Christmas Show Recap

12.17.2011

The Christmas Show at Edgewood this year was absolutely amazing.  We had 10 salvations and many more interested in talking more about Jesus, baptism and other programs at our church.   This year we had a Christian illusionist from Nashville, Brock Gill, come in as our special guest artist.  The choir/orchestra did about 5 songs at the beginning as the "opening act" and then Brock took the stage.  He was fantastic.  You can look him up on YouTube.  His tricks are superb and his gospel message was one of the best I've ever heard.  He was very clear and concise when giving his gospel message.  You could hear a pin drop in there.  He didn't make it long and drawn out....such as "singing one more stanza since no one's coming down the aisle yet".  He had those who wanted to come to know Christ stand up and head to the back to talk with a counselor.  I had the privilege of talking with an 8 year old, Sarah, during the first show.  She prayed to receive Jesus with Brock and knew exactly what she was doing.  She went to another church and knew all about Christ, but had never really known how to ask Him into your heart and what it meant.  Brock was able to put all the pieces together for her.  Praise God.

Sarah came to this event because Brock was able to do an assembly at two schools the Friday before the show at our church.  He went to a K-8 school in the morning a middle school in the afternoon.  He did a 45 minute assembly at the schools and told them to come to Edgewood on Saturday for a free (longer) show with more tricks.  I think at least half of our attenders on Saturday were from these schools.  Absolutely amazing.   Sarah went to the K-8 school and came back with her family.  So happy God opened the door to go into both of these schools.  Most of the salvations were students from both schools.

Okay, so the following is my own opinion...if you don't agree, that's perfectly fine.  But it's my blog so I'll state my feelings....

First off, I want to thank my husband and our Christmas committee for trying something out of the box this year.  There were several church members who were very against this and wanted the same ole traditional Christmas Program.  Some of them didn't even show up because they were so against it and mad that things are changing at Edgewood.  For those who did show up, I think they were pleasantly surprised with how well this event went.  Sometimes change is good.  Great even.  I, personally, don't think I can go back to that same old Christmas Program.  Like Brock said in his promo video we received, Christmas Programs are geared to reach Christians.  That's not the point of why we're here on earth.  It's to Go and Tell.  To reach the lost, the unsaved.  It would be difficult for me to go back to the drama/song combo that most churches do each year just because we've always done it and we want our church members to come and feel all good inside.  I'd much rather use our money on something that makes a difference, reaches others who don't know Him.  Occasionally Christmas Programs do, but not very often....at least that we've seen at Edgewood.

So, please be praying that next year God can show us exactly what He wants us to do to reach the lost in our community.  Tim and I moved up here because it is extremely unchurched (definitely not the Bible belt we were used to).  That's a TON of people who need to hear the gospel. 

Done with my rant.  Thanks for listening.  And thanks for those at Edgewood that did support the changes that went on this Christmas season and will hopefully continue...

-Megan

3 comments:

The Hunter Family said...

Nicely put, I agree!
Suzanne

Tim and Megan said...

Thanks Suzanne!

Rae Ann said...

Nice thoughts Megan...how awesome to be able to help guide an eight year old to Christ! This is what it's all about:) Love you, Mom