Global Back to Church Sunday is an international movement to invite everyone everywhere to church on September 17, 2017.
The Back to Church movement began in 2009 as a way to invite everyone in America back to church by empowering and motivating church members to invite their family and friends to come with them to a special service hosted by the local church. This quickly expanded from a national to an international focus with over 1,570 international churches and over 30,000 churches total on the roster for Back to Church Sunday in 2016. We pray for many more churches around the globe to get involved in 2017.
A study by the Pew Forum found that worldwide, eight-in-ten people identify with a religious group while at the same time one-in-six people around the globe (1.1 billion, or 16%) have no religious affiliation at all. Global Back to Church Sunday hopes to unite churches on the third Sunday of every September to mobilize their members to invite millions of people back to church.
Step 1 - Put Your Church on the Roster- FREE Click here to add your church to the roster.
Step 2 - Get the Digital Church Kit. The Digital Church Kit includes an updated campaign planning guide, sermon, brand new videos, the "Now's the Time" anthem song & lyric video, graphics for your website and social media, and loads of ideas and tips to help you prepare for a successful and effective event.
Step 3 - Get Your Church Ready. Studies show that visitors make a decision about returning to church within the first 5 minutes. Is your church ready to receive visitors? Use the resources in your kit to prepare your greeters, children’s ministry and other key areas.
Step 4 - Build Excitement in Your Church and Empower Members. Back to Church Sunday is powered by personal invitations – The Back to Church plan focuses on empowering your members to invite their friends and family to come to church. It’s an easy way to encourage evangelism in your church body, and it works!