Salvation Army sets outreach event Feb. 5
by Special to the Banner
Jan 23, 2013 | 465 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A magic show can build excitement and draw in a large crowd which is why Christian entertainer Mitch Gravitte of Marvel Ministries uses magic, illusions and puppets as an outreach event.

Gravitte wanted to create a network of ministry-minded individuals to form the Cleveland Creative Ministry Network and he approached the Salvation Army, which agreed to sponsor this venue.

The free event will be on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., at The Salvation Army Cleveland Corps, 437 Inman St.

Gravitte combines fun, laughter and mind-blowing magic to engage audiences and clearly present the Gospel.

All ages end up applauding, laughing and sitting on the edge of their seats watching the magic happen.

More importantly, he can clearly present the powerful truth of salvation through Jesus Christ.

According to Gravitte, God has given him the ability to teach the Word through illusions that many people use to trick and confuse.

“It’s an interesting concept that allows a person to hear God’s Word and see it in an amazing way,” said Gravitte.

Sgt. Ruthie Forgey, Salvation Army administrator, believes the Cleveland Creative Ministry Network is a nonimposing, nonthreatening method of ministry to share the love of Christ.

“It steps outside the box of traditional modalities and through the Arts, preserves the traditional, unchanging truth that God loves His people and desires relationship with them,” Forgey said.

All pastors, youth/children’s pastors, lay persons, Sunday school teachers, missionaries, coaches, mentors, church volunteers and others interested in learning about this ministry are invited to attend and, also, to join the Cleveland Creative Ministry Network.

For more information, call Forgey at 304-9281.