- WOW! That’s actually the best word to describe what I witnessed last night at our student ministry’s “back to School Bash!” The most important number on there is the 12 students who gave their hearts to Jesus!! I am PUMPED about that!! That’s a third of our threefold mission as a church, ‘To REACH those who are far from God!”I knew last night was shaping up to be incredible when the Instagram and Facebook posts started pouring in while I was out at a restaurant eating dinner. They got me so fired up—I cut the dinner short and rushed on over to the church! And I was not disappointed! If anything, the pictures did not do it justice! Nevertheless, I am going to include some so those of you who were not there concelebrate with us!All this and guess what? Adam and Katie Doorband and their team of awesome volunteers is just getting started! The best is truly yet to come!
- The Grand Opening of Summit Church is just around the corner—do you know who you are inviting? As a church, we have been praying for all the names written on the ribbon trees for weeks now! But now is the time where the rubber meets the road—time to approach that person and make the big ‘invite.’ Don’t stress, this might be the easiest invite in the history of the world (okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration—but it’s pretty easy!)!
Studies have shown that approximately 65 million people in the USA do not attend church at all—that’s the bad news. The GREAT news, however, is that these same studies have revealed that about 35 million (over half) of them WOULD ATTEND if someone would just invite them! Wow! That’s nothing! Talk about low hanging fruit! And you know who gets this? Our students! They invited for the back to school bash at a rate of 2 to 1! Nearly 50 students last night were first timers! That’s great! And you can bet the majority (if not all) of those who got saved were among those first timers!
Way to go Elevate Students! Take the day off from school on me!
- Keep checking back here throughout the week for ideas for effective ways to invite people to our grand opening. It’s gonna be off the hook!