Christmas will be Different this Year! And it may be your church’s best opportunity to re-engage with members who are disengaged right now while also connecting with new people in your community!
A recent Barna study found that 1 in 3 practicing Christians have stopped attending church during COVID-19 – they aren’t attending in person or online. They are now disengaged from the Church.
In addition, David Kannaman, the president of Barna said that their research indicates that 1 in 5 churches will close permanently in the next 18 months.(Read the full article) So what can your church do right now to re engage and continue to grow and reach the lost?
The answer may be as simple as celebrating Advent. Pastor Jason Daye explains:
But, in our crazy COVID world, it’s even harder to connect with new people and make a difference in your community, so in addition to an Advent series, here are 4 other ideas for how to connect to your community:
As Vice President of Ministry Mobilization for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. He also serves as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement and hosts the weekly ChurchLeaders podcast. Jason lives on Anastasia Island, Florida, with his beautiful wife and children. Connect with him on Twitter and Instagram @jasondaye