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:
Central States Synod (ELCA) Assembly , Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
Greenmount United Methodist Ch., Glen Rock, PA 5 day VBS Mifflinburg United Methodist Ch., Mifflinburg, PA The Markets at Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, PA Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury, PA St. Jacob's United Church of Christ, York-New Salem, PA Old Country Buffet, York, PA Old Country Buffet, Harrisburg, PA Old Country Buffet, Mechanicsburg, PA He was the Balloon Guy for the York Revolution Baseball Team opening season & private Birthday Parties
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. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Somerset. PA Christ Lutheran Preschool "Spring Fling", Shrewsbury, PA Lohr's UM Lenten Breakfast, Hanover, PA Hanover Hospital Pediatrics Fair St John Lutheran Church "SS Picnic", Littlestown, PA Doubling Camp Center (Eastern Regional Conference of Churches of God) Newville, PA Paradise Lutheran Church, "Easter Egg Hunt", Thomasville, PA Old Country Buffet, York, PA Glen Rock, PA Street Fair Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA St. Paul Lutheran Church, Rinley, 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 Grace UM Day Care Center St. Bartholomew's United Church St. Bartholomew's Vacation Bible School International Convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians