Podcast Episode #069
We cover a recent post here at the blog written by Chuck Lawless on why church members don’t invite others to church. Some highlights from the podcast include:
- We have to keep an awareness before our church members that they need to invite others to church.
- Don’t be afraid of rejection. Celebrate those who accept your invitation.
- Don’t be reluctant to invite others because your church isn’t perfect. No church is.
- Pastors: when is the last time you instructed your congregation to invite others to church?
- Don’t discount the potential success you can have with a “Friend Day.”
- God uses us as His instruments to invite.
- We often use excuses and rationalizations to mask our disobedience to the Great Commission.
- Redundantly remind church members to invite others.
Here are the ten reasons church members don’t invite others to church:
- “I just don’t think about it.”
- “I’m afraid I’ll be rejected.”
- “The music isn’t that good.”
- “The preaching isn’t strong.”
- “We’ve got too many church problems right now.”
- “Our church is already too crowded.”
- “Nobody ever challenged me to invite anyone.”
- “I don’t know how to start the conversation.”
- “It’s the Spirit’s job—not mine—to bring people to church.”
- “It’s too far for people to come.”
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