Pastor Roy Halberg and his outreach team from Grace Fellowship, the Grace Brethren church in Alta Loma, California, are working hard at some creative outreach ideas. In this photo Alta Loma parishioners operated from a booth at this week’s Second Avenue Street Fair in Upland.
The church handed out bottles of water wrapped with million dollar bills and also handed out dozens of other gospel tracts as well. Several good conversations with people gave them the opportunity to share the Lord and the gospel message, they report.
Pastor Halberg says, “Our plan is to be there each Thursday night with 3-5 people hopefully helping out by handing out tracts or simply being present and praying for us . . . its going to be a lot of fun!!
He continues, “I am learning some ‘street Magic’ as are two of the others. One of our gals is learning ventriloquism and has purchased several puppets but isn’t confident yet to go live. We are hoping to utilize these in drawing a crowd and sharing the gospel.
“One of the gals in our church performs as a clown and also does face painting.
“I have written a tract for cyclists since I see lots of people out on bikes when I am riding my bicycle. I had the opportunity of sharing one these tracts with a groundsman at a local cemetery last week. I found in conversation with Phil that he has kidney failure and is down to 26 percent function. I prayed with him and gave him my cyclist tract, telling him that I’d written it myself and would love to know what he thought of it.
“All of this to say, I am more excited today about our church in Alta Loma than I have been in the five and a half years I’ve been here. I am praying for a small core of men and women who will ‘charge hell with squirt guns’ with me.”