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

Event Invites

Use these events to invite others to Christmas services at Echo.

Social Media Graphics

Share the word on social media with these images. Simply right click and download the images.
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Story Graphic

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Template Text for Social Sharing

Join me for a fun Christmas community experience at @echochurchlive on Friday, December 23, or Saturday, December 24!

Enjoy live Christmas music, an inspirational message, a great family experience, candlelight service, special kids activities, hot chocolate and treats, holiday photo booth, and more! Can’t wait to see you there!

You’re invited to @echochurchlive on Friday, December 23, or Saturday December 24, for fun Christmas community experience that the whole family will love! Check out echo.church/christmas for locations and times, 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 Online

Some ways you can invite people (including virtually) include:
  • During a hangout or conversation
  • Text or call
  • Email
  • Social media DM or message
  • Share Echo’s social media posts (@echochurchlive on Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Post on social media news feeds, groups, or stories

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

Invite a friend personally (through text, Facebook message, email, etc.):
Hey [name]! I’d like to invite you to a fun Christmas community experience on [DAY], [DATE] at [TIME] at [LOCATION]! Will you please join me?

Share in a community forum or group (e.g. NextDoor neighborhood or an interest-based Facebook group, etc.)

Hey friends! Echo.Church is hosting a fun Christmas community experience on Friday, December 23, and Saturday, December 24! Would you be interested in joining me on [DAY] at [TIME] at [LOCATION]? Let me know if you are interested in coming along — I’d love to save you a seat!