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

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS

You can share the word on social media with these images. Simply right click & download the images.

Example caption:

You’re invited to join us Sundays, starting on July 17 for an exciting summer blockbuster series At The Movies!
All first time guests will also receive a FREE movie ticket! 
Join me on Sundays, starting on July 17 at [CAMPUS] at [TIME]. Check out echo.church/movies 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]! Come join us on Sundays, starting on July 17 for a fun summer teaching series called At The Movies

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! Come join us on Sundays, starting on July 17 for a fun summer teaching series called At The Movies

Would you be interested in joining me 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!