Note: at this time, I am redoing a number of things on this site and because of that am making all the materials below that are usually only for ECC MEMBERS, free to everyone.
Back-to-Church Sunday (Sept. 17, 2017) and A Season of Invitation can provide extraordinary opportunities for you to grow your church in numbers and your people as disciples. Following is an overview of the background for both and links to downloadable communications that will make these times of effective outreach and growth at your church.
Background of the events
Back to Church Sunday was started in 2010 (according to an Outreach.org article) in response to a 2008 LifeWay Research study that found 63 percent of Americans would be open to a friend or neighbor inviting them to church, and 67 percent to a family member.
But the study went on to say that despite people’s openness to being invited, only 2 percent of Christians invite a non-churchgoer in a given year.
Back to Church Sunday resulted as a way to change that. And it has grown to over 28,000 churches in America participating in America plus participation of 1,500 international churches.Continue Reading