About once a year we have a Friends Day at church. Yesterday we had a great Friends Day ’08. I never got an official count, but we had over 100 visitors from our community that came to worship with us. I preached on the subject of “What God Thinks of You.” The Childress church did a fantastic job inviting their friends and neighbors to come. I had 1000 Friends Day invitation cards printed up and we ran out of those over a week ago. I don’t know how many people were actually invited, but it seemed like everyone I invited said they’d already been invited by someone else.
Our church has really grown over the past few years and our Friends Day has been one of the great outreach tools that we’ve used.
Today the fun begins as we start the follow up to our Friends Day. We hope to reach those visitors who are looking for a church home. Besides a thank you note in the mail later this week, our visitors will receive a homemade pie or plate of cookies today with an invitation to come back next Sunday. Dozens and dozens of pies will be delivered today alone. Pretty cool, huh? Our church has really grown over the past few years and our Friends Day has been one of the great outreach tools that we’ve used.
I’d love to know some of the things your church has done to reach out to your community?