Rev. Craig A. Lantz's Magic & Balloons with a Message
Gospel of Jesus the Christ together with other Biblical Truths
of the Rev. Craig A. Lantz
If you need a dynamic Gospel program for your church, community, or institution, and live in Central Pennsylvania or Maryland, consider having Magic Ministry provide the program.
Jesus used stories or parables to illustrate divine truths. Magic Ministry presents the Good News of Jesus Christ through "visual parables" using Gospel magic. The trick or illusion in Gospel magic, like the story in the parable, is used to take some important or difficult Biblical truth, and present it in an entertaining way that people will remember for a long time.
Gospel Magic uses otherwise standard stage and close-up magic tricks and illusions to proclaim the message of Jesus. Magic Ministry programs are suitable for fellowship events, youth programs, women’s groups, Vacation Bible Schools, Sunday School programs, nursing homes, Christian schools, and church suppers (to name a few). Gospel Magic presentations are appropriate for groups from age 5 and up.
Gospel Magic is a great evangelism tool. Many people who would never come to church or Sunday School will come to a magic show. As an active duty Army Chaplain, Rev. Lantz discovered that many "macho" soldiers (who would "never be caught dead" talking to a Chaplain) would eagerly watch his Gospel tricks and ask for more.
Magic Ministry has been presenting the Gospel in this unique way for over twenty-five years in the US, Germany and England. It is a program that has been very well received by Christians of all denominations.
Some of the places Craig has done magic and balloons:
Atchison KS Annual Train Festival 2016 and 2017
Golden Corral, Kansas City, MO (every Tuesday at Tiffany Springs store)
Featured lecturer and performer Kansas/Missouri Chapter Fellowship of Christian Magicians Annual conference and workshop 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Central States Synod (ELCA) Assembly
Marley Elementry School, Glen Burnie, MD
Providence Place Assisted Living, Dover, PA
Sights and Sounds of Christmas, Atchison, KS 2016
Grandfather Earhart's Ice Cream Social, Atchison, KS - Part of the annual Amelia Earhart Festival 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Plattsburg Community Christmas, Plattsburg, MO 2017, 2018, 2019
Overland Park Lutheran Church, Overland Park, KS
Gran Villas of Atchison, KS
Balloon Arts Lecturer International Convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians
Apostolic Christian Home, Sebetha, KS
American Legion Post 626, Gladstone, MO
Blue and Gold Banquet, Hillside Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
Seasonal Balloons at US Bank, Gladstone, MO
Hy-Vee Market Grill, Gladstone, MO
Jubilee Day™, in Mechanicsburg, PA, the largest one-day street fair in the eastern United States!
Sunday School Picnic, National Apple Museum, Biglerville, PA
Fall Festival, Mc Murry United Methodist Church, Kansas City, MO
Old Country Buffet - York, PA, Colonial Park, PA & Mechanicsburg, PA
Some of my programs in the past:
Lecturer at Creative Arts Resources and Teaching (CARAT) Conference, Orlando, FL Darmstadt Elementary School, Darmstadt, Germany St. David's EC Church, Dover, PA Mountian Grove Lutheran Parish, Bloomsburg, PA King's Apostle Church World Ministeries National Youth Fellowship Conf. Hanover Hospital Pediatrics Fair Doubling Camp Center (Eastern Regional Conference of Churches of God) Newville, PA Glen Rock, PA Street Fair Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA & private Birthday Parties
Hanover Council of Churches Youth Day
Hanover Hospital Pediatrics Fair Hanover Hospital Fitness Center Fair Creation (East) Gettysburg Lutheran Home Golden Visions Senior Center
International Convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians