By Diana Davis
Here are three exciting, fresh ideas to bring in the New Year at your church.
RESOLUTIONARY PRAYER MARATHON
Pray in the New Year with a marathon from 6 a.m. to midnight New Year's Eve. Designate multiple prayer sites around the church building so several groups can pray simultaneously, and ask every group in your church to pray together for one hour.
NEW YEAR MUSIC MARATHON
Sing in the New Year! Recruit 12 capable coordinators to enlist musicians and sound techs for a full hour of Christian music, and then advertise a 12-hour music marathon to bring in the New Year. Begin at noon New Year's Eve and have continuous Christian music until midnight.
A SCRIPTURAL BEGINNING FOR THE NEW YEAR
It's a life-changing project: Bring in 2011 by reading the New Testament or the entire Bible aloud as a church. It takes about 24 hours to read the New Testament, or you could read the entire Bible in about 72 hours.
Until next time...share the journey and enjoy the ride!