FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul invites faith congregations to participate in National Back to Church Sunday on Sunday, Sept. 21.
Last year, more than one million people came back to church in more than 20,000 churches on a single day. On average, churches saw a 31 percent increase in attendance. It Is Well With Our Soul’s goal is to have 1,000 faith communities in Indiana participate, this year.
People, who have gone back to church, cited these top reasons for doing so:
• Time with God/re-centering of the soul.
• Community and friendship with others.
• Spiritual growth.
• Love and forgiveness.
• Healthier family life.
• Healthier life balance
It Is Well With My Soul encourages faith leaders to include in the sermon or service that day, a call to community outreach, focus and promoting of their existing initiatives and call for more individuals to volunteer.
“It Is Well With My Soul promotes racial healing via family and cultural historical research, presentation, and publication,” organizers said in statement. “We would love for churches to share with us their history and past, present, future plans, actions, and strategies to promote racial healing.”
There is no cost to participate. You can register your church at the National Back to Church Sunday website, www.backtochurch.com.
There are , however, optional resources available, for every budget, to promote your congregation’s participation in this national event. By planning and promoting the day, you can achieve optimal results. The Back to Church Sunday Tool Kit has invitation card, digital resources, videos, nametags, posters, multiple sermon outlines, social media guide, and more. View and select resources for purchase at www.backtochurch.com. Churches using these resources had 25 percent higher attendance than those who did not.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1452350788387604/.