GCI’s congregation in Jacksonville, FL, pastored by Marty and Yvonne Davey, recently held its second annual Outside the Walls Neighborhood Fun Day. The first one, held last year, was part of the congregation’s participation in the Outside the Walls training and consulting provided by GCI’s Church Multiplications Ministries. The number of guests attending this year’s event was up about 15% from a similar event held last year.
As you’ll see in the video below, the event included food, a prayer booth, a variety of carnival-like games (including three bounce houses), pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, a dunking booth, an interactive science table, a three-point shooting contest, a choir concert, a professional Christian rapper, and a variety of carnival-type children’s games. The goal of the event was to reach out to the community to connect with non-churched people living in the neighborhoods surrounding the church—beginning a relationship that can continue in the weeks and months ahead.
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