Millions of people who don't go to church would say yes to an invitation from a friend. What if you were that friend? Who would you invite?
'Back to Church Sunday' has caught on in churches everywhere because it is so simple. Since 2004 a quarter of a million people have said "Yes" to the prayerful invitation of a friend. Each year more churches take part and more people come back per church. In 2011 in the Church of England twenty more people came to each church - across all denominations about 77,000 extra people altogether. And at its heart it is the oldest idea of all, the one that made shepherds leave their flocks, fishermen leave their nets, and tax collectors climb out of trees. Someone invited them.
Back to Church Sunday can help you take the shortest step in evangelism: inviting someone you know to something you love. Taking part is as simple as 1 2 3:
1. Collect an invitation from the church
2. Invite a friend who hasn't been in a while to our Patronal Festival
3. Come with them and then take them out for a coffee or a bite to eat afterwards.
Back to Church Sunday 2012 is on 30th September. Let's get those invitations out now!