Commemorate Christmas With Baptism Trees
One year, Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C., featured trees decorated with ornament tags that represented every baptism at the church since its inception—nearly 2,000 in all.
“People were very amazed when they understood what each ornament on the tree represented,” Connections Pastor Larry Brey says. “They were an overwhelming testimony of changed lives.”
Elevation’s “Baptism Trees” coincided with the church’s capital campaign for new facilities. During its annual leadership weekend, Elevation featured the trees on stage, and leaders received a gift box with a pledge card inside. The trees stood as a reminder for what their money would ultimately go to: changes lives.
Your church may use such trees similarly or simply to celebrate what God is doing through your church.
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2010 issue of Outreach magazine.