by bobby williams
Not sure if you know this, but statistics prove that PEOPLE WILL COME TO CHURCH WHEN INVITED! All you have to do is 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 a simple invite.
Sunday we asked you to stop by Ridge Central and pick up a few invite cards to give out over the next few weeks. If you missed that opportunity, there’s still plenty to grab this week.
We always want to help you with this. 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 4 ways you can invite someone to church.
How To Use a Ridge Invite Card
I (Bobby) always keep a few handy in my pocket or wallet. You never know when you need to give one away.
Invite cards are great conversations starters. And to be truthful, it’s really about getting an opportunity to share your story more than it is about you handing out an invite card.
When you hand someone an invite card, most people will ask, “what is this?” That’s your chance! You can then say to them something like, “it’s an invite to my church. God has really used this place to help me heal, change my heart and have a real relationship with Jesus. I just want you to experience the same thing because it’s awesome.” Something like that.
Here’s a few more things you can do:
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.
Post a picture of the invite on social media | Take a quick photo of the invite card, post it on Facebook or Instagram, and then share your story in the comments.
Leave it on a co-workers desk with a note | This is important; make sure you leave a note or Post-It that says something like, “Be sure to ask me about this!” That gives you a chance to share your story with them. Let’s not just do drive-by invites.
These are just 4 really simple ways you can use an inviter card. Be bold. Be creative.
We would love to see you have those you care about the most with us at the Ridge on August 21st for the last week of #bestdayever series. We really believe it will be a life changing kind of day.
You never know what hangs in the balance of an invite.