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Press Release: JCC to Participate in National ‘Back to Church Sunday’ Sept. 21

by Richwine/Ailes on September 3, 2014
September 3, 2014
Brandi Richwine @ (765) 676-5182
Jamestown Christian Church to Participate in National ‘Back to Church SundaySept. 21
[Jamestown, IN] – “Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Jamestown Christian Church at 10:00am September 21. Everyone is welcome to attend.
National “Back to Church Sunday” is an initiative that is “Inviting America Back to Church.” It seeks to reach the "un-churched" and “de-churched”—people who once attended church, but don't any more—and invite them to return for a special Sunday.
Back to Church Sunday was launched four years ago in response to a survey of 15,000 adults in the United States. Results showed a personal invitation from a family member would prompt 67 percent of Americans to visit a church, and 63 percent said an invitation from a friend or neighbor would cause them to attend a service.
“We want to invite people to show them that church isn’t just a building where you go, it is a family you belong to,” said Scott Ailes, Senior Pastor.
Since its inception, National Back to Church Sunday participants have invited more than five million family members, friends, and neighbors to their churches.
About 20,000 churches are expected to participate this year, inviting more than two million visitors.
The American Religious Identification Survey showed that 83 percent of American adults identify themselves as Christians. In contrast, another survey by the Barna Group indicated only about 20 percent of Americans attends church on any given Sunday. Back to Church Sunday’s goal is to invite or re-invite America to rediscover church.
Jamestown Christian Church is a non-denominational church located at 900 N. Lebanon Street in Jamestown. For more information, go to www.jamestownchristianchurch.net or call (765) 676-5182.