~ You Will Retain A High Percent of Church Visitors ~
Reality ~ It is quite common to find that many visitors on Easter, Christmas, or other special events are not seeking God. Many come to please a family member. Some come to earn points with God—thinking that God will add it to the good side of their ledger. There are also other subtle reasons for church attendance at special events—a common one is to see a child relative “performing on stage.” Some do come seeking God and are in the process of trying to answer some of life’s basic great questions.
Scripture Accounts ~ Recall that Christ performed many special events such as the feeding of 5,000 men plus women and children. He performed miracles throughout His ministry. But also remember He left this earth entrusting His ministry to twelve men from ordinary occupations and a relatively small number of other believers.
The Bottom Line ~ Keep holding special events—just don’t be unrealistic about the likely immediate benefit to your local church or organization.
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