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Who are You Going to Invite to National Back to Church Sunday?

posted Sep 15, 2014, 12:07 PM by HTEC Bowie

It’s time to reach out and invite your neighbors to church! People need to know that there is hope and a community of people like our church who will love them and do life with them. Holy Trinity is joining the National Back to Church Sunday movement to help "Invite America Back to Church” on Sunday September 21.

According to Lifeway Resources, 82% of unchurched people would attend church if someone invited them! Yet fewer than 2% of Christians ever invite an unchurched person to come to church! Even if you have never tried inviting someone to church, we are going to make it easy this fall with a special service.

It’s not as hard as it may seem. Did you know that most people who have dropped out of church haven’t lost their faith in God—they simply fell out of the habit of going to church? Some moved, had a change in life circumstances, or had a falling out with their former church and simply drifted away. Most often, life just became too busy. This means many of them could be open to returning to church.

We encourage you to step out in faith and invite someone to rediscover church. We are planning a special service on September 21st so that our new guests will feel welcome and comfortable. Inviting a friend is a simple gesture that could change someone’s life.

By participating in this national movement, we will be joining thousands of other churches across America in helping invite everyone to church. Last year, 13,150 churches from 42 denominations participated and together they gave out an estimated 7.5 million invitations to church. Our church is one of the 20,000 churches expected to participate this year.

This year, let’s reach out to our friends, family and neighbors with printed invitations, Facebook posts, and personal asks. We will be handing out invitations on September 7th for you to deliver to your friends and family. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to invite your friends and family to church with you.

Need some inspiration? Check out this promotional video for Back to Church Sunday: