FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) -- Evangelism professor Matt Queen exemplified how to present the Gospel to children during Southwestern Seminary’s Eggstravaganza, April 16. Right before the seminary’s annual Easter egg hunt, Queen gathered the crowd of Southwestern students, faculty, staff, volunteers and children on the Pecan Manor west lawn.
Drawing the crowd’s attention, Queen narrated Jesus’ life, death, burial and resurrection, making sure he used easy-to-understand terms. He also held their attention by asking for simple responses from the crowd and using a pattern of speech easily followed by young children.
Finally, he used himself as an example and told the crowd how he trusted Christ to save him as a young child. Illustrating the Gospel and his conversion using the Wordless Book evangelism tool, he encouraged the children to ask their parents questions about “what Mr. Matt said” and how they can become Christians, which gave Southwestern students opportunity to start Gospel conversations within their families.
Eggstravaganza always draws a crowd to the lawn of Pecan Manor, for bounce-houses, rabbit petting (thanks to the Babler family) and Easter egg hunts. Children dispersed to different sides of the property for customized hunts according to age, and Southwestern staff facilitated, providing cookies to fuel the annual spring event.