This Sunday, Sept. 12 is National Back to Church Sunday. It's a time for Christians to encourage relatives, friends and neighbors to join them at church.
According to the National Back to Church website, more than 3,800 churches are participating in the annual event this year and will welcome anyone who would like to rediscover church.
More than 1.4 million invitations to local churches have been extended for the event. Many churches have planned a special service to welcome people back and to make them feel comfortable and at home.
Philip Nation, the spokesman for Back to Church Sunday, discussed the national effort to get people back to church on the Sept. 10 edition of the CBNNewschannel's Morning News. Click play to watch the interview.