by bobby williams
At Ridge Church, we have the mindset that we should do WHATEVER IT TAKES to get someone to church every Sunday, but especially on Easter. The statistics prove that PEOPLE WILL COME TO CHURCH WHEN INVITED! All you have to do ask- you never know who might be waiting for you to just invite them. In fact, you may not be aware of what hangs in the balance of simple invite.
We always want to help you “carry the mat” for someone to get them to church. That’s why we always have multiple invite cards for you to pick up at Ridge Central each week and why we put together this list. Here are 8 ways you can invite someone to church this Sunday for Easter
Use a Ridge Invite Card | I (Bobby) always keep a few handy in my pocket or wallet. You never know when you need give one away. These are simple: Simply walk up to someone you want to invite and say, “Hey here’s an invite to my church. I’d love for you to come on Sunday for Easter. I will save you a seat.” The invite card has our website on it so just tell them to check out the website for all the info on the church.
Buy a drink or lunch | If you hit up the local Starbucks in Oak Ridge (and you should) then pay for the order of the person behind you and ask the Barista to give them an invite card when they come to pick up their order. You might start a chain reaction. You never know what the Holy Spirit will do with that. I once was in line doing this and saw 8 people pay it forward.
Go on a Social Media Mission Trip | This is the two weeks you should PLASTER Facebook and Instagram with invites to Ridge Church. But don’t just post to your own timeline. Post an invite to a friends timeline. Take 5 minutes to open up your Facebook chat and message a few people to invite them. Use the Ridge Church Facebook page invite to and share it on your own wall and invite your own friends. Get creative on Instagram and make a picture inviting those who follow you there. The possibilities are endless.
Shoot a video and post it to Facebook | On your camera or computer, post a 60 second or less video inviting your friends to Easter services at Ridge Church. People love videos. Put your kids in it for a few extra views (Hey- whatever it takes right). On Instagram for example, you could shoot a creative 15 second video on Instagram and just say, “Easter..Ridge Church…Sunday March 27…come with me. Please???”
Send an Email | Send a personal email to some friends, family members or coworkers. Be sure to make the title something they’ll want to open and read like “A personal favor to ask”. You don’t have to share the Gospel here, so just be honest and clear about what you’re asking. You could say something like- Hey! I really LOVE my church and since Easter is coming up Sunday, I’d love for you to come see why I love it so much. I’ll even save you a seat. Will you come to church to with me Sunday? We have three services at 8:30 10:00 and 11:30 that day so just let me know which one I can expect you at, and I’ll meet you at the door. If you have questions, just ask- and you can check out our website at ridgechurch.cc
Send a Text or Make a Call | Go old fashioned and send a few text messages or make a few phone calls and just make the ask.
You never know what hangs in the balance of an invite. Be bold.