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Block Party Trailer

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

 

BASELA churches may use this trailer for the purpose of evangelism. Individuals are not eligible.
 

What steps do I take to use the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer?

 

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.

 

Step 9.  The deposit will be returned if the trailer and its contents are returned in clean/good condition AND when the evangelism office receives the completed Evangelistic Block Party Trailer Highlights Form.
 

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.  

Key 3: A great evangelistic block party is intimate. At most block parties, you will not give a "come forward" invitation. However, at periodic times during the evangelistic block party, a speaker should thank guest for coming and present a short testimony. That is a time to announce again, "We want everyone to receive a free gift today. Make sure you get yours before you leave." The speaker can identify those church members trained to give out the Bibles or tracts so the guest will know who to see to receive their gift. Hint: Have the evangelism team wear the same colored hat or shirt so guest can easily identy them.
Key 4: A great evangelistic block party is interesting. Play appropriate music. Utilize drama or clown ministries. If your church has a motorcycle ministry, have the motorcycles on display. Use whatever resources you have that would promote interest in the area you are ministering.
Key 5: A great evangelistic block party is contextual. Tailor-make the block party for the people you are trying to reach.  
Key 6: A great evangelistic block party is bathed in prayer. Weeks before the event, you can prayer walk the neighborhood you want to target. Enlist church members to pray specifically for the spiritual condition of the target neighborhood. Prayer should be for people to be open to the Gospel, for salvations to occur, for the discovery of new ministries, for people to come to your church and for new converts to follow Jesus in believer's baptism. Prayer is one of the most important aspects, if not the most important aspect, of the preparation process.
 
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