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How to Host a Clown Worship

Here's a promotional idea!

You may choose to use the Clown Worship as an opportunity to extend the hand of Christ into your community. A great way to open your sanctuary doors to guests, infrequently attending members and the community is to ‘sell’ tickets to the Clown Worship.

NO! You are not really selling tickets. By putting a monetary value on admission to the Clown Worship you inherently make it more desirable. You heighten the honor for your congregation to give tickets to their family and friends. Those accepting are more likely to participate because of the value.

Just think how special your members will feel when they offer FREE tickets for this professional laugh-fest to their neighbors, grand kids, card club or business associate. This is an easy way for Christians to proselytize.

Just imagine how excited your congregation would be if Casting Crows, Josh Turner or comedian Thor Ramsey were scheduled to appear in your church? The Clown Worship is presented by one of the living greats in the world of clowning. This is a professional program of the highest caliber. The more you treat it that way, the more those around you will as well.

TICKET DISTRIBUTION
We recommend that tickets be handed out to the congregation 3 to 4 weeks before the scheduled Clown Worship. Ensure that each family has two tickets per member or more. Each person can then invite a friend. Offer additional tickets to all as needed the following Sundays or by request.

Mail tickets to those members you haven’t seen in a while, or drop by their residence and hand tickets to them.  You can post ticket availability on your FaceBook page and website.

The TICKET

Make tickets for the Clown Worship at www.freeprintablesonline.com  , www.faketicketgenerator.com, www.avery.com to be used in conjunction of Avery product #16154, or your preferred site or source

Specific TICKET information should include;

  Event Title           CLOWN WORSHIP

  Event location      (YOUR CHURCH)

  Address               (CHURCH ADDRESS, CITY, ST)

  Event Time          (WORSHIP TIME @ YOUR CHURCH)

  Event Date          ex; SUN JAN 14, 2018

  Seating               GENERAL ADMISSION

  Ticket Price          (We recommend a face value of $15 - $25)

  OPIONAL             Ticket may be printed as a ‘raffle’ ticket

                            You will have NAME and PHONE of attendees

 

Taking TICKETS Clown Worship Sunday

You will want to make sure your ushers have ticket stub receptacles. Ripping the ticket and returning part to the attendees with reinforce the specialty of this Sunday. The ticket may become a keepsake or a contact source for the holder to return to your church.

The Clown Worship can and has been used in multiple ways to the benefit of the host church. You can use this special Sunday as a celebration or kick off (New project, Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, etc.). Churches have used the Clown Worship to encourage visitors and new membership. Another used it as the closing event in a week-long open house. Still another didn’t tell the congregation anything at all so when the clown appeared is was a surprise to all.

Suggested TIMELINE to PREPARE for the CLOWN WORSHIP

  1. As early as possible contact us to discuss and confirm dates for your church to host the Clown Worship

  2. Return the email Clown Worship Appearance Agreement

  3. 3 MONTHS before CLOWN WORSHIP

    1. Add/update information on website

  4. 2 MONTHS before CLOWN WORSHIP

    1. Create a Facebook event

      1. Invite congregation members to the event

      2. Encourage them to share the event with family & friends

  5. 6 SUNDAYS before CLOWN WORSHIP

    1. Include the scheduled Clown Worship in your newsletter

  6. 4 SUNDAYS before CLOWN WORSHIP

    1. Send press release to selected newspapers, include event in your newsletter, e-newsletter, radio, and other media sources

    2. Hang event posters on community bulletin boards (physical and electronic)

  7. 3 SUNDAYS before CLOWN WORSHIP

    1. Sunday announcements to include upcoming Clown Worship

    2. Use social media to remind everyone of your special event

    3. If using Admission Ticket Promotion (see adjacent)

      1. distribute tickets to congregation

        1. (2X # of family members)

      2. offer Admission Tickets to other churches in area

      3. Offer Admission Tickets to area centers (Senior, Care, Social, Youth, Recreation, etc.)

  8. 2 SUNDAYS before CLOWN WORSHIP

    1. Remind congregation the Clown Worship is not ‘just for kids’

    2. Remind choir they have Clown Worship Sunday off

    3. Admission Ticket Promotion (see adjacent)

      1. Offer additional tickets to anyone who needs or request them.

      2. Mail / Hand out / Give Admission Tickets to perspective visitors, community VIPs, etc.

  9. The SUNDAY  before CLOWN WORSHIP

    1. A final reminder in announcements of the Clown Worship

    2. Tell congregation they are encourage to take photo’s next week, even video

    3. If using Admission Ticket Promotion (see adjacent)

      1. Offer additional tickets as requested.

  10. Before SUNDAY of CLOWN WORSHIP

    1. Clear alter

    2. Confirm that congregant has copy of CLOWN WORSHIP INTRODUCTION

    3. Confirm someone will take pictures during the CLOWN WORSHIP

  11. The SUNDAY of CLOWN WORSHIP

    1. Ensure congregant is at church to greet Toby and his family

    2. INTRODUCTION reader meet with Jennifer (Toby’s wife) before CLOWN WORSHIP begins

    3. Sit back and laugh and love and hug.

  12. AFTER CLOWN WORSHIP

    1. Post a photo album of the CLOWN WORSHIP on church’s Facebook page

      1. Tag all identifiable participants

    2. Use social media to thank attendees

    3. Follow up with guests of your church