Tuesday, May 19, 2009
"Friend Day" a good day!
Sunday was "Friend Day" here at All Seasons Baptist Church, and it was a good day. We have practically relaunched this church from nothing. When we came here, it was ready to close the doors with only ten people. Now we are off to a new beginning.
"Friend Day" was our launch into the summer months when the weather allows us to work on growth more.
We did not have a huge crowd, but it was a good day. We had five first-time visitors in our services; brought to church by four different church members.
A man named Chris was one of the visitors. He was the guest of Jim and Tanya. Chris walked the aisle during the invitation, trusting Christ as his Savior. That made it a great day. That made it a great day.
Jim and Tanya have only been in our church for a few months. It was only last year that Tanya trusted Christ as her Savior. Jim was coming back to the Lord. Now I have those in my church who were away from the Lord less than a year ago, bringing their friends to hear the Gospel and be saved. To me, that is more exciting than saying a invited ten people and they all came.
Our church is small right now. However, there are few churches in America that will have an attendance campaign and see fifty percent of the church's members involved in bringing visitors to hear the Gospel. Usually it is around ten percent of the church doing ninety percent of the work. Don't believe it? Ask any Pastor who is actively trying to grow his congregation.
The greatest thing about this last Sunday was the salvation of one man. (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever: Psalm 49:8) But beyond that, to see such a large percentage of our people work to reach their loved ones; that made it encouraging to me as their Pastor.
Just a thought. Thank you for reading.