Thank you to everyone who was part of our Carols by Glow Stick team or came along. It was fantastic to welcome over 560 people! The team of over 70 people (including setup, music, welcoming, sound, lighting, data, car park, present wrapping, hospitality, the kids’ Christmas video, photo booth, children’s ministry and so much more) did an absolutely fabulous job with a clear focus to point to Jesus being GOOD NEWS of GREAT JOY. It was a joy to see them serve together and what a blessing to be served by them!
Thank you also to everyone who invited friends. One of our hopes and prayers for the evening was that visitors would make up about half of our guests on the night. I think we would have come pretty close to that! It was wonderful to see so many people receive a gift, get a photo, and stay afterwards for refreshments. There was much positive feedback and people were appreciative that St Bart’s would put on a night like that.
Ideas for Follow Up
If you brought along a guest, here are a few ideas.
- Pray. Continue to pray for them, especially that seeds planted will take root.
- Ask for Feedback. Ask them openly and genuinely for any feedback on the night so that you can pass it onto the team. You could simply do that by a text message or in person (e.g., “Thanks for coming along, I hope that you enjoyed the night. Do you have any feedback that you would like me to share with the team?”).
- Invite to Christmas. Invite them along to one of our Christmas services.
- Share the Video. The kid’s version of the Christmas story is on Facebook and our website. It’s great to share it with friends!