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5 Reasons You Should Invite A Friend To Church This Easter

5 Reasons You Should Invite A Friend To Church This Easter

Scott Flaten

Easter is almost here! In just a few short days, churches across the world will be celebrating the very thing that our faith is built upon: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is a time when there is a natural curiosity about church. Whether it’s genuine spiritual hunger, a sense of duty, a way to pacify the conscience, or just knowing your mom will ask if you went to church on Easter, this holiday is a time where people are looking for a church to attend. While we approach this weekend, here are a few reasons why you should invite someone to church this Easter:

1. Do It Because They Are More Likely To Say ‘Yes’.

According to a survey done by Thom Rainer, 96% of those who don’t attend church would agree to go to a service if invited. More Americans search for a church to attend on Easter Sunday than any other day of the year besides Christmas. Really, what’s the worst that could happen?

2. Do It Because the Gospel Will Be Clearly Explained.

At our Easter experiences the saving work of Christ on the cross, his death, and his resurrection will be front and center. Our creative teams are working hard to present the gospel of Jesus in a way that is relatable and understandable. These services will be a celebration of the life we have in Christ, and the hope that Christ brings to our present and our future.

3. Do It Because You Care.

We all have people in our lives that we love. Take this opportunity to share your faith, an intimate part of who you are, with those you care about. Perhaps inviting someone to an Easter experience will be the first step to a deeper, more meaningful relationship with that person.

Perhaps their life will be impacted for all eternity because of your one decision to step out of your normal routine and ask a friend or family member to attend a service with you.

4. Do It Because God Said To.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:24). Only 2% of those who regularly attend church invite someone to go with them. (source: Thom Rainer)

5. Do It Because Someone’s Life Could Be Changed for Eternity

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus says: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

In his last words to the disciples, Jesus said to make disciples. If this was important enough for Jesus to leave the disciples with, it’s what we should be about. The process of making disciples could start this weekend. When Jesus comes into a person’s life, everything has the potential to be different and better as Christ does His saving work in their hearts. Not only can your “now” be changed, but your eternity will be changed as well. This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime (and beyond).

Now is the perfect time to pick out those people that you want to invite to an Easter experience. Prayerfully consider how you can ask someone to attend with you. Pick them up if it’ll help. Invited them to brunch after. Let this year be the year that you allow yourself to be used by the Holy Spirit to impact someone’s eternity!

We have five Easter services this year to ensure we have room for new friends! Saturday, March 26 at 4:30 or 6:00 PM and Sunday, March 27 at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM. We'll have services specifically for kids during both Saturday services and our 9:30 and 11:00 AM Sunday services.