My mother-in-law thought of this one. Tell your church body that the pastor (or youth pastor) makes amazing chili. Encourage everyone find out where their chili stands by entering a chili cook off. We didn’t charge any fees to enter the chili in the contest, just the chili itself was the fee. Here is where the fund raising comes in: invite the whole church body to be the judges and taste each contestant’s chili for $3.00 (or whatever you want to charge), they fill out a ballot naming their 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Give a blue ribbon to the winner. You can have parents make chili just to sell if people want to buy dinner while they are there. This is really fun, the whole church had fun together with this one.