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Rick Warren’s email is a tremendous encouragement to take advantage of this Easter for inviting someone to church.

Rick writes:

For the first time in 95 years, Easter will be celebrated on March 23, which is just two weeks away! This is the earliest Easter since 1913! (Easter is a different day each year because Passover is determined by the lunar & solar calendars).

In a recent national survey, most Americans said they’d accept an invitation to attend a church during Easter season if someone would simply invite them! They are waiting to be asked!  

In another national survey, the Barna Institute identified five different groups of Americans:   

The Unattached (23% of Americans) haven’t attended any church service in the past year. About one-third of this group have never attended a church in their lifetime.

The Intermittents (15% of Americans) have attended a church in the past year, but not in the past month. About two-thirds of this group have attended a church within the past six months.

The Conventionals (56% of Americans) have attended a church in the past month.

The Homebodies (3% of Americans) attend only a house church

The Blenders (3% of Americans) attend both a conventional church and a house church

How do the unattached think? The Barna National Survey discovered that they are:

*more likely to feel stressed out 

*less likely to believe they are making a positive difference in the world

*less optimistic about the future

*59% consider themselves to be Christians!  

*62% say they pray during a typical week.

The Survey concluded:

“The best chance of getting the Unattached to a church is when someone they know and trust personally invites them, offers to accompany them, and they believe the service will address an issues or need they are struggling with at that moment.”

Who will you invite this Easter season?  Don’t miss this opportunity to reach one more for Jesus!


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