National Back To Church Sunday, Sept. 16
“Hey, how would you like to go to church with me this Sunday?”
Chances are you’ve never heard this phrase and most likely you've never spoken it …
Studies show that 82% of unchurched people would attend if someone invited them! Yet fewer than 2% of Christians ever invite an unchurched person! National Back to Church Sunday was designed to change that.
Last year 7,600 churches participated from 34 denominations and together gave millions of invitations to church. It’s amazing to hear the testimonies of record attendance and the number of people that came to Christ through this powerful weekend. Churches responding to a post-event survey welcomed an average of 34 new visitors and increase of 25.4 percent in attendance. Survey results also show that 96% of participating churches would take part in Back to Church Sunday again.
Most people who drop out of church haven’t lost their faith in God; they simply fell out of the habit of churchgoing. Some moved or had a change in life circumstances, or they had a falling out with their former church and simply drifted away. Most often, life became too busy and this means many of them could be open to returning to church.
This year we encourage you to invite everyone to rediscover church. Take the initiative and reach out to someone you know with a simple invite, you may be amazed how easy it is to get a “yes.” With your help, together we can get America back to church!