Ready or not, Christmas is coming. That means churches are planning events, socials, and special services. Today we provide some tips to make this a great Christmas season for your church.


  1. Christmas Eve is the time when the unchurched are most receptive to attending church.
  2. Traditions are key: hymns and carols, candlelight with Silent Night, etc.
  3. The service should be brief, 30-minutes max.
  4. Begin promotion right after Thanksgiving.
  5. Use your Facebook page and Facebook ads.
  6. Design a very simple registration card: first name, email, guest or member, prayer request. Ask everyone to complete it.
  7. Prepare for multiple services in most churches, at the very least for greater attendance.
  8. Plan for staff to have time off post-Christmas.


Source: Lifeway Resources


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