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Why We Invite…
The word ‘go’ appears in the Bible 1514 times – ‘go & tell, go & invite, go & make disciples.’ If we don’t ‘go’ and invite our friends, family, neighbours, colleagues to ‘come & see’ what Jesus is like, they will never have the opportunity to say ‘yes’.
You never know what questions the people around you are asking or how God has been at work. An invitation might be just what that person is looking for, it could be a sign for them or confirmation that they need to investigate. It might be just the right timing, or if it is not the right timing now, it could be in the future.
The reason you are reading this today is because no doubt some brave soul in your life plucked up the courage to invite you to ‘come & see what this whole Jesus thing is about.’ We are not responsible for how our friends will respond, but we are responsible for being brave and putting out the invite.
So be bold, trust God, love people and get inviting…
How We Invite…
…. to Conversations that Matter!
My church is hosting a series called Conversations That Matter, where we are wanting to learn from our friends how they would answer the big questions of life. Wondering if you’d be willing to come along to the opening night, and share with me and some friends how you’d answer the question – Is there meaning to life?
You know I’m always up for talking about the big questions of life, but I don’t often get to hear what you think. Wondering if you’d be willing to join me for a conversation over drinks and nibbles night at church next Tuesday, where we are thrashing around the question ‘Is there meaning to life?’
Do you have answers to any of these questions: Is there meaning to life? How can you know there is a God? Do all paths lead to God? My church is running conversation nights where we are keen to learn from our friends how they answer the big questions of life. Wondering if you would like to come with me to a conversation night on Tuesday and share your thoughts?
I know you are never short of an opinion on the big questions. My friends and I are inviting our friends to join our small group so we can learn from others how you answer questions like ‘Is there meaning to life?’ and ‘how can you know there is a God?’ I would love you to come along, would you be interested to join me?
Can I invite you to a conversation night with friends from my church? I have always appreciated your open mind, and I’m sorry that sometimes my mind must seem closed. Our church is running these conversation nights to learn from our friends the way they answer the big questions of life. Would you like to join me on Tuesday night where we are discussing the question ‘Is there meaning to life?’
Draft Invitations to use
Hey, my church runs this course called Alpha. It’s a series of group conversations that explore life, faith, meaning & God through a Christian lens. It’s a non-judgmental and open environment where it’s easy for anyone, with any point of view, to explore the big questions of life with new friends. On Tuesday [date], 7-9pm, we could try Session 1 of Alpha together… it will be a fun evening where we can find out if Alpha is for you. Here’s a link to the video trailer. Let me know if you’d like me to sign us up, or you can visit our website for more details.
Got questions about life? Try Alpha! Starts Tuesday [date].
Hey, my church runs this course called Alpha, it’s a place to explore the big questions of life and have conversations about things we rarely find time to consider like faith, meaning and God. It starts with a free dinner and I wondered if you would be interested in checking out the first session with me? It starts Tuesday [date] 7-9pm. Let me know, and we can go along together. Check out the trailer.
We all have questions about life, but we rarely find the time to stop and explore answers. I’d like to invite anyone and everyone to come with me and start a conversation about the big questions of life, faith, meaning and God by coming along to our first session of Alpha. Check out the trailer here or visit my church’s website for more details.
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5 Simple Steps of Evangelism
- Pray – always plead with God for people before we plead with people for God.
- Connect – we can’t share the love of Jesus with people we don’t see. Prioritise spending time together, not just so we can invite them, but because we enjoy them.
- Eat – over good food and relaxed hospitality there emerges the time and space to have good conversations.
- Share – tell our friends why we follow Jesus and what he means to us, no one can argue with a personal story, and it compellingly presents the power of the gospel in your life.
- Invite – we are not responsible for how our friends respond to an invitation, but we are responsible to be brave and invite.
A farewell letter from Susan An
“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You