You’re going to have a lot of guests this Christmas. If we’re honest with each other and past years are any indication of the future, you probably won’t see many of them again until Easter.
In 2008, my wife and I wanted to spend Christmas Eve with her family, but needed a place to stay, so we spent the three days before Christmas at a hotel near her parents’ home. This was no ordinary hotel.
The holiday season can be a blessing and a curse for those in church ministry. On the one hand it’s a time of incredible opportunity: attendance is up, people come with expectation of experiencing God and it fairly easy to come up with sermon and event ideas.
Christmas is such an important time of year for your church. Think of the amount of people who check out church this time of year who normally wouldn’t otherwise darken the door of one. It’s a huge opportunity to connect with new people.