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

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Deep inside, we all have a desire for greatness… and that’s not there by accident. Yet so many of us spend most of our days unsure of how to live in our unique purpose.

Imagine waking up each morning clear about your what you were made to do. Imagine thriving through your days – rather than dragging your feet. Imagine being fueled by passion and meaning.

You’re invited to @echochurchlive on Sundays, starting March 27, for a brand new series: Maker’s Mark! It’s time to discover the specific calling God has for you.

I’ll be going to [CAMPUS] at [TIME] this coming Sunday, and you’re more than welcome to join me. Check out echo.church/maker for more times/locations, or feel free to DM me with any questions. Hope you’ll join us!!

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, 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 Maker’s Mark! It’s time to discover the specific calling God has for 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 Maker’s Mark!   It’s time to discover the specific calling God has for 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!