Praise in the park

LANSING, MI – There were 24 professions of faith as 22 children and two adults found Christ at an exciting, evangelistic event sponsored by Faith Fellowship Baptist Church (FFBC) held at Walsh Park in Lansing, Michigan in July. FFBC partnered with community businesses, local churches and the Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) to make this “Fun in the Son” outreach event a success. More than 235 children and adults attended this year’s event.

In addition to the Gospel message presentation by Pastor Stan Parker, this event engaged participants through gospel music entertainment, which consisted of Gospel groups, such as Spoken Praise (Lansing), Life Challenge (Flint), and Kings Highway group (Lansing). Each group/performer ministered a soulful praise to God that created a spiritual atmosphere,and relayed a positive message to the members of the community.

The Praise in the Park Block Party also provided a Community Family Resource Fair. The vendor selections focused on health screenings, health care sign-up, and children summer activity sign-up opportunities. And of course, no block party would be complete without prizes and games. Adults were blessed with a variety of gift cards. Two (2) of the children in attendance were blessed to receive new bikes. All children participated in various games and activities, including bowling, bean bag toss, fishing for ducks, basketball, face-painting, hula-hooping, tic-tac-toe, and bouncy castle excitement.

FFBC glorified God by engaging the community and demonstrating the love of Christ. This engagement and display of love resulted in the adding of souls to the Kingdom of God. What a blessing! Many of the children who attended the Block Party also attended Vacation Bible School (VBS) the following week, with the potential of also attending Sunday School in the future to continue their growth in Jesus Christ. Pastor Stan Parker says, “We want to give a very special “thank you” to the BSCM for partnering with us to make this event possible. Your unwavering support continually overwhelms us. This partnership included contributions ranging from monetary donations and equipment rental support to event setup and breakdown activities.”

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Reverend Stan Parker is the senior pastor of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church Lansing.



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