DALLAS, TX—Charis Grace Church of Dallas was looking for a way to achieve some sustainable church growth. There are a lot of interesting strategies out there, from giving away big-screen TVs to giving motivational messages instead of sermons. But the church finally settled on a bold, innovative new strategy: being open on Sunday mornings.
"It just came to me like a revelation from on high: what if we opened our doors on Sundays?" said Pastor Lucas. "We could meet, read the Word of God together, and sing some songs. It seems like it would give us a leg up on all the other churches in the area. I'm just spitballing here. I know this is kinda out there, but hopefully, it will grow our numbers a little bit."
Other churches are watching Charis Grace's bold experiment with interest, since if it works out, other Christian churches may consider opening their doors on Sundays so the people of God can meet and worship Jesus.