Tis the season to celebrate! We are often very busy this time of year spending time with family and friends, attending holiday parties, traveling, shopping for presents and much more. Naturally, it’s difficult to pause to remember what all the busyness and celebration is for and what all the gifts represent – the gift of Christ coming to earth.
At Seabreeze, most of what we do in December centers around remembering that gift, and it all leads up to our Christmas Eve celebration. The Christmas season is a unique time of year when those who don’t normally go to church are open to attending a service. There is a sense of tradition in it. Christmas carols and artistic depictions of the story of Christ coming to earth still have a nostalgic feel to them. That is why we design our services to be a clear and creative presentation of the Christmas story. People can hear the message of the good news of Jesus in a way that is memorable, impactful and hopefully sparks curiosity. We desire to see people from the community come to this service and hear what God has offered all of us through the birth of Jesus.
I am really looking forward to our Christmas Eve services. As the worship team and I prepare, I thought it would be helpful to share some ideas of how you could invite people to a Christmas Eve service this year. Our mission as a church is “Thoughtfully inviting broken people to experience transformation in Christ.” My hope is these ideas will help you thoughtfully invite your family and friends to a Christmas Eve service.
1. Business Card Invites
Take some business card invites to keep in your wallet or purse. These cards are on the tables towards the entrances of the auditorium. Give them to people as it makes sense throughout your day - neighbors, coworkers, waiters, bank tellers, whoever you come in contact with!
Tell people to go to seabreezechurch.com and look for the alert bar at the top for more info. This will appear on every page of our website through Christmas Eve. You can also tell people to Google Seabreeze Church, and they'll find us that way too.
Text them a link to the Christmas Eve webpage!
Go to the Christmas Eve Facebook event page and mark "going..." and then share the event with your friends.
Share this YouTube video! You can text it to people or share it on social media.
These are just a few ways to help you thoughtfully invite your friends and family to Christmas Eve. I'm looking forward to spending Christmas Eve celebrating with you!