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Emotions are part of what it means to be human. Yet we’ve all had times when our emotions have gotten the best of us… distorting our sense of what’s true and what isn’t.
But one thing remains true: our emotions point us towards God-given desires within us. So how do we filter through our emotions and live from a place of clarity?
Get ready to learn how to harness your emotions the way Jesus did – instead of having your emotions harness you.
You’re invited to @echochurchlive on Sundays, starting February 27th, for a brand new series: All The Feels!
I’ll be going to [CAMPUS] at [TIME] this coming Sunday, and you’re more than welcome to join me. Check out echo.church/feels 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 All The Feels! – all about harnessing your emotions the way Jesus did – instead of having your emotions harness you. 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 All The Feels! – all about all about harnessing your emotions the way Jesus did – instead of having your emotions harness you. 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!