Halloween Ministry Resources
Halloween is not a Christian holiday so believers need to work through issues related to it. These resources can help you do that as well as provide ideas for alternatives.
Click on a tab below to view a list of resources about Halloween's orgin, views toward it, alternatives to it, and ideas for children's ministry and other resources.
History of Halloween
- A Christian Perspective on the Holiday: History Page
- Christians and Halloween: The Pagan Origin of Halloween
- Halloween History
- Halloween History and the Bible
- Halloween Origins
- Halloween: the Meaning, History and Christian Response
- Origin of Halloween - Through the Years
- Origin of Halloween Colors
- What are the origins of Halloween?
- Christian Origins of Halloween Pamphlet by Rose Publishing
- Facts on Halloween: What Christians Need to Know by John Ankerberg & John Weldon
The Occult & Halloween
What are some alternative activities for Christians at Halloween?
- 4 Fall Festival Alternatives for Kids Ministry
- 5 Fun Halloween Alternatives
- 9 Halloween Alternatives for Christian Families
- 25 Great Ways to Redeem Halloween for Your Children's Ministry
- Church Halloween Celebrations: why having fun and not sinning is not the point
- Halloween Alternative Ideas for Family Fun
- Halloween Alternatives for Your Family
- Harvest Party Ideas
- Secrets to Planning a Wildly Successful Fall Festival
- What are some Christian Halloween ideas?
Children's Ministry Ideas and Resources for Teaching Children at Halloween
- Halloween: Is It for Real? by Harold Myra
- I'm Not Scared of Halloween Night by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
- Mommy, Why Don't We Celebrate Halloween? by Linda Hacon Winwood
- The Pumpkin Gospel: A Story of a New Start with God by Dr. Mary Manz Simon
- The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
- Jesus in Me
- Pumpkin Gospel Presentation
- Shine the Light on Halloween (Elementary)
- Shine the Light on Halloween (Preschool)
- Shine the Light on Halloween (Preteen)
Games & Other Activities:
- Christian Pumpkin Bingo Game
- Christian Pumpkin Mini Puzzles
- Christian Pumpkin Paddleball Games
- Color Your Own Christian Pumpkin Games
- Christian Pumpkin Bookmarks
- Christian Pumpkin Pencils
- Halloween Tracts
- Pumpkin Bulletin Board Sets
- Toys, Games, Novelties with Christian Theme
Devotionals, Sermons, Teaching Ideas for around the Halloween Holiday
- Halloween Is ...
- Halloween in Light of the Scriptures
- What Does the Bible Say About. . .? (scroll down a little on the page this takes you to)
Outreach Ideas for Halloween Outreach
- The Pumpkin Gospel by Mary Manz Simon (for ages 3 and up)
- The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs (for children)
Here's Help Thinking Through Views on Christians Celebrating Halloween
- 10 Thoughts on Christians and Halloween
- A Look at Halloween
- Can Halloween Be an Entirely Innocent Practice?
- Christians and Halloween
- Halloween Alternatives? Join In? Totally Reject?
- Halloween: The Meaning, History, and Christian Response
- Is Halloween a Witches' Brew?
- Matters of Opinion: Hallowing Halloween
- Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
- Should Christians celebrate Halloween?
- Should Christians participate in the Halloween holiday?
- Tips for Bible Teachers Dealing with Issues About Halloween
- What about Halloween?
May good triumph over evil at this holiday and every day in your life and in those you serve. These Halloween ministry resources are merely a starting point to thinking about that.