Faith communities, including followers of Jesus Christ, enjoy a good fellowship, and themes are a good way to mix things up. Since Christians base their faith on loving God and loving others, theme planning should run concurrent with these doctrines. Specialized parties will inspire attendees to be creative with food and games. If your Christian parties need some jazzing up, try one of these four themes.
Are You My Neighbor?
Jesus taught his followers to care for their “neighbors.” According to him, neighbors were anyone you can come in contact with day to day. For your next fellowship, put a focus on caring about your neighbor. Encourage fellowship by hosting parties with a “love thy neighbor” theme. This is the perfect theme for a potluck! Ask everyone to bring a snack, a dish and a drink. You could give out invitations that say, “Howdy, neighbor!” Play some “getting to know you” games.
Over the Rainbow
Symbols like the rainbow represent important promises from God to mankind. What a great theme for a party! Send rainbow invitations and use lots of bright colors in your decorating scheme. Ask each individual to bring a certain color of food so you have a rainbow of treats to snack on. You could have a group discussion about Noah, the ark and the meaning of the flood.
Light It Up
Jesus identified himself as the “Light of the World.” In other Bible verses, he includes his followers in the description declaring them “Salt and light.” Focus on the light theme with lighthouses, flashlights or candles. Have a fellowship by candlelight. Host a meal outdoors under a lighted area. There’s just a ton you can do with the “Light up the world” theme. For an activity, you light candles during an informal prayer session.
Sing A Long Parties
Praising God is an important part of the Christian faith. For your next shindig, host a sing-a-long. All you really need is a karaoke machine and some popular praise and worship CDs. Help partiers prepare for singing; send a song list with the invitations and ask the guests to post which song they want to sing. I recommend creating a Facebook event page to make it easier to track the singers/guests. If your church has musical talent, invite musicians to attend and play some tunes. The host should read a passage from the Book of Psalms at the beginning of the party.
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