Balloons have a special place in the hearts of children and adults alike. From early memories of birthday parties, balloons are associated with light-hearted, happy times. Gospel ballooning takes advantage of these pleasant associations to prime the audience to a willingness to receive a spiritual message.
It is unusual (but not unheard of) for an entire program of tying balloon figures. More often the balloon figures are used as a prelude for another type of program. You can use balloon figures to arouse interest and draw a crowd whether you are performing in the street or in a public park, at camp, on a bus ministry, or for a special occasion at church.
When you pair a Christian message with a balloon figure, it will help the recipient to remember the message in the same manner that an object lesson would.