Welcome to the Church Booth team outreach guide. Before you begin reading about this outreach, we’d like to make sure you know what you need to about San Francisco’s inner city by visiting the Backstory Page.
What is it?
The Church booth is our way of allowing our guests who come to the Block Party to know that there is a Church ready to receive them. At the church booth, we spend time building friendships with our guests from the community, praying for them, giving out Bibles and devotionals, and helping people to know that they are loved.
As the backstory mentioned, we seek to meet material needs so that the bridge to meeting the emotional and spiritual needs of the people can be crossed. One of the end goals for us is to see people in healthy relationships in a community that loves them and we believe that City Impact’s Church can be that community for them.
If you become a part of the Church Booth team, you will report to the 200 block of Jones where one of our City Impact leaders will brief you on all that you will need to know for the day. You will then help set-up the booth and await the opening of the Block Party. As people make their way in, your group will begin to greet them and talk to those who decide to stop and spend time in the booth. We encourage you to really get to know the guest and validate the conversation with true intentions of friendship and love. As the conversation draws to a close, we encourage you to pray for the person and give them some of the written materials that the booth will have and let them know that they are more than welcome to join us for our Sunday Morning service at 230 Jones St at 10:30am.
We believe that your time, words, and love will allow people to experience the greater love that God has for them and that your prayers on behalf of their lives have the potential to be powerful and effective. We meet tangible needs and build relationships with people ultimately to see their lives transformed for the better and the Church Booth is a great space to plant the seeds and see the unhealthy walls that people have build broken down through kindness.