As we prepare for the Easter season, our hearts are filled with excitement as we anticipate the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. But have you considered the impact of inviting your neighbors, friends, or even strangers to join you at church this Easter? Here are reasons why you should start planting the seed to invite others to Easter service with you.
Live Your Purpose - Share the Gospel
Easter is a time of new beginnings, a time to reflect on the miracle of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and a time to share the good news with others. This is an opportunity to fulfill our purpose and invite others to experience the life-changing message of the Gospel. According to research by LifeWay, 82% of people who attend church for the first time do so because someone invited them. Imagine the impact we can make if we all live our purpose and share the Gospel with those around us. Your invitation could be the hope and light that someone needs in their life. Let us take this Easter as a call to action and live our purpose by sharing the love of Christ with others.
2. Personal Invitations are THE most effective way for people to know Jesus
Personal invitations are powerful tools to help others discover the joy of Easter. According to a recent study by LifeWay Research, a staggering 82% of people who attend church for the first time do so because they were personally invited by someone they know. This means that your invitation could be the key to someone experiencing the life-changing power of the resurrection. As John 1:46 reminds us, sometimes people may be skeptical, but like Philip, we can simply say, "Come and see." Your invitation could make all the difference in someone's life.
3. People are looking for hope - Easter brings hope
According to a study by the American Psychological Association, over 60% of adults in the United States report feeling hopeless about the future at some point in their lives. This shows the importance of offering hope and a message of positivity, especially during times like Easter when we celebrate new beginnings and the power of resurrection.
By inviting others to church this Easter, you are giving them the opportunity to hear the message of hope that comes through Jesus Christ. In Romans 15:13, it says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." By sharing this hope with others, we can make a positive impact on their lives.
4. Gilbert continues to grow by leaps and bounds
While some may be hesitant about the growth of our area, we have the opportunity to embrace it and see it as a chance to make a positive impact on the lives of those around us. Gilbert, Arizona, is a city that is not only growing in population, but in diversity and culture as well. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gilbert's population has increased by a staggering 136.6% from 2010 to 2020. With this growth comes the opportunity to reach out to those who may be searching for a sense of belonging, hope, and purpose.
As our community continues to expand, we have the unique opportunity to be a beacon of light and hope to those around us. Many people in our area may be searching for something to fill the void in their lives. By inviting them to our Easter service, we can offer them the opportunity to experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ. We have the chance to make a positive impact on our community by reaching out to those who may be feeling lost or alone.
Let us not be discouraged by the growth of our area, but instead, let us see it as a chance to bring hope and joy to those around us. As the saying goes, "the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." By inviting others to join us at Easter service, we can be the workers who bring the hope of Jesus to our community.
Easter is a time of new beginnings, a time to reflect on the miracle of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and a time to share the good news with others. This is an opportunity to fulfill our purpose and invite others to experience the life-changing message of the Gospel. By sharing this hope with others, we can make a positive impact on their lives.