Evangelism can sound like an intimidating group of people to join, but we assure you, there are no “Billy Graham” requirements here.  Our message is simple:

Life is Better with Faith

There are many reasons life is better with faith, including help through tough situations, comfort during times of grief, and the power to rejoice at all times. While some of this is possible without God, we believe the only way to achieve long-lasting peace is to trust in Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Therefore, if you are struggling with faith, Lea Joyner can help.
If you are wondering whether God is real, Lea Joyner can help.
If you are wanting to grow in your relationships with God and people, Lea Joyner can help.
When you drive into our parking lot, feel free to leave the stress of life in your car. Once you walk in the doors of the church and hear others sharing their joys and concerns about life, you’ll immediately realize YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We care about you. God cares about you. You will never be alone.
No matter how much faith you have, you’ll always find your life improving as your faith increases. We encourage you to do that through Lea Joyner Church.

Just Show up!

Lea Joyner Church is a place for all people, including those who don’t feel welcome anywhere else. This means whether you’ve been a leader at another church or you’ve been shunned by a dozen, you are welcome here. It also means whether you’ve always lived a perfect life, or wondered whether anyone could accept you because of the things you’ve done, Lea Joyner is a place for you.
Just show up! Let us show you what it means to be loved unconditionally.

 “…to make HIM known”

The primary role of the Evangelism Team at Lea Joyner is to lead the church in fulfilling the 2nd half of our church mission statement (… to make Jesus known). We believe this is best accomplished through personal connections. The Evangelism Team coordinates opportunities for our church members to make connections with people in our community so we can understand their needs and desires and invite them to transform their life with us in Christ. Everyone is welcome to make these connections through any of our events!
Some past events are listed below. During COVID times, we are pausing most of our events. When we are free of restrictions, we will update with new opportunities.

YOUTH Drive/Walk Thru Passion Play

Just before Easter, our YOUTH have performed a live outdoor drive/walk thru play presenting the last days of Christ.  From the first scene to the last, a person can drive or walk through the entire play in approximately 15 minutes. The Evangelism Team helped with advertising, set construction and tear down, and traffic control.
Lea Joyner UMC Drive or Walk Thru Passion Play

Hot Dog Giveaways

3 or 4 times a year, we handed out hot dogs, bottled water and a church invitation to our neighbors within a mile of the church. We had a great time getting to meet people and offer them something delicious! 
Lea Joyner Hot Dog Pic r2

Outdoor Movie/Football

We have projected movies and sporting events onto the back wall of our sanctuary. We have also shown some indoors in our old Sanctuary. This is a great way to invite our friends and family to a laid-back atmosphere where we can have fun and meet other people. 
Saints at Lea Joyner

Blessing of the Animals

Before the Krewe of Paws “Mardi Gras Pet Parade” and the Ouachita River Valley Animal League’s “Bark in the Park”, we set up a tent to offer people the chance to have their pet blessed. Each pet walked away with a new bandanna letting everyone know Lea Joyner Church blessed them that day.

Trick – R – Trunk

On Halloween night, Lea Joyner has hosted a Trick ‘R Trunk in our church parking lot, where parents from all over the community bring their kids for a safe and family friendly environment.  Church members lined up around with decorated trunks to provide games and candy for over everyone (sometimes over 1,000 people!). 

Children’s Christmas Parade

We regularly participated in the Kiwanis Club’s Christmas Parade. Our Kids pile onto a homemade float and throw candy and beads to everyone along the route. When the weather cooperates, this is a lot of fun, and a great way to get the Lea Joyner name out into the community.
Clean Dreams