Christmas as a Harvest Event

by Steve Cordle

Holidays like Christmas present excellent evangelism opportunities.

At Christmas, Americans are more open to an invitation to worship than at any other time of the year. So in the weeks preceding Christmas we encourage our groups to take some time in their meetings to name and pray for those they want to invite to worship on Christmas Eve. We provide invitation cards they can leave with their friends, and plan the service to make sense to preChristians.

Then group members can follow up with their friends who attended Christmas Eve, and invite them to group. In January we will have an emphasis on getting into a group for the new year, and I will preach on the value of being in a group.

In this way we can leverage the holiday time to reach out both in celebration and cell.



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