Harvest Festival

We need your help

Harvest Festival

This will be a great opportunity for you to bring your family to a safe and fun evening but you can also help us make this event AMAZING! Help us reach our community by signing up below to help with this incredible outreach event.

Our theme this year is BARNYARD BASH!

There will be carnival style booths, live praise & worship music, a trunk or treat and several Gospel presentations.

We need help with manning booths, bringing in candy (prior to event), setting up, providing a themed trunk (look on Pinterest for ideas), cleanup and more.

IMPORTANT: nothing we will be providing will have any dark or evil connotations. We ask that you do not either. Everything we do is to lift up Jesus and His Kingdom.

Please see below for our position on this event/day.

If you are interested in helping, please fill out the form below and someone will contact you.

Position Statement for Harvest Festival

This Harvest Festival is meant to be an active evangelistic outreach to our community. However, it is not a Halloween event. It is a Harvest Festival, meant to provide a safe and wholesome alternative to other Halloween activities where a clear gospel message will be conveyed at multiple points throughout the event.

It is understood that doing a harvest event on October 31st is a sensitive subject for many, as that date is associated with Halloween. The same applied when Jesus sat and ate with the tax collectors. When Jesus was questioned on this, he answered them by saying, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick…For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners” (Matthew 9: 12-13).

In the Great Commission, Jesus calls us to go out and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:16-20). The local church exists to build disciples and grow in the Word of God. However, it is too often that people limit this discipleship to within a church building. We live in a town with a heavy population of non-Christian religions, including LDS, Muslim, atheism, and others. Our city is unique by being a “hub” for Idaho’s refugees. All of these factors show us that there is a significant population of people who need to hear about Jesus but may not step foot in a church building for a Sunday morning service.

The first apostles would have to travel into foreign lands in order for the good news of Jesus to be communicated. In the New Testament, Paul writes a letter to the Romans explaining that salvation through Jesus is for everyone who believes, both to the Jew first and also the Greek (Romans 1:16). Our commission is to go out from the church building and bring in those who are lost and hurting and introduce them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.