Do you know what type
of church invitee you are?
You see the value in inviting people to church even though you might not understand it completely. You might have just rededicated your life to Christ or accepted Jesus into your life. You are proud of that decision and you want all your friends to know about it and equally join you on that journey.
If you identify as this, your go to is picking up posters after every service and reposting eveything shared on your church’s social media page via your personal social media. You also engage actively in word of mouth promotion.
The Shy / Introverted
You feel uncomfortable, self-conscious and nervous when inviting someone new to church. You will rather spend time at home reading a book or writing a blog post or editing a video about why people need to try out your church.
That’s okay. If you identify as this, your most comfortable avenue to inviting a friend to church is through your personal social media. You will excitedly share post from @weignitechurch with witty captions as long as you are excited about the content being shared.
The Goal Getter
You start the year with SMART driven goals on the number of people you need to bring to church either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. You don’t wait until you are told to invite a friend. You are known to bring a friend along to church even when it is not a celebratory service because you’ve got to hit those targets.
If you identify as this, you are a pro in word of mouth promotions since you find it easy to approach people. Your personal social media page is not any different. You are not caught sleeping on sharing messages and events. You are most likely to put up a message from Sunday’s service on Monday.
You believe it takes more than just leaving a poster behind to invite someone to church. You take it a notch by trying to connect through personal stories. By sharing your personal stories and listerning attentively, you are able to build a connection.
If you identify as this, your go to is word of mouth promotion. You are able to easily include your faith in discussions with friends and co-workers. You are most likely to influence those around you to come to church since they perceive you to be caring. In inviting someone new to church, you believe following up with an email or friendly message will make the individual less relunctant.
The Checklist Major
Inviting someone to church is just another item on your to do list and you can’t wait to cross that out today! You will invite someone to church as long as you are told to do so. What makes it of optimum priority to you is if you have to be accountable to someone or there is a form of benefit or fulfillment to be enjoyed.
If you identify as this, that’s okay. Pay key attention to inviting someone to church during special events. Spread God’s good news to young adults like yourself during our outreach event- voice of one. The benefit gained, is open doors to a better future for someone.
The Bible Scholar
Inviting someone to church is always based on facts and scriptures. You equip individuals with no prior knowledge of God to gain understanding about deep revelations in the bible.
If you identify as this, you are all talks about church and the importance of finding a good one with friends. Your social media posts most times has a scripture or quotes that gets your friends thinking. You won’t have an issue reaching out to a stranger and providing them with enough reasons why they need to make it down to your church.
The "I dont know
You won’t mind inviting someone to church but you’re clueless on the ways to go about it. You don’t want to end up having an awkward conversation. You believe you need to be at a certain point in your faith with God before sharing insights of the bible with friends.
If you identify as this, use this script to help you ignite a friend to church.
You tend to be energetic and adventurous in your approach to inviting people. People are naturally drawn to you. Within your circle of friends, you’re looked up to. Your post gets lots of reshares and interactions since it’s informative and entertaining.
If you identify as this, you have no problem with influencing thoughts and rallying individuals via a message blast, call or a post.
The "What's the
You lay emphasis on your overall image, that you won’t be caught holding up a poster. You hardly talk about church with friends. It’s the last thing on your mind. You don’t see the value in inviting friends to church because church is just a religious activity you perform. You’re a believer of “they have their own life to live and I have my own life to live”
If you identify as this, do not feel coerced to invite a friend rather, pay attention to posts from @weignitechurch that really speaks to you and share that. Look out for unconventional events at Ignite (Meet and Grill, Olympiad) and bring a friend along to enjoy the experience with you.
The "I Tried it! It
You have tried inviting a friend to church before but all to no avail. It makes you feel more relunctant about trying to do so again. You feel it is a waste of time and you would rather devout time to things you can control such as serving at church and working on your personal relationship with God.
If you identify as this, do not give up! Invite that friend to church again. Take it a notch by extending the invite to more friends within your circle. An easy way to do so is to simply repost post from @weignitechurch’s social media.