Inviting people to church…

I’ve noticed lately that there seems to be a new aversion to inviting people to church. Some describe it as a feeling similar to accidentally walking in the wrong gender’s bathroom or being asked to dig in someone else’s purse… (I don’t have a purse, by the way…)

It seems to feel strange, inappropriate and awkward.

But it doesn’t have to.

The truth is, people may be waiting for an invitation. The people around us may hear us talk about our church. They may see us enjoy our church. They may think we absolutely love our church.

But many of them will never come until we honestly express a desire for them to be there.

They may see it as some sort of club or private party. And even though we have talked about how much we love it… they may not make the emotional journey all the way to deciding to try it out themselves unless we encourage them.

So, do it. Seriously, just do it. Invite someone to church this week. Tell them you love it, you love them, and believe they would love it as well.

Share with them how it has helped you. Let them know why you value it. And then open the door of the church for them emotionally by encouraging them to come.

That is the way to do it.