Clowning around with the gospel

Here are some rules, or principles, for Christian clowning.

“When you enter the nursing home do not stand together with your group in a large cluster of clowns. Clowns can look rather intimidating if you see a lot of them in one place.”

“Choose a partner. Two clowns together are really great. If you attempt to make visits with 3 or 4 you outnumber the person so much that they may feel a bit uneasy.”

Via Scotteriology.

The guy in the video is Floyd Shaffer – the so-called “father of clown ministry”… he’s written a few books.

If I Were A Clown

And this one called Clown Ministry

Clown Ministry

If you want a good guide to “Everything New and Who’s Who In Clown Ministry” there’s this guide out there too.

Here are some tips for setting up a clown ministry in a hospital, rather than a nursing home. Because a captive audience is vital.

But here’s another rule. Don’t be creepy.

It turns out you can head along to a Clowns for Jesus conference if this excites you.

I’m so glad this is a thing.

The author

Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.

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