engine and trailer hitch.
· Hitch ball size must be 2".
· Light connection is a standard 7 pin factory connection
· Trailer is equipped with electric brakes. Your truck should be equipped with braking system.
· A copy of proof of insurance of the vehicle towing should be sent to Association Office.
Step 6. Conduct your evangelistic block party. Please send to the Association Office any photos, video clips, or statistical information (use attached Evangelistic Block Party Trailer Highlights Form) about your evangelistic block party. The information gathered will be used to help other churches in our state have a successful block party.
Step 7. Return the trailer back to the agreed upon location in the same condition that it was found or better.
Step 8. Return the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer Highlights Form to ensure prompt return of your $100.00 deposit.
What are some keys to a successful Evangelistic Block Party?
Key 1: A great evangelistic block party is intentionally evangelistic. Evangelism is your number one goal. One way to approach evangelism is to have a team trained to give out marked New Testaments. A second approach is to use Gospel tracts.
Key 2: A great evangelistic block party is organized. Have one entrance to the block party. Register everyone to develop a prospect list for follow-up after the party.