Last Updated on February 24, 2023 by admin
People of same faith are brought together through church services to worship and build community. Others invite family members and friends who have either lapsed in their attendance at church or are practicing Christians from another church. Other churches invite non-Christians to their services in order to encourage them to become practicing Christians through the experience. If you want someone to come to your church, you should be respectful and kind when you reach out to them.
Most church discoveries between individuals are probably the result of verbal invitations. People commonly invite others to faith communities through preaching the Word and sharing their faith with friends.
- Be kind and sincere.
- Tell others about all the fun activities you participate in as a faith community. A community event may include a raffle, a fundraiser, a community meal, a project (often involving charitable contributions), and a musical performance.
Host an Event for The Community
Indirect approaches to invite non-church members to your faith community, like community events like lawn fetes or barbecues, are particularly effective. These Church community events are designed to raise money, promote community unity, and provide non-churchgoers with the opportunity to socialize with parishioners with a low-stakes atmosphere.
- You can generate interest in your event by posting an invitation to church service flyer and advertising in your local newspaper.
Invite Guests with Printed Invitations
Non-churchgoers would greatly benefit from a printed invitation from some faith communities. You can include dates and times of your church’s events on the cards to remind people of church’s events.
- Identify a size that is ideal. The dimensions of 4 by 6 inches are considered large enough to accommodate an image. There are still small in size to fit in a small pocket or handbag.
- Text and images should be combined. If you are creating an invitation, use a large image that will capture the viewer’s eye. You may want to use a picture of the church, an icon from the faith, an image from nature, or an image from contemporary culture. Providing a concise and to-the-point description should hook readers who have been drawn to the image.
- Bundle them in twos or threes. Your invitations can then be distributed to others by the person you give them to.
- Make your event fun. You do not have to make it religion-based. if nonchurchgoers have a good time with your clergy member, they will feel organically drawn to learn more about your congregation. Also current parishioners from other faith communities in the area may join you.
Organize Yourself Into Groups
If you are inviting your friends or family, one-on-one is probably the best approach, but what about strangers? A stranger may not trust you after just one brief exchange, and approaching a stranger can be intimidating. If you work together as a team, establishing trust is easier. As a result, strangers will feel more comfortable approaching you. If you are unable to answer their questions, then another individual will.
- You will be able to approach someone with more confidence if you are with a group. The individual you approach will notice the sense of belonging and fellowship among you and your fellow churchgoers.
Promote a Campaign at The Church Level
You might discuss encouraging others to invite outsiders with your priest or pastor if you’re interested in really promoting your faith community. Your priest/pastor can discuss how to invite others to church during church services during a monthly “invite someone to church” day. Your church would be filled with fresh faces and renewed interest if every member brought one non-churchgoer to mass.