“Whatever you do, in word or deed (like picnics), do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17).
Moving the church outdoors and putting on display our worship of God improves our witness in our communities and exhibits God's sanctifying work in his people. The church outdoors isn't an inconvenience, it's an opportunity.
When the weather warms up and the sun is shining high, it’s the perfect time to energize your weekly worshippers with a church picnic. Going to church is all about fostering community. A church picnic can help enhance the weekly traditions and formality of a typical religious service by bringing people outdoors and into a new environment, with opportunities to meet the rest of the congregation while having some fun at the same time.
Think of a church picnic as a community gathering, like a neighborhood barbecue or a block party. It’s an opportunity for different parishioners to meet one another, introduce their families, and connect in a different way while still bonding over their shared faith. After all, whoever said that fellowship can’t involve burgers on the grill and games of frisbee on the lawn?
A church picnic can be a great way to bring the church community closer together, and introduce new members of the parish to the richness of your collective.