A Big Day is a day that the whole church has been preparing for a while and a lot of invitations go into that day. The idea is to break through a barrier the church has been having for a while. For example, for 1 year, the church has been around 40 members. To reach a 100, it’s almost impossible till you employ a Big Day approach.
An example of a Big Day in the bible is the Pentecost Day. Jesus left 120 disciples but after that Big Day, they had increased by 3000 people. Such things can be replicated in the life of the church. You just have to understand Big Days and how they work. You can easily double your membership if you understand the power behind Big Days.
During this time, when about 120 believers were together in one place, Peter stood up and addressed them…Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation!” Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.
Practical Ways To Use A Big Day
- Start planning it 2 months ahead of time.
- Have all your Big Day dates in your calendar before they year begins.
- Put a group of 3 people in charge of planning and execution. Appendix A gives an idea of what needs to be done as the day draws nearer
- As a pastor have a target number you must share with the church. This is very important
- Call that particular day something, example, International Sunday, Rep Your School etc.
- Fast and pray 2 weeks before that day for church growth.
- Make a special invitation card and RAK card for members
- Tell each member to have 3 names in the society they should be praying for and planning to invite
- The last 2 Sunday sermons before the Big Day should be geared towards the congregation inviting and performing Random Acts of Kindness
- Start a new series on that day and use it as an opportunity to invite them back the next Sunday. Don’t preach a one-time sermon
- Have a lot of food on that day as much as possible
- Your follow up team should call to thank them and invite them back to second part of the series