Welcome Assemblies of God Churches!
National Back to Church Sunday is a special day on the third Sunday of every September when millions of people who do not regularly attend church are invited and welcomed to a church near them. On that day, thousands of churches will open their doors and welcome everyone who would like to rediscover church. This year, National Back to Church Sunday kicks off on September 18, 2018.
Back to Church Sunday has become the single largest community outreach in the nation. We are praying for 30,000 churches to participate in 2018 to share in the simple message and mission of inviting everyone in America back to church.
Last year, over 21,100 churches participated from over 120 denominations. It was so successful that surveyed churches reported on average a 31% increase in their weekend attendance, and some reported their largest attendance ever!
"82% of the unchurched are likely to attend church if invited... yet only
2% of church members invite." - LifeWay Research
We invite you to join with other Assemblies of God churches to actively get involved in National Back to Church Sunday. It is simple and free to participate.
Free resources available for your church:
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"There are some non-negotiables in the Christian life. One of these non-negotiables is the local church. The local church is the method ordained by Christ to equip the believer and to help evangelize the lost. We need to challenge Christians everywhere to get back into attending a Christ-centered church. I support Back to Church Sunday!"
Dr. George O. Wood
General Superintendent, Assemblies of God
"As goes the Church, so goes the culture. Back to Church Sunday brings focus to one of the key foundations of our Christian faith. When Christians determine to get back to church, we will move from being thermometers reflecting the temperature to thermostats regulating societal temperature."
Dr. Doug Beacham
Presiding Bishop, International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Oklahoma City, OK
"If the Church loses its voice and becomes invisible, it will become irrelevant. A strong Church is the best gift we can give our communities and its families."
Dr. Glenn C. Burris
President of the Foursquare Church, Los Angeles, CA
"The Back to Church Movement is about more than just attending the local church. When Christians are faithful in their attendance to the local church, Jesus Christ becomes paramount to our families, the lost become a priority to lives, and fellow believers become partners in our efforts to transform our society."
Dr. James O. Davis
Cofounder of the Billion Soul Network
"Just like the head and body are not identical but inseparable, the Church and Christ are not identical but are inseparable. I believe it is time to challenge Christians like never before to recommit themselves to faithfully attend the local church."
Dr. Elmer Towns
Cofounder, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
"A national return to the local church in America would also indicate a spiritual renewal toward Christ. Let’s encourage pastors preach on this theme and challenge Christians to recommit themselves to attend their respective churches."
Dr. Timothy Hill
World Missions Director, Church of God
"There are some non-negotiables in the Christian life. One of these non-negotiables is the local church. The local church is the method ordained by Christ to equip the believer and to help evangelize the lost. We need to challenge Christians everywhere as never before to get back into attending a Bible-believing church."
Pastor of Calvary Chapel, Melbourne, FL
"As a busy pastor, I am constantly looking for the best tools to help me to communicate to my congregation and to challenge them to be followers of Christ. As we witness a resurgence of both the saved and unsaved coming back to church, we will also experience a desperately-needed spiritual awakening in our society. Please allow me this opportunity to encourage you as a Christian and church leader to go to BackToChurch.com today!"
Dr. Kenneth C. Ulmer
Senior Pastor-Teacher of Faithful Central Bible Church
"National Back to Church Sunday is a ready-made opportunity to unleash the best outreach tool in history: Christians personally inviting their friends, family and neighbors to church."
Founder and President of Outreach, Inc.