LANSING, MI – The Praise in the Park Block Party was again an exciting evangelistic event, sponsored by Faith Fellowship Baptist Church (FFBC). It was held at Walsh Park in Lansing this July. It was preceded by a Holy Ghost Tent Revival the night before the block party. There were many rededications and new souls brought to Christ.
Faith Fellowship partnered with community businesses, local churches and the Baptist State Convention of Michigan (BSCM) to make this outreach event a success. This partnership included financial contributions, equipment rental, and support to setup and breakdown event activities. Over the weekend 247 people attended, 22 made professions of faith, and another 7 made life rededications.
In addition to the Gospel message presented by Pastor Stan Parker, this event engaged participants with gospel music entertainment. It included The Church of Elohim, Spoken Praise, Worship Without Words, and Kings Highway group. Each group/performer ministered a soulful praise to God that created a spiritual atmosphere and relayed a positive gospel message to the community.
The Praise in the Park Block Party also provided a Community Resource Fair. The resources offered focused on health screenings, health care sign-up, and children’s summer activity opportunities. The participating groups were The Board of Water & Light, Church of Greater Lansing Network, The Ingham County Fair, The Lansing Police Dept., The Lansing NAACP, and The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Theta Rho Zeta, Lansing Graduate Chapter. The Zetas provided Health Screenings, Human Trafficking information and Health & Wellness information to the attendees.
There were also prizes and games. The adults were blessed with a variety of gift cards and CD’s. Two of the children in attendance received new bikes. All of the children also participated in various games and activities, including bowling, bean bag toss, basketball, face-painting, hula-hooping, tic-tac-toe, and a bounce house.
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. Some of the children who attended the Block Party also attended Vacation Bible School the following week at FFBC, 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 Baptist State Convention of Michigan for partnering with us to make this event possible. Your steadfast support continually overwhelms us! For more information about FFBC events please contact us at 517-853-9897 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stan Parker is senior pastor of Faith Fellowship Baptist Church in Lansing, MI and a regular contributor to the Baptist Beacon.