With Easter just 2 weeks away, it is now the ripe time of the year to invite a friend, relative, or a neighbor to church. You know it is one of those times where you can probably have a positive response to a church invite. I have always wondered why. If Easter and Christmas are good days to attend, then why not other services?
According to Thom Rainer, the term CEO christians (Christmas Easter Only) is an exaggeration. What really happens on Christmas and Easter is those church attenders who are infrequent all come together on those special days, so it seems that there are non-going attendees in the midst. It is a reunion of the occasional church goers.
Seems like the expectations of church members is that there are no expectations, including regular church attendance. So it really shouldn’t surprise those of us who attend regularly. Membership used to mean something in earlier church life, but in the hustle and bustle of today’s church life, membership is nearly a way to count bodies to some extent.
This Easter I am praying for COO (Comes Only Occasionally) to become RCA (Regular Church Attender). Membership and church attendance are still a vital means for a healthy family life. God has to be part of an overcrowded calendar and schedule. Why not try to put Him on the docket this year, and see if doesn’t deliver. I know my life has never been the same once I truly surrendered to the living God. He is ready to become important again!
Stay In The Light, 1 John 1:7,