One of the most compelling ways for people to cross the thresholds of church for the first time is by extending to them a personal invitation.
Think about something that you were nervous about going to or maybe weren’t even aware that it existed. It may have been a new grocery store in town, or it may have been an athletic club. Whatever it may have been, you most likely joined or tried it out because someone invited you.
We know personal invitations still work, and we’re going to leverage those invitations this Saturday as we invite 10,000 households to come and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
How will we do it? With Peeps!
You remember the Easter Peeps, don’t you? They’re those glittery marshmallow bites of goodness that come around once a year (well, now just about for every holiday!). Well, we have 10,000 packs of Peeps, prepared in door-hanger bags along with Easter invites, all ready for you.
It doesn't matter if you’re a parent with kids in a stroller, if you're a teenager, or if you're a 60+ adult--you can help!
We’ll be in the neighborhoods of Forest Acres, Shandon (either side of Devine Street), behind the VA Hospital, and the Clemson Road area. Meet me in the Gathering Place at 10:30 this Saturday morning. Pick a map and your peeps, get in your car, and spend a beautiful Saturday morning walking to about 35 homes in the Columbia area. Simply place the door-hanger on the door knob, or if you’d like, knock on the door and give a personal invite. Whatever your preference and comfort level, there’s a place for you to serve Saturday morning!
Whatever your preference and comfort level, there’s a place for you to serve Saturday morning!
There are tens of thousands of people who are dealing with the brokenness of life, because they don’t have Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they are without His hope and peace. Perhaps they have never given their life to Jesus for the simple reason that they’ve never heard the gospel. Your invitation, smiling face, or your simple action of placing a small bag on their doorknob could change the direction of their life and beyond.
I hope you’ll join me and others as we seek to expand God’s kingdom in Columbia this Saturday morning at 10:30am in the Gathering Place!