World Evangelism Day Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How is JesusWeen different from World Evangelism Day?
A: JesusWeen is a dedicated day to give out Christian scriptural gifts to strangers, especially those who knock on your door or those who patronize your business. This takes place more within your home, work, or immediate neighborhood. The World Evangelism Day is similar but more effective if done in groups or as a church. This involves going out to parks, malls and your entire neigbourhood to give a Christian life changing gift to anyone that is willing to receive them. Your group or church can create a plan for the entire city, or work within our strategy to enable churches to focus on different areas of the city, and together we will reach everyone. While JesusWeen is more closer to your home, World Evangelism Day is focused on the entire neigborhood, city and nation. It’s important to be strategic and thoughtful when planning. You may need a few weeks or months to plan, while a full year plan may be more appropriate if you are planning as a group or church. We should include prayers in our planning as well as fasting to ensure we succeed and grow yearly. JesusWeen is an annual global festival that holds every October 31st, while the next day is World Evangelism Day, November 1st.
Q: I love the idea of Jesus Ween and I intend to participate. However, I would like to give out candy in addition to the bibles. Is this okay?
A: The Jesus Ween initiative is not against candy. It’s all about spreading the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. So if you want to give out candy in addition to your Christian gifts, it is very okay.
Q: I want to participate in this initiative. Do I have to wear a white top on October 31st?
A: Feel free to wear whatever you are comfortable with as long as it is consistent with the gospel you are spreading. We suggested wearing a white top because of those who have cultured themselves to wear an evil depicting costume on that day. You could dress as you do on any normal day.
Q: As a celebrant of Jesus Ween, what do I say to those who knock on my door to trick or treat?
A: Just say “Jesus Loves You” Please don’t get into any argument of some sort. Besides, Jesus did not send us to argue or to debate with the world, He sent us to spread the good news (gospel). Telling anyone (young or old) that Jesus loves them is the good news.
Q: What is JesusWin?
A: JesusWin is when a Christian gift of salvation is given to someone, or whenever the gospel is preached, or when someone receives salvation. The end goal is the seed of salvation has been planted and such a person either gets saved or now has a seed planted in or around them, to begin their journey that should eventually lead them to salvation.
Q: Where can I get the bibles to give out?
A: We previously helped with making bibles and tracts available, and we will help with such resources in the future. You can find organizations who provide bibles for free or for less than $2 online or in your city. You could also create your own tract or order from a Christian organization.
Q: Is it your objective to hijack Halloween and replace it with JesusWeen?
A: No, that is not our objective. The objective is to spread the gospel and expand the kingdom of God here on earth. Jesus Ween is an alternative for anyone who chooses not to celebrate Halloween, especially for Christians. Many Christians are not knowledgeable about the spiritual implications of some aspects of Halloween which is why we encourage them to choose Jesus Ween, the Godly alternative on October 31st. Jesus Ween is about celebrating life not death.
Q: You could have chosen any other day in the year to spread the gospel but you chose October 31st. Why?
A: There’s no better day to choose. October 31st presents us with a unique opportunity to spread the gospel in that it is a day that is widely acceptable to solicit and go door to door, which is why we also call it World Evangelism Day and included November 1st for a peaceful outreach to show love by giving out free gifts like Jesus freely gave us salvation. You don’t even have to go out of your way; people will come to your doorstep anyway. So why not take advantage of the opportunities presented to us to make an impact.
Q: What comes next after Jesus Ween?
A: The World Evangelism Day is on November 1st and that encourages us to reach-out to everyone in our neighborhoods with the gift of salvation. Each time a soul is won for Christ or at least they are told about Jesus, that’s what we see as a “JesusWin moment”. The essence of the cross has been fulfilled or at least the seed has been planted. Some groups may choose to continue for a few weeks or for the entire year. Regardless, we will continue pray and plan to reach more people each year. Afterwards, some may decides to gather in groups and churches to share testimonies, feedbacks and to pray for those we have reached. We also encourage participants to share their testimonies on JesusWeen.com or WorldEvangelismDay.com or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will tell it on the mountain tops and praise God for making us relevant by giving us such a wonderful opportunity to uplift others.