Hosting or participating in trunk or treat for church during the month of October for Halloween is pretty much my favorite event all year! My husband and I enjoy coming up with new sets each year that kids enjoy and that convey a bible theme, scripture, and message. We do usually go a little over the top, but it is SO worth it when we see all the trunk-or-treaters come by our trunk! Here are quite a few years’ worth of trunk or treat ideas for church with bible themes that will surely be a blast!
Farmhouse Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines
That’s right! All the way from Texas and Magnolia Farms we brought the message “home” to kids that God does have the guts to take on a fixer upper! Even when we are a mess, He can make us new creatures. That little house — my husband is actually quite the handy man, so he built it for me. The before and after picture is also real!
Aren’t we all just passing through? We didn’t have a full trunk this year because we hosted the event and were “travelers” to make sure things were running smoothly. So, these tacky tourist costumes were the perfect idea. We are jet-setters, but our true bucket-list destination? Well, that one’s easy! I ♥ heaven.
How the West
Was Is Won
Cowboys and Indians are a classic, but we wanted a positive twist. We wanted to bring the “rivals” together. These cowboys and Indians were working and traveling together in the Wild West to help people find their way to Heaven. Do you know how to get to heaven?
On the Lord’s Team
For this trunk or treat for church with a biblical theme we rounded up all the sports equipment and uniforms we could find. Everyone who accepts Jesus is a winner and HE is the real MVP! We also added a fun golfing game for trick-or-treaters to play as they came by. Whose team are you on?
Jesus Is Our Super Hero
The real hero is Jesus! Sin is our kryptonite, but in this trunk or treat bible-themed set up we can marvel at His wondrous works and power of Jesus to cast our sins away.
Laying Up Treasures in Heaven/Pirates
Ahoy, Matey! Yes, Jack Sparrow did make an appearance for this trunk or treat for church — in fact, meet Jack and Jewels! This one was Derek’s favorite themes so far; in fact, it was his idea! I even had pirate music playing in the background. So many pirate tricks, but we gave away some treats, too!
This trunk or treat for church with a biblical theme brought together my love of Halloween and my love of antiques. We dressed as a couple from the 1920s, and I played bluegrass music. We used vintage songbooks, suitcases, and other treasures to decorate the trunk.
Jesus Is Deer to My Heart
For all the hunters and outdoorsy men in your life, this trunk or treat theme is perfect! They will be right in their element, but you can’t “hide” your love for Jesus! We dressed in camouflage and brought Derek’s deer mounts, leaves, etc. The visit from “Lady Bug” girl was just a bonus!
Wizard of Oz
There’s No Place Like Home – I don’t have a picture of this set up, but we dressed as Dorothy and the Scarecrow from Oz. I had a piece of yellow fabric that I wrote out the Roman’s Road scriptures on to signify the “yellow brick road to home.” And I used a science fair board painted blue with cotton glued on it at the end for the sky.
Pizzeria – Jesus Doesn’t Just Have a “Pizza” My Heart; He Has the Whole Pie
This pack is perfect for the foodies out there! Stage your trunk like a brick pizza oven or like a quaint pizza shop “store front” from Chicago or New York. Add a cute bistro table and chairs, pizza boxes, and a chef or server costume, and you’ll be set! Slices of pizza instead of candy??? Why not?? Grab the pack here.
Welcome to the Pumpkin Farm
This theme reminds us that each pumpkin was created uniquely and just like the hand-picked pumpkins you’ll set out at your trunk or treat display, we are chosen and loved by God. Build a barn backdrop for your trunk, add hay bales, a picket fence, drive in a real or toy tractor, and pile on the pumpkins for this trunk or treat set up. Farmer costumes with all the plaid and flannel will complete this theme! Grab the decor pack here.
So many churches are doing these types of Hallow Him or Fall Festival outreaches now, and I really think it’s awesome to have the opportunity to reach people in this way. That’s why it has always been so important to me and my husband that we use this event to create a trunk with a biblical theme that we can use to start a conversation about Christ. That is our commandment: to go out and tell. Let’s do that: Let’s tell the world this October – with a little piece of candy and some costumes – how much Jesus loves them!
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