Block Party ministry is a great way to reach your local community with lasting effects, not only on the community, but also on the hosting church. In a non-traditional, non-threatening way, it becomes a simple tool to share the love of the church plus the wonderful love of Christ. Across Arkansas, hundreds of people have come to know Christ as their Savior during block party events. Block party trailers and equipment are tools that God has furnished to help the church share the gospel with people in their community as well as on mission trips.
2021 Training Events:
The ABSC Missions Team offers two types of training events:
- Block Party Regional Training Workshops
- Statewide Block Party Festival
Block Party Regional Training Workshops are provided for churches and associations that already have a block party ministry. Each regional training workshop includes inflatable operation certification for persons 18 years of age and older, how to set up your block party, current liability and insurance laws, and evangelism training. Since each adult participant receives a certificate for inflatable operation certification, individual registration is required.
All regional training workshops are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to NOON - with no meal provided.
Register for the training workshop in your region or choose a workshop that best fits your schedule by clicking the appropriate link below (scroll down further to see info and registration for the Block Party Festival - an entirely different event):
- February 27, 2021 Central Event - Little Rock First Baptist Church
- March 20, 2021 Northwest Event - Harrison First Baptist Church
- March 27, 2021 Delta Event - Beckspur Baptist Church, Forrest City
- CANCELLED: April 10, 2021 Southwest Event, Hope
- April 24, 2021 Southeast Event - Second Baptist Church, Monticello
- May 1, 2021 Northeast Event - Browns Chapel Baptist Church, Paragould
The Statewide Block Party Trailer Festival is an annual event for both churches that have a block party trailer AND those who are interested in starting a block party ministry. Sample trailers will be available to view and there will be plenty of time to ask questions.
Festival training events include Face Painting, Evangelism, and How to Register People that attend your Block Party.
We are also offering Inflatable Annual Inspections. The Arkansas Department of Labor requires an annual inspection of all inflatables. As a convenience for ABSC churches, the Missions Team has arranged for a state-approved inspector to be on site at the Festival to provide this service. Inspection cost is to be paid by check, made out to the Arkansas Department of Labor.
Arkansas Department of Labor Inflatable Inspection Cost (per church):
- 1-5 inflatables = $100
- 6-10 inflatables = $200
Statewide Block Party Festival
March 13, 2021
11:00am - 2:00pm
REGISTRATION: One person per church can register your entire group. Register your group HERE