There are two Sundays every year where people are more apt to show up than any other time of year, and we all know them, Christmas and Easter. For all of us at HDC we love to celebrate Jesus being born into our world, we love to sing Christmas Carols and pack out Powell Auditorium for what seems like 70 services. Christmas is a blast. For Easter we love to throw a party around the fact that our Savior conquered death and rose from the grave. We get on our pastel polo shirts and offer services at each and every one of our campuses so we can celebrate with our Oikos, Jesus being a sacrifice for our sins.
There are two Sundays every year where people are more apt to show up than any other time of year, and we want you, being in their relational world, to capitalize on that. There are people you have been pouring into for months and months and months who have said repeatedly, "I don’t want to,” or, “I’m too busy,” and this Sunday, this is the one where you can get them into the seat next to you. A simple way to ask them to come with you is to remind them that we have an Easter service somewhere in the desert and it is probably no more than 20 minutes from your house. I know what you’re thinking, “But Peter, I came onto this blog to read about things pertaining to my student, what does this have to do with them?”
We have strategically shut down all Junior High and High School service this weekend so your student can celebrate Christ’s resurrection in the seat opposite your Oikos. There is no better way to teach your child about world change than to show them how it is down first hand, by bringing those people who are in your relational world to the feet of our Savior. Enjoy our services, eat your chocolate bunnies, and help change someone’s life by bringing them to church. Happy Easter!