Originally Posted by quirkydyke
I disagree with what she said about it not being likely that the "unchurched" would visit on Christmas - I think that is the day when they would be most likely to visit. One of my good friends is an atheist but she very much enjoys the holidays - she puts up a tree, everyone gets a homemade gift, and she attends a Christmas church service every year. Many "unchurched" feel inspired during the holiday season and that is the time of year when they are most likely to attend a service.
this is true. my point of contention with the spokesperson's statement is the implication that the primary purpose of a church service is evangelism. It's about worship. Evangelism is done outside of the church walls.