Think of a name. Any name. A friend, a relative, or a co-worker. When was the last time that person visited a church? Maybe they haven’t been to church in a long time. Maybe they’ve never gone to church.
Have you ever thought about asking that person to come with you to church? Here’s your chance. Southside Baptist Church, along with 30,000 other churches across the nation, is planning a special Back to Church Sunday service on September 20 that’s dedicated to welcoming friends and family to worship with us.
By participating in this special event, we’ll join thousands of other churches across America to invite guests to hear about God’s love. Last year, over 26,100 churches participated and together gave out more than 7.5 million invitations to church! It’s exciting to be part of such a huge outreach.
So have you thought of someone you can invite? Don’t worry about feeling nervous. We all do. But remember that God has placed that person in your life for a reason; He can give you the courage and the opportunity to ask.
It’s not as hard as it may seem. Did you know that most people who have dropped out of church haven’t lost their faith in God—they simply fell out of the habit of going to church? Some moved, had a change in life circumstances, or had a falling out with their former church and simply drifted away. Most often, life just became too busy. This means many of them are open to returning to church.
Will you commit to praying for our church as we prepare for Back to Church Sunday? And will you pray for that person God has placed on your heart? Let’s see what He can do!
Here’s the information you need to know: Our Back to Church Sunday event is Sunday, September 20. Southside meets at 9:15 a.m. for Bible Study and 10:30 a.m. for worship every Sunday. We also have a special program in the children’s ministry, and will have many ways for visitors and members alike to connect with others through upcoming small groups and other fall events around the church.
I’m praying with you as we prepare for this special day that will introduce many people to our Savior. Keep checking here for more information.