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This is not just a desperate pastoral plea. I have recently seen several articles and videos that all stress the same thing… Invite your friends and neighbors to church this Christmas. No joke! And the research and numbers back that statement up.
Among regular church goers, over 91% plan to worship at Christmas. No surprise. BUT even among non-church goers, 53% of people (in the northeast) said they would look for a church to worship at Christmas. Furthermore, people are over 57% more likely to respond favorably to an invitation to church this time of the year. That’s a huge number! Why? Because it’s Christmas! Even if it isn’t their routine or desire during the rest of the year, people find their way back to church during this Christmas season. So why not invite them here to King of Kings? Or wherever you call home. Seems like a situation we dare not pass up!
What does this mean? It means we need to extend the invite, it may be the easiest time to do so all year! Make the call. Type the email. Send the text. Or... gasp... actually talk to someone in person. No matter how you do it. Invite them. Personally. To family and friends, neighbors and co-workers. If you plan on attending church here (or anywhere else) this Christmas, please invite someone to go with you. You might even offer to pick them up. No matter where your church home is, there are few things more uplifting than a full service on Christmas Eve.
Pastor Steve Vera