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How to Invite Friends to Christmas at Echo.Church

Inviting others to church can feel daunting at times. Below are some practical tips & tools for how to invite others to the Christmas service in a casual, friendly, & easy way!

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Come & join me for a fun Christmas community experience at @echochurchlive that the whole family will love!

Enjoy live Christmas music, an inspirational message, a great family experience, candlelight service, special kids activities, hot chocolate & treats, holiday photo booth, & more – on Thursday, December 23 or Friday, December 24.

I’ll be going to [CAMPUS] on [DATE & TIME], and you’re more than welcome to join me. Check out echo.church/christmas for more times & locations across the Bay Area (or how to join online from anywhere!), or feel free to DM me with any questions… hope to see you there! 🙂

TIPS FOR INVITING OTHERS

  1. BE YOURSELF.
    Don’t overthink it! Use words that feel natural to how you usually talk.
  2. THINK OF OTHER CIRCLES OF PEOPLE.
    Invite people from communities you’re involved in outside of church, like:
    • teams at work
    • neighbors
    • interest-based Facebook groups
    • group text threads
    • family chat threads
  3. CONSIDER BOTH IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL.
    Some ways you can invite people (including virtually) include:
    • during a hangout or conversation
    • text or call
    • email
    • social media DM / message (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
    • share Echo’s social media posts (@echochurchlive on Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
    • post on social media newsfeeds/groups/stories (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  4. IDENTIFY A NEED.

    Think about a specific issue the person may be looking for answers about or struggling with. For instance, just had a conversation with someone who’s feeling hopeless or discouraged? Here’s a sample blurb you can send them:

    Hey [name]! My church is having an awesome Christmas celebration this year, & I wanted to see if you wanted to come with me 🙂 There will be live Christmas music, an inspirational message, candlelight service, special kids activitieshot chocolate & treats, holiday photo booth, & more… Also, all first-time guests get a FREE Starbucks gift card! Would you be interested in joining me on [service time and location – or echo.church/online link]?

A NOTE ON RESPONSES: 

  • If they accept, that’s great! If you’re available, attend or watch the Sunday message at the same time as the person you invited. Then check in with them afterwards on their thoughts. 
  • If they decline, don’t feel bad! Continue to establish a relationship with the person, and keep praying for them

INVITATION TEMPLATES

  1. BE YOURSELF.
    Don’t overthink it! Use words that feel natural to how you usually talk.
  2. THINK OF OTHER CIRCLES OF PEOPLE.
    Invite people from communities you’re involved in outside of church, like:
    • teams at work
    • neighbors
    • interest-based Facebook groups
    • group text threads
    • family chat threads
  3. CONSIDER BOTH IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL.
    Some ways you can invite people (including virtually) include:
    • during a hangout or conversation
    • text or call
    • email
    • social media DM / message (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
    • share Echo’s social media posts (@echochurchlive on Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
    • post on social media newsfeeds/groups/stories (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  4. IDENTIFY A NEED.

    Think about a specific issue the person may be looking for answers about or struggling with. For instance, just had a conversation with someone who’s feeling hopeless or discouraged? Here’s a sample blurb you can send them:

    Hey [name]! It was great catching up the other day, and I wanted to let you know I’ve been thinking and praying about [situation]. On that note, my church is having a spectacular Christmas celebration this year!  Come join us for a very special Christmas experience & enjolive Christmas music, an inspirational message, a great family experiencecandlelight service, special kids activitieshot chocolate & treats, holiday photo booth, & more! Also, all first time guests will get a FREE Starbucks gift card! Let me know if you’d be interested in joining me for this awesome experience at [service time and location – or echo.church/online link] 🙂

A NOTE ON RESPONSES: 

  • If they accept, that’s great! If you’re available, attend or watch the Christmas message at the same time as the person you invited. Then check in with them afterwards on their thoughts. 
  • If they decline, don’t feel bad! Continue to establish a relationship with the person, and keep praying for them