Outreach Event Ideas, Sharing Events

City Block Party

For several years in a row I helped organize a citywide block party. We used the parking lot of a local bank and set up a stage, food booths, a volleyball net, and lots of basketball hoops. We organized a basketball tournament, had live bands, and tons of door prizes (all donated by local businesses).

At some point in the evening, we stopped the basketball tournament and concert. Someone got on stage and gave a testimony or short message, sharing the Gospel. Over 100 students attended. This was done in a rural town of 2,500 people, so having over 100 students present was amazing. God really used the basketball and music to draw in the students and give us an opportunity to share Christ's love and Gospel with them.
Scott Skones, Assistant Youth Director, Our Redeemer's Lutheran Brethren Church, Minot, ND


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Shanika Bracken
    October 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

    great information

  2. Pastor Jeffrey Bennett
    May 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I would love to do a block party

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