All right, all right. I’m sorry for the lame title pun. Westchester Church decided to do something crazy–go skydiving. This church had a message to communicate: We are not boring; we are not safe; we chase lions.
What better way to communicate who you are than to jump out of a plane from thousands of feet in the air?
And in a church with a weekly attendance of 150, forty people signed up. And they saw God do incredible things that day. Here’s a little bit from their pastor about one person who was particularly impacted:
He’s not a Christian and admits he is not a very religious man but he wanted to tag along with a bunch of crazy Christ followers to risk his life to skydive. To me that is amazing in itself. I think he was more nervous hangin’ out with us than jumping. Not sure about that but he looked a little nervous when he met us in the parking lot for prayer prior to leaving.
And Stephen from Westchester Church had this to say:
We answered spiritual and crazy questions all day while at the jump site. Our instructors, the filmers, the other jumpers, pilots, everyone–were all intrigued at a church sponsoring a jump. And on top of that they were thrilled and a little freaked that we didn’t pray before and after every jump, we didn’t try to convert them on the spot, we just had fun and built connections with them. Not to mention they were thrilled with the $4,000 in business we brought them in a single day.
This is a great example of what happens when you understand who your church is and do whatever it takes to market that personality. Even if it means jumping from a plane.