Oct 28, 2008

Halloween and Kids' Ministry--Open Discussion

The topic of Halloween is (or should be) a hot one in kids' ministry circles. Should we encourage our kids to go ahead with the customary celebration of the day or should we provide a Bible based alternative? Some say to just completely ignore the topic.

I found a neat blog which has an open discussion on the topic. I found it very interesting. Click here to view it yourself www.ministry-to-children.com

One interesting thing I found on this website is that many churches do a reformation day celebration. I just learned this year that it was on October 31, 1517 that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church. That is why October 31 is called Reformation Day. I may just find myself joining in with the other kids' ministries who choose to celebrate reformation day instead of Halloween.

What do you think kids' ministries should do about Halloween? I'd like to know. Please post a comment.