Merry Christmas !!!
Church at the Bay it’s time to get our Christmas invite on. This past Sunday we gave out 1000 CD invites as well as a bunch of invite cards. What can I say? We have 4 days until Sunday and 5 days until Christmas Eve! Here is the schedule:
9:30 and 11:00am
5:00pm- Family Service
(It’s all going to happen- a special children’s message,
birthday party for Jesus for children and a special service
designed to prepare your heart and the hearts of the friends
you bring for Christmas… Also cookies and Cider for all!))
Please use this video to invite your friends …
Every year I get asked this question: “What do you recommend for a family devotional to prepare us for Christmas. So, I thought I would refer you to a tool I use every day- YouVersion! They have individual and family devotions for the season! Take a look below- click a link- find a devotional that works for you and yours.
Find even more Christmas plans on YouVersion!
This Sunday I unpacked our plan for reaching as many people as possible on Christmas Eve. We gave you two different invite tools. Let me talk about them one at a time.
We gave you five this week and we will give you five more each week until Christmas Eve. Use these to invite a friend, someone pumping gas beside you, your check-out person at the mall, your mailman, your boss and on and on. I told you that our pastors have challenged each other to make at least one personal invite each day. We actually have a board in the office that makes us accountable to each other. If you know your pastors, you know we want to win- so this inviting is going over the top- one guy actually invited 7 on the first day! We are having some fun and here is the best part-our invitations will lead to lives being changed as people come and discover God’s love! Help us make a difference.
This is a pretty cool idea, actually one of my favorites. This note has a QR code and the website url. Both lead to a video invite to Church at the Bay for Christmas Eve! Now let’s have some fun. We want you to post these in unusual places and snap a picture. You see my strategic post-it at the top of this post. Once you have taken your picture, upload the picture to our Facebook Page (click here) and get your friends to “like” it. On Saturday Night at 6pm each week we will post the name of the winner- the person with the most “likes” for their picture posted on Church at the Bay’s Facebook Wall. So what does the winner get?
1. The warm feeling of knowing you had the coolest invite out there…
2. A $25 Gift Certificate to Chili’s
3. The envy of everyone else who posted a picture of their invite.
At the end of the day- what really matters is people discovering the love of God and a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. How cool would it be if the gift you were able to give someone this Christmas was a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Remember – each week we will give you 5 invite cards and some post-it notes and a winner will be announced every Saturday night on Facebook!