Inviting others to church can feel daunting at times. Below are some practical tips & tools for how to invite others to Squad Goals in a casual, friendly, & easy way!
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Many of us set goals for work, fitness, finances, but not for the most important parts of our lives: relationships.
But what if we were intentional about our relationships the way we were meant to be? ✨
Imagine being surrounded by people who add value to your life. Being deeply connected with others, instead of just staying on the surface. Having relationships that help you and those around you flourish.
You’re invited to @echochurchlive on Sundays, starting February 6th, as we learn how to experience #squadgoals the way God made them to be!
I’ll be going to [CAMPUS] at [TIME] this coming Sunday, and you’re more than welcome to join me. Check out echo.church/squad for more times/locations, or feel free to DM me with any questions. Hope you’ll join us!!
TIPS FOR INVITING OTHERS
- BE YOURSELF.
Don’t overthink it! Use words that feel natural to how you usually talk.
- THINK OF OTHER CIRCLES OF PEOPLE.
Invite people from communities you’re involved in outside of church, like:
- teams at work
- interest-based Facebook groups
- group text threads
- family chat threads
- CONSIDER BOTH IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL.
Some ways you can invite people (including virtually) include:
- IDENTIFY A NEED.
Think about a specific issue the person may be looking for answers about or struggling with, and speak to that.
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
MORE INVITATION TEMPLATES
Sample blurb to send to a friend personally (through text, Facebook message, email, etc.):
Hey [name]! I just thought about you today and wanted to share that my church is doing a new series Squad Goals – all about having relationships that help you and those around you flourish. Would you be interested in joining me at [service time and location]?
Sample blurb to share in a community forum/group (e.g. NextDoor/neighborhood group, other interest-based Facebook groups, etc.):
Hey friends! My church is doing a new series Squad Goals – all about having relationships that help you and those around you flourish. ALL are welcome to join, and I’ll personally be there this Sunday at [service time and location]. Let me know if any of you are interested in coming along – I’d love to save you a seat!