Sometimes we need reminders. I am sure you remember, but Christmas is Jesus’ birthday. You are in charge of the party. Who are you inviting?
Have you thought about inviting prospects to your home for a Christmas party, perhaps along with some of your friends (who happen to be in your class)? This can be the beginning of relationships that lead the prospect to attending class and perhaps to befriending Jesus.
Who will be your guests for your class Christmas party/fellowship? It can be a great opportunity to invite prospects to have fun with you, get to know you, and learn about the Christmas story. Encourage your class to bring prospects to your party. If there is a cost, pay their way. Give them gifts. Laugh. Have fun. If this is the first time to fellowship with the prospects, you may not even invite them to class yet. But go ahead and share the Christmas story with the group! (And you could even make an announcement to the whole group about the Christmas lesson on Christmas Eve.)
Who are you inviting to Sunday School and worship on Christmas Eve this year, since it falls on Sunday? Invite prospects. Many are more open to attending with you around Christmas and Easter. Some are waiting for your invitation. Pray and invite them today. Offer to pick them up. When they show up, treat them special. Take time to get to know them (without acting nosey). Be a friend. Plan to eat lunch with your guests.
Challenge your class to invite guests and sit together at the Christmas program. Or plan a ministry project and invite prospects to participate with you. Give class attenders postcards to send out or deliver to prospects at work, school, next door, etc. Plan a dessert fellowship after the program or the ministry project. For additional Christmas resources for Sunday School, click on this link. For more information about invitations, check out Revolutionary Sunday School Invitations (Postcards) and Invitation to Sunday School.
I think Jesus would be happy that you invited people for whom He died to His party! Jesus always seemed to enjoy a party with tax collectors and sinners. Pray. Plan. Invite. Watch what happens! Be revolutionary!