Alter Calls are not usually a topic of heated discussion. As I’m sure it will be discussed later in the blog, does the use of an altar call negate our belief in God’s election?Are the people who are going to be saved going to be saved regardless of an altar call? Is an altar call necessary for those who have heard God’s word and want an opportunity to respond? How about removing the altar call/invitation from the order of service? I often feel like altar calls tend to be begging sessions; the invitations that last 30 minutes and are a sermon in and of themselves. How does your church do altar calls/invitations? This is an important subject to me, because how you close out a message from God’s word, should ultimately give you the opportunity to respond to HIs Word, but are altar calls the way to proceed? What do you think?
Click on this link and watch the video entitled “Should we use altar calls?