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Our Candle Lighting Tradition

Our Christmas décor, music, and message are new each year, but one part of our service has remained the same. Each year, Andy invites anyone who’s marking a significant year in his or her spiritual life to light a candle. This includes anyone who crossed the line of faith, anyone who returned to church or to faith after being away for a while, and anyone who was baptized.

Listen to Andy Stanleys Explanation ➜
Take 60 seconds and listen in.

This tradition has become one of the most poignant moments in our programming. Seeing the auditorium glowing with light is such a memorable way to celebrate the magnitude of what God has done in our community that year. While at the same time, watching each individual grab a candle makes the moment so intimate and personal.

We gathered a collection of ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS!

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Our Christmas décor, music, and message are new each year, but one part of our service has remained the same. Each year, Andy invites anyone who’s marking a significant year in his or her spiritual life to light a candle. This includes anyone who crossed the line of faith, anyone who returned to church or to faith after being away for a while, and anyone who was baptized.

Listen to Andy Stanleys Explanation ➜
Take 60 seconds and listen in.

This tradition has become one of the most poignant moments in our programming. Seeing the auditorium glowing with light is such a memorable way to celebrate the magnitude of what God has done in our community that year. While at the same time, watching each individual grab a candle makes the moment so intimate and personal.

We gathered a collection of ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS!

Read more