4 Simple Ways to Invite Someone

to Church Throughout the Year! 

1. Share about your  church on social media.

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2. Send a Text

Copy one of these sample texts, fill in the blanks, and invite a friend to Church on the Move.

Sample Texts:

  1. "Hey, are you going to church anywhere right now? I thought you could join me at Church on the Move's _______ location this week. We're starting a study on the book of Acts that I think you would enjoy. Would you be up for going to the ____ service with me?"

  2. "Hey, are you going to church anywhere right now? I thought you could join me at Church on the Move's _______ location this week." (Or, "We could watch online together at my house this week.")

  3. "Hey, would you be up for going to church with me this week? I go to Church on the Move _____ location at [service time]."

  4. "Hey, my church has some great content on the topic we were talking about this afternoon. Here's a link [link to podcast]."

  5. "Hey, my kids love Church on the Move's kids classes. I was thinking you and [their child's name] could join us this weekend. Here's a link to [your child's name] favorite YouTube video from Kids on the Move so you can get a feel for what their services are like. Let me know if you're up for it!"

  6. "[Your teenager's name] loves going to Oneighty on Weds. nights. I thought maybe [teen's name] would like to go with us this week. I can pick [him/her] up if you want! Here's a link to their Instagram so you can get a feel for what it's like."

3. Start a Conversation

Resist the urge to correct, belittle church-hurt, or defend your beliefs. Instead, listen for meaning, seek to understand, validate them, care for what people have been through, and have an open/respectful conversation about each other's beliefs. 

Conversation Starters:

  • Did you grow up going to church with anyone? (Explore the topic)
  • Do you go to church now? Where at? Or why not? (Explore the topic)
  • Have you ever thought about going again? (Explore the topic)

With each question, remember, this is a conversation, not a sales pitch for church. The most important thing is getting to know this person and caring for them.

4. Engage Your Community

When we start a conversation, care for, embrace, and reach out to our neighbors, the barista, the check-out clerk, our kids' teachers, and our coworkers we open the door for friendship and spreading the Gospel

Examples of Engaging Your Community:

  • Pray for your neighbors every day as you pass their homes on the way to and from work.
  • Take every opportunity to show care (mow lawns, shovel snow, rake leaves, bring cookies, write notes).
  • Ask questions: Resist the urge to make every conversation about you. Ask about their lives first. 
When you start engaging the people around you, you'll have more opportunities to share the life and stories of Jesus.