Don’t miss National Back to Church Sunday!
(ht David Fitch, Rick Meigs)
“Back to Church Sunday” is aimed at reaching the unchurched and dechurched — people who used to go to church, but don’t any more. The campaign is based on a simple idea. If you ask unchurched people to come with you to church–mostly likely they’ll say yes. Many dechurched people are a simple re-invitation away.
There are probably people and churches for whom this is effective. If so, great!
The failure to acknowledge or address the issues behind declining attendance leaves the impression that this campaign is either oblivious or indifferent to the real attitudes of the unchurched and dechurched.
If you are churched, why aren’t you inviting more people to church?
If you are unchurched, are you interested in attending with a friend?
If you are dechurched, will this strategy reach you? Why or why not?