We are less than two weeks away from our "Christmas in Fort Bend" experiences. Lifeway Research found that 9 out of 10 people would likely go to church if they were invited. They found that online searches for church rise during Christmas and a stunning 63% of Americans think Christmas should include a trip to church. Christmas, while a time for family, reflecting, gift gifting and your favorite movie, is a time for INVITING! We have this actual gift of time on the calendar where our friends are more open to saying yes to an invitation to church than ever before. Friends, let's not waste our Christmas by making it only about us. After all, Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and the church is His body tasked to take His message to the world.
Therefore, we are pouring prayer and resources into our "Christmas in Fort Bend" experiences. These experiences are designed to meet people right where they are and take them on a journey to hear the gospel with an opportunity to respond. Let me encourage you TODAY to take some time to invite 3 people to "Christmas in Fort Bend". What if every day until Christmas we invited three people? We could easily ask "Got any plans for Christmas?" and after they answer, if they will be in town, we can just say "We would love you to join us for our Christmas services". Then tell them what services you'll be at and even offer to reserve their ticket right then using your smart phone. You can tell them "we are expecting a lot of guests" so they will know they won't stick out for being new.
I'm going to personally seek to invite everybody I can over the next few days as I'm finishing my shopping and running errands. Let's do this Crossbridge and let's see what God will do!
Inviting with you!
P.S. - Kathleen and I will be making our final decisions this week about our End-of-Year giving. At the end of the year, I ask that you would be praying about anything extra you could give to fuel the mission of making growing followers of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your ongoing generosity! It makes a difference!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
SERMON SERIES I THE TRUE LIGHT
You may be familiar with the baby in the manager, but have you met the Word, who was in the beginning with God? Have you met “The True Light” who is full of grace and truth? Or the Cosmic Lord, who won the right for people to become children of God? They are one and the same person. Join Crossbridge Church for an encouraging series and get ready for a Christmas infused with new meaning and light.
Christmas in Fort Bend | December 23 & 24
Our Christmas in Fort Bend experiences are set and are now available. Go HERE for tickets and to register for childcare (available by reservation). Our dates and times are: Dec. 23 at 5 PM & Dec. 24 at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM. You do not want to miss this time of music and inspiration.
“The True Light Offering” End of Year Giving
God has used your generosity all year to help make growing followers of Jesus at Crossbridge Church! As 2017 ends, pray and ask God what you might give to continue spreading “The True Light” of Jesus Christ to our world.
- No services Sunday, December 31st.
- We will have a special resource available that day for you to use as we end 2017 and prepare for 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting in January.
- Join us as we kick off 2018 with a brand-new series "HOLY HABITS" as services resume Sunday, January 7th at 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30.
NEXT STEPS: WHAT'S YOURS? | January 14 & 21
God has an incredible purpose for your life, and Next Steps is designed to help you connect with that purpose. You will spend two sessions looking at what it means to be a growing follower of Jesus that knows God, grows together and makes a difference with your life. Visit HERE for more information and to register.
DECEMBER PRAYER POINTS
Access your copy of the December 2017 Prayer Points HERE!