Sharing The Gospel At Parades
Sharing With People Waiting To Watch The Parade
This is the best time for evangelism at a parade. People
are waiting around... just waiting. Some are busy watching kids
or talking with friends. But many are just killing time. There have
been parades at which I've had so many conversations that I never
got out of the block I started in. At others I've walked a mile
or more, handing out tracts but not having a conversation.
large parades you can start an hour, sometimes two hours before
the parade starts. For small parades starting about a half hour
before the parade starts works well.
Walk the parade route offering people a gospel
tract. Generally you may walk in the street along the side
of the road. If there is still traffic on the street, use the sidewalk.
If someone gives a tract back to you, smile and say, "Thank
you" and move on to the next person.
If several people do not accept tracts it is sometimes good
to skip 10 or 20 people. When people see others not accepting
something, they tend to also not take it.
Use the tract as an icebreaker to start a conversation.
Look for ways to talk about the gospel. For example:
Some people will say, "What's this?" That's your opportunity
to say, "It's a gospel message about what happens after you
die. Do you ever think about that?"
B) If you are handing out a million dollar bill, people frequently
"woo-hoo!" or celebrate when they get one. That's an opening
to say, "Yeh! That's something to celebrate. But the message
on the back is more important. It has the million dollar question,
which is, 'What happens after you die?' Do you ever think about
C) You can also go for handing out as many tracts as you can. Each
tract puts the gospel into the hands of another person. I find that
one person can hand out 1000 (or more) tracts at a reasonably large
D) If you offer a million dollar bill to someone and they refuse,
you can then pull out a 100 dollar bill (it's much larger) and say
something like, "You look like a big money guy. How about a
hundred dollar bill?" 8 out of 10 will take the "larger"
hundred dollar bill.
When the parade reaches you, you don't need to stop. (read