Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year… to share your gospel story and to invite guests to church. (Bet you didn’t see that one coming.) Recent surveys from Lifeway Research show that unbelievers are most open to talking about matters of faith during the Christmas season than during any other time of year. Check out these statistics…
Wow! Almost 50% of people say that they are more open to talking about their faith during Christmas. More so than any other time. What an opportunity! So, are we as believers taking advantage of this open door? Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding NO! Only 2% of church attenders have invited an unchurched person. Yes, you read that correctly, only 2%.
Let me challenge you to approach this Christmas season with a ministry mindset. Look for opportunities to live the gospel and share the gospel. Here are a few simple recommendations.
- Begin to pray that God will give you “Gospel Opportunities” during this Christmas season.
- Be ready for God to give you an open door to share your faith. This may come in the form of a conversation or just a chance to invite a friend to church.
- Take a handful of Christmas invitations and distribute them to family, friends and acquaintances (waitresses, mail carriers, your children’s teachers, etc.)
On Sunday, December 21st at 10:00 am and On Christmas Eve at 5:00 pm we will have beautiful, family oriented Christmas services. Make plans to be there and invite someone to come with you. Make a commitment this year to invite those that God has placed in your life. Take a step of faith and invite them to church.