4 Simple Ways to Invite Someone
to Church Throughout the Year!
2. Send a Text
Copy one of these sample texts, fill in the blanks, and invite a friend to Church on the Move.
"Hey, are you going to church anywhere right now? I thought you could join me at Church on the Move's _______ location this week. Would you be up for going to the ____ service with me?"
- "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.")
- "Hey, would you be up for going to church with me this week? I go to Church on the Move _____ location at [service time]."
- "Hey, my church has some great content on the topic we were talking about this afternoon. Here's a link [link to podcast]."
- "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!"
- "[Your teenager's name] loves going to Oneighty on Wednesday 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.
- 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.