Back to Church Sunday - 30 September 2012
Back to Church Sunday is based on the simplest and shortest step in evangelism - that we should invite someone we already know to something we love; invite our friend to our church.
This year the materials are not dated so that churches can use a different date if they wish.
“I have wanted to come back for some time and this just gave me the nudge I needed.”
Success isn’t a percentage, a number, or a line on a graph. Success is one person inviting one person.
Register Your Church
Registration for Back to Church Sunday 2012 is open. Go to http://www.backtochurch.co.uk There are just 3 simple steps to taking part:
- Register Your Church
- Order Your Resources
- Get Ready to Invite
Once you have registered you will be sent a link to order your Invitation Packs and other additional resources directly from Traidcraft.
The website (at www.backtochurch.co.uk) contains a wealth of ideas, tips, videos, templates and logo downloads to help make the most of the day and welcome guests. These free resources will be available from April. (There is no log in/password feature for ease of access)
In response to feedback from churches there are some helpful changes to the resources this year. The standard pack is simplified making it smaller and more affordable.
- The Invitation Pack contains just 50 invitation/prayer cards, with a matt finish on the back to allow foreasy customisation. They can be written on in biro or permanent marker
- There are no gift cards or posters.
Archbishop calls Back to Church Sunday “essential”
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, says Back to Church Sunday is “essential”. In a speech to diocesan and denominational Back to Church Sunday champions at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop said:“We have been in danger of forgetting just how much we still have in the ‘bank’, just how much… wish there is for connections to be made in the minds and hearts of a lot of people. What Back to Church Sunday has more than anything demonstrated is that you don’t have to dig too far to find that desire for connection.” The Archbishop's address is available at www.backtochurch.co.uk.
Support for Back to Church Sunday is available from the Mission Support Team.
Please contact Sue Cramp (email@example.com or 01986 895535) for more information.