Suddenly, Christmas is almost here and there is much to do. In the midst of all the practical, tangible organizing and work that needs to be done, I want to literally plead with you to do these things during your Christmas outreach, no matter what activities you have going on.
The activities you have planned I’m sure will give your congregation and visitors a great experience and these suggestions will give your events lasting impact.
I have Three actions listed and then so as to not add more to your incredibly busy schedule, some free tools to help you implement each of them.
#1 Share a CLEAR PRESENTATION of the Gospel, of what it means, and how to become a Christian.
Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins. That is the point of his birth and we need to make it clear to the people who visit us who may not know that is truly the reason for the season.
To help you do that, I have a handout that has helped many over the years available as a free, reproducible download for you here: https://wp.me/pDky9-6En
#2 Tell people what you regularly do, when you are not holding your special Christmas events and INVITE them back.
Visitors in our post-Christian world DO NOT know what churches do on a regular basis. You must tell them and invite them with specific information and times.
The free templates and materials that will help you do this: https://wp.me/pDky9-8l1
#3 Give your congregation the best gift you can to help them grow in their faith in the coming year—schedules and encouragement to READ THROUGH THEIR BIBLES.
The link following will take you to free downloadable schedules you can give out to help your people read through the Bible in the coming year. The www.Bible805.com website also has a free eBook you can download and share for motivation, plus podcasts and videos on why and how to read through your Bible in Chronological order.
For Free through the Bible Schedules: https://wp.me/pazrJD-cZ
Other links of Christmas interest
Newly posted, free, newly redone flyer of the Nicene Creed for Christmas, click on the image to go to it.
You can download and use this in any way you want from social media to bulletin inserts to posters. It uses one of the Oldest of Christian Creeds to remind us of why Jesus is the reason for the season
There are many positive things about traditional Advent, with candles, hot chocolate, and devotional readings that focus our hearts on the true meaning of Christmas. As beneficial as these aspects of Advent are, Advent became even more meaningful to me when until I did some in-depth historical study about all the extraordinary things God did to prepare the world for His Son, Jesus.
The results of that study are incredibly exciting and not only in preparation for Christmas, but I trust that listening or looking at this content will also give you trust and assurance in how God works through history.
This content goes over the 7 Extraordinary Preparations God made in real history that when you look at them all together are an amazing testimony to the power of God and the reality of the divine origin of Jesus.
This topic is so important, I also created a podcast, two videos, notes, a printout of maps, a free encouraging printable, and more all linked for you at: https://wp.me/pazrJD-jh