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Why Most People Will Visit a Church Easter Sunday…

Ron Edmondson

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  • @mlvernik says:

    For all the marketing done it always come down to a simple conversation. Amazing to read this just after I "facebooked" a friend and they said they would come. Not everyone will say yes, but when the Lord prompts us it's time to speak.

  • Melissa says:

    Because deep in their heart they know there is hope….even if they might not make it back until Christmas, something lingers. It's with each of us all the time.

    • ronedmondson says:

      Amen. I agree. Of course, I was trying to encourage people to ask and statistically speaking over 80% of people say they would come if they are asked. Hoping that holds true for churches everywhere this weekend.God bless.

      • Melissa says:

        That is just so odd that such a high percentage would want to be asked. Do you think that is because of an awkwardness, or feeling of not feeling "worthy" (for lack of a better word), of being at church?

        • ronedmondson says:

          Honestly Melissa, after reaching so many unchurched people the last 7 years, I really don't think church is on the radar for many of them. If they don't have a relationship with God, then they are living under the idea that they are “as good” as people at church are or aren't even thinking they need church. It could be an option…or it could not be an option. Without the relationship part, there is plenty more things they'd rather do on a Sunday morning. Just being honest with where many are, but when asked, they give it a try.

          • Melissa says:

            Wonder what the percentage is of people making a change to attend on a regular basis? So part of the relationship is being disciplined enough to attend church on a regular basis and then letting it grow from there! Some I know think "oh, you don't have to be in a building to build that relationship" ….what is your thought on that?

          • ronedmondson says:

            I don't know. There are rules of thumb, several different ones, but I think every church is different and so it's hard to use any of them. At Grace, traditionally, until the last year or so, our Easter number became our new average attendance by the next Easter. Obviously the end goal is discipleship, converting visitors to followers and to disciples.

  • Oh! This is a good time to invite some of my friends to the church this sunday. (May be God will touch them with His Spirit.)