Harvest Church Kittanning held our second of four monthly movie nights for families on Feb. 19, 2022. The purpose of these events is to provide a free fun night out for the whole family and to minister to them by providing dinner, a movie and an opportunity to hear the gospel.

Our mission at Harvest is to increase the health and size of God’s church everywhere. By hosting these events, we are providing the opportunity for our church family to bring other friends and family to an event at our church who might not have attended previously.

The movie night at Harvest Church Kittanning welcomed many new families from the community.

Our goal is to draw in people who have never entered a church building before and provide them with an event in our facility where they will not only enjoy a fun evening, but, most importantly, hear the gospel presented.

We advertised this event through paid advertising on social media, free newspaper bulletins and by word of mouth from the congregation. By encouraging pre-registration for the event, we were able to collect follow-up information to reach out and get to know new people.

Upon arrival, families were registered and given light refreshments, they then headed to our new auditorium to be seated for the movie. Halfway through the movie, one of our Kids Ministry teachers gave the gospel presentation and his personal testimony, along with a call to action. The message was well received and we are prayerful that a strong seed was planted in those who do not presently call Jesus their Lord and Savior.

Everyone was then dismissed to enjoy a dinner of pizza, chips, cookies and soft drinks. Afterward, families headed back to watch the remainder of the movie. At closing, our children’s ministry director thanked everyone for attending, invited families to attend Harvest Kidz, our program that provides classes for nursery to 6th grade students, and welcomed the adults to our three weekend services.

Many adults expressed excitement towards the movie nights and children could not stop asking their parents if they could attend the next one. We were so thankful for the opportunity, not only to present the gospel to so many people, but also to provide a fun night for everyone.

We had approximately 150 people in attendance. Of those 150 people, about 35% were brand new to Harvest, 10% had only attended 1-2 events in the past and 55% were church family. We could not be more thrilled with the outcome of this event and are eagerly looking forward to this month’s movie night!