Invitational Inexperience – Back to Church Sunday reaches Ice Hockey

During my stay in Newfoundland I had the privilege of hearing a ice hockey mom tell the story of what happened to her son,when their minister announced to the congregation that there was going to be a Back to Church Sunday in a couple of weeks and that each congregational member should invite a friend. Her son immediately decided that he was going to invite his ice hockey friend another boy who played on the same junior team and he to church. This happened the next time the boys met and the date for back to Church Sunday was immediately put into his friend’s mobile phone. The boy’s friend came on Back to Church Sunday and now there are two boys enjoying church together. The boy, like most children, showed no fear in invitation, he was too inexperienced!