On My Mind and Heart: Trunks, Treats, Families and More …

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I love this time of year.  I love it because it’s just cold enough that you have to wear a jacket (or hoodie) but not so cold that you have to shovel snow.  I love it because it’s football season.  I love it because it reminds me of when we started Adventure Church (11 years ago this weekend).  And, I love it when we host our annual Trunk or Treat Event at ACC.

The Adventure Trunk or Treat event is Wednesday, October 28.  It has routinely become one of our largest invitation events of the year.  Last year we had over 500 people attend.  It’s a great time to invite your family and friends and neighbors — especially those who may be a little skeptical about church.

Why is this such a good time to invite people?  Because there is no pressure on them!  This event is all about having fun.  Kids and adults both dress up in goofy costumes, candy is handed out by the bag full, and there are more hot dogs to eat than at a baseball game.  People can tour around the building, meet our pastors and staff, and get a feel for what it would be like to come and visit on a Sunday.  All without having to do anything, say anything, sing anything, read anything or believe anything!  No pressure.

So, who do you need to invite to our Trunk or Treat event?  Post this on your FB page.  Tweet it.  Email it.  Everyone – invite someone!

Peace —

Pastor Buddy

Everyone Invite Someone!

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Easter Sunday, April 20, is approaching soon. Did you know that more than 50% of people say that they would attend church on Easter Sunday if someone just invited them to come. Wow! A simple invite could lead someone to encounter Jesus! It sounds so simple.

I want to challenge EVERYONE TO INVITE SOMEONE to one or more of our Easter events and services. On Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m., our annual Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast is scheduled. (And, it’s going to be great weather!). On Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m., we have a special Good Friday Service planned. And, on Easter Sunday, April 20, there are two worship services from which to choose – one at 9:30 and another at 11 a.m.

Although inviting someone to church is as simple as saying “Hey, would you like to come to church on Easter?”, we’re offering you some tools to make it even easier:

We have two sets of cards you can pick up on Sunday announcing our Easter programming times and events. Both are easy to carry and easy to hand out. Take as many as you want. Hand them to people at work. Hand them to your friends at the ballpark. Leave them for your food server. Give them to your family. Take a walk and give them to your neighbors.

On the Adventure Facebook page you can find easy to copy pictures of our Easter Invitations. Place them on your FB page. Like them. Send them to your friends via email. Tweet them from your Twitter account. Add them to your Linked In page. One simple post and a note from you saying “Come and check out my great church this Easter!” may be all someone needs to decide to visit.

We are sprucing up the building, adding new directional signs, painting, cleaning, etc. so everyone feels comfortable and at ease when they visit. (There is still work to be done btw – our next scheduled work day is Tuesday, April 15 from 9 a.m. until it’s all finished so please plan to come and help paint, do some light carpentry, move furniture, and clean.)

Our website is new and updated. Go to adventureky.org and check it out. Make sure to create a profile and register to receive email updates.

Inviting someone to something at church is just about the easiest thing that we can do as Christians. It costs nothing. It takes very little time and effort. There is no downside. And, it could change someone’s life for eternity. So, who are you planning to invite?

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