Christmas Eve is a special time for me and my family. For over 30 years we have been a part of a Christmas Eve Celebration. So it will be cool for us to have both of our children and their spouse in town for Christmas Eve. I am sure we will go for our traditional Christmas Eve “Banana Split and French Fries”.
Christmas is a great time to invite a friend to attend with you. This Christmas Eve at Church at the Bay you can expect:
- Great Christmas Carols
- Parties in all the kids rooms
- A message about what Jesus really wants for Christmas
- Apple Cider after the service
- Bounce Houses and a jolly fellow from the North Pole
- And a bunch of people celebrating the birth of Jesus.
I am asking God to use me in big ways this week as I make personal invites for Christmas Eve and I am asking Him to use you. In fact, most days I am going to take my lunch break and invite a bunch of people to attend. I have set a goal to personally invite over 100 people this week (Monday until Christmas Eve) to our 2 Christmas Eve Services. Because I am the lead pastor at Church at the Bay I know I need to set the pace- so Monday’s number for me was 31 personal invites! Did you hear Blaine’s story Sunday about Beckett, his 5 year old son, making some personal invites at Chili’s? I love it when the kids get the message- Mom and Dad are teaching him how to honor God. My prayer is God will use all of us to help introduce Jesus to a bunch of new people on Christmas Eve. Some of you will be out of town for Christmas Eve this year- tell me who to expect and I will greet them for you. If you run out of invite cards, call the office. We have a couple hundred left.