Jump directly to the Content

Ideas that Work

Food evangelism for junior highers


To help junior highers introduce their friends to the Lord and our church, I began a series of Saturday cooking classes advertised through flyers sent home with our youth group. Our students were asked to invite their friends. I chose meals a student would likely eat and reproduce at home, with a special emphasis on desserts.

We cook, practice good manners and the art of table conversation, then do dishes. Afterward, I show a 30-minute video of musical artists or stand-up comics who include a clear presentation of the gospel in their wrap-up segment.

Recipes go home with the students, who are encouraged to cook the meal that week for their families.

Our youth group has doubled since the project started, and several of the students' families have visited or are now attending our church.



Visitor fete


Quarterly, our church compiles a list of visitors and then prepares a banquet in their honor. In addition to the visitors, our staff and church board attend; ...

May/June
Support Our Work

Subscribe to CT for less than $4.25/month

Homepage Subscription Panel

Read These Next

Related
Leader's Insight: Screams in the Desert
Leader's Insight: Screams in the Desert
When my ministry adventure fcaptionered, I found spiritual help from unexpected direction.
From the Magazine
Yes, Charisma Has a Place in the Pulpit
Yes, Charisma Has a Place in the Pulpit
But let’s not mistake it for calling.
Editor's Pick
What Christians Miss When They Dismiss Imagination
What Christians Miss When They Dismiss Imagination
Understanding God and our world needs more than bare reason and experience.
close