I often say the best is yet to come for two reasons: 1) It is a faith statement that is rooted in God’s Word and God’s will, and 2) I really believe it! God is empowering us to reach and connect more people so that we can fulfill our vision of “bringing people, wherever they are, into a growing relationship with Jesus.” We are becoming an “everyday” church through Avalon 365. It has been exciting to see so many people receive Christ, get baptized, and attend the Next Step classes. God is building our momentum and I believe the best is yet to come!
Easter weekend is the most important weekend on the Christian calendar. Jesus died and resurrected on Easter weekend and more people receive Christ on this weekend than any other date on the calendar. That is why it is important for you to be involved this Easter. Here are four ways you can make a difference on Easter weekend and be a part of the great things God is doing at Avalon Church.
1. Show up.
One of the ways you can reach and connect more people is by showing up. Easter offers one of the greatest opportunities of the year for you to draw close to Jesus. Because of his resurrection, you will be reminded of God’s great love for you. The Easter services will be among the greatest we have all year. We have several opportunities for you to attend. Join an Upper Room Gathering on Friday at 7:00 PM at the church auditorium or in a small group. We will have communion and prayer for the weekend services. We will have services at 6:00 PM on Saturday and 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM on Sunday. I hope you will take advantage of one or more of these options by serving in a service and worshipping in a service.
2. Bring someone.
Inviting is evangelism! Studies show that most people will come to church if someone invites them. Invite your friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers. Grab a handful of invite cards and pass them out. We are praying for 100 people to receive Christ on Easter weekend at Avalon Church!
Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference! Studies show that four people attend for every person who volunteers. The Bible teaches that serving precedes spiritual growth. We need you to be involved, people who need Jesus need you to be involved, and you need you to be involved! I would encourage you to serve in as many services as you can. You can make a difference!
4. Bring a special offering.
We began talking about the Family Ministry Offering several weeks ago. Some of you have already given to it and I am so thankful. I am asking every person who attends Avalon to give something. Pray about what God wants you to give. This special offering will help us improve the environments in Avalon Kids and Avalon Students. It is an investment in reaching children and students! No matter what the amount is, pray and ask God to reveal to you what you should give.
I can’t wait to see you this Sunday. Let’s pray for a great Easter at Avalon Church!