Christmas On The Moon 2011

Several times a year we move the venue for our worship gatherings to places that can accommodate more people.  For our Christmas service this past weekend, we moved to The Moon – a local nightclub.  This allows us to share the gospel of Jesus with more than 1,500 people at a time!

Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m. around 75 volunteers met at The Moon to begin the cleaning and setup!  Just a few hours earlier there were hundreds of people in the club smoking, dancing and having a great time.  We transform the party scene to a worship scene in a few hours by mopping the floor, wiping every surface and chair and bar stool, vacuuming and doing our best to air it out before people begin arriving a few hours later to worship Jesus!  It’s amazing the teamwork this group of believers demonstrates on that morning.

Around 11:00 a.m. people begin to arrive, music is playing, coffee is shared, smiles and nice conversations abound.  The service begins at 11:30 with a great rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, followed by more traditional Christmas carols and then a powerful message about why we need Jesus.  There was a standing room only crowd that day – people were standing four deep at the back of the club! At the conclusion of the service an invitation is given – an opportunity for people to acknowledge their need for Christ and to publicly announce their decision to follow Him.  Dozens – yes dozens – of people accepted Christ as their personal savior that day! And that is why we do what we do – not so we’ll feel good about ourselves but to bring a message of hope to others and give them the opportunity to experience what we have in Jesus!

Here’s an example of how God was working Sunday – a young man walked outside to discuss with a counselor his decision to follow Christ.  After talking and praying with the young man, he went back inside, got his friend and brought him outside to talk with a counselor and pray to accept Christ and talk about taking the step of baptism!  How cool is that!?

By the way – the first young man who walked out – this was the first time he had ever heard the gospel in English!

So that’s how my family spent this past Sunday morning!  I can’t wait to see what God has planned for all of us next!

Keep running towards Him!



About Lee Ellzey

Christ Follower, Husband, Father. Like to read. Like to help others. Learning to love life more than ever! View all posts by Lee Ellzey

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