Christian Comedy Events are a great way of meeting new people, bringing different people together and generally having a good time. Not only that, it can also help increase membership numbers at your church. Everyone enjoys clean comedy because laughing makes us feel good and can even help to solve problems.
Christian Comedy Events are Fun!
The old saying “laughter is the best medicine” really can be true sometimes in life! Christian comedy is not about trying to recruit new Christians as at one of these events, no-one will ever feel pressurised to believe anything that they don’t want to as this is not the Christian way. Instead, it is about Christian entertainers using comedy as a vehicle to express their opinions and personal experiences to an audience and make them laugh. It is up to the audience whether they take on board what is being said or just enjoy the show.
Christian Comedy Events can be a huge success and can really help strengthen a community; however they need to be carefully planned. When planning a Christian comedy outreach you need to make sure that the target audience is thought of at all times.
Don’t forget that this gathering is not just an opportunity to entertain existing members of the church; it is also a great way of involving people from outside the church. If this is your main intention then consider making this a stand alone event and leave the worship and hymns for another time. Try and cater for as many people as possible to get the best possible turnout and attract people from your community who wouldn’t usually be interested as this will create a diverse audience.
You need to make sure that you advertise your outreach event properly. Without proper advertising you can expect a low turnout so you need to make sure that you are using all the relevant advertising channels. Some churches believe that just posting a notice on the church bulletin will do the job but this simply isn’t the case. Try using local newspapers to get the word out or show a clip of the comedian during a service a couple of weeks before the event to get people talking and thinking about who would like to come with them.
There are plenty of Christian comedians out there to choose from but it is important that you hire the right one for your event. The comedian needs to fit in with the message you are trying to convey with your event and understand what the church is all about. If your event is all about outreach and the comedian doesn’t understand this and delivers a sketch that is only going to appeal regular church-goers, other audience members are not going to be impresses. The comedian needs to be able to get the balance right between appealing to outsiders whilst still delivering a Christian-themed message. You will need to take the time before the event to talk through your goals with the comedian in order to make sure that the event is a success.
As you can see, there is a lot more involved in putting on an outreach Christian comedy club than meets the eye. There is a lot of careful planning behind the scenes that helps to ensure that the event goes off without a hitch. When successful, Christian comedy events can really bring a community together and help church-goers and no-believers unite to enjoy some good, clean comedy.
Tim Grable of the Grable Group has been involved in booking Christian comedians for outreach, church and conferences for over 20 years. Some of the comedians he has worked with include Taylor Mason, Jeff Allen, Daren Streblow, Thor Ramsey, Dennis Swanberg, Ron Pearson, and Bob Nelson.