Do you remember High School dances? Do you remember trying to get up the nerve to ask that person to dance? What if they said no? What if they think you’re weird? What if they tell other people that you are a freak?
Many times we feel the same way when it comes to inviting people to church. We get nervous, we make excuses, we feel rejection and we don’t want to be labeled.
Let me give you four ways to help you invite someone to church for friend day this Sunday.
1. Be specific and clear
“We are in a series at church that is really helping me. I go to the ____ a.m. service. Join me this Sunday.” Do you notice how specific and clear that was? “You should come to church with me” sometimes is like, “let’s do lunch.” That’s not clear.
2. Invite them to lunch afterwards or breakfast before. Tell them that you will pay. I can’t think of a greater investment!
3. Tell them what your church has to offer. If they have children, tell them how safe and awesome the Children’s Ministry is. Tell them how much your kids love it!
4. Be persistent Don’t give up. Keep on inviting,Someone will show up at church eventually and their life will be changed for all eternity because of your concern and persistence in inviting them!
We shared stories of two different groups of people in our services the past couple of weeks who invited friends to church and they came and accepted Christ.
One was the story of how two of our guys, Zach Dutton and Justin Dills invited some of their co-workers from Applebees to attend a service with them. Those young ladies attended, accepted Christ and are now inviting others to New Season!
The other story was about a young lady named Libby who started attending New Season. She liked it so she invited her friend Sienna who came and accepted Christ. Sienna invited Regan who came and accepted Christ. They are all attending regularly and continuing to invite people!
There is power in a simple invitation. There are people just waiting for you to ask…It’s Friend Day this Sunday! Don’t come alone! It’s not too late. One invitation can change a life!