89% of Protestants Have Services on Christmas Day

This year the debate over church services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day have been resolved with the answer: both. In fact, 63% of pastors reported that they would hold services on both days. While 71% were planning to hold only a Christmas Eve service, 89% planned to host only a Christmas Day service.

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Why this story matters for church leaders:

Christmas is a critically important day for reaching members of your community who are not connected to a church.

  • Christmas Matters: The majority of churches recognize the opportunities that come with offering several services over the Christmas season.
  • Traditions Differ: Every family has different traditions for attending church on Christmas eve or Christmas day, so it makes sense to offer different options.
  • Sunday Services and Christmas:As some churches debated whether or not to have a Christmas day service on Sunday, many decided that the opportunities outweighed the drawbacks.

What are your reasons for hosting services on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or both.

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