9 Ways to Invite Someone to Church

This coming sunday you have a great opportunity to invite someone to our Fall Kick-Off Sunday! We are expecting another record attendance and want you to be involved! Here are a few ideas that might get you thinking.

9. The Bashful Neighbor
If you are a bit of an introvert you can still invite your neighbor to church. Just take one of the church invite cards, casually walk next door, quickly slip the card into the door between the weatherstripping and the door, and then run home. It’s simple and nobody will know it was you. For increased effectiveness attempt this at 2:00am.

8. The Lunch Bribe
Everybody has a favorite restaurant. You can use this to your advantage! Find out your friend’s favorite restaurant and bribe them with brisket or bolognese. Invite them to meet you at the church 10 minutes prior to your preferred scheduled service time and promise to take them out to lunch after the church service. (Note: If you come to the 8:00am service it is called: The Brunch Bribe)

7. The E-Vite
This is new! This is pretty cool too! You can actually invite your friends right through the internet by clicking right here: SEND AN E-VITE

6. The Drive-Thru Dash
Do you deserve a break today? Would you like to have it your way, right away? Yo Quiero Taco Bell? If so, you can pull of the Drive-Thru Dash. Take one of the invite cards, drive through your favorite fast-food place, order your food and give the worker the invitation. It’s that easy. You have a pipping hot double-double and they have an invitation to church.

5. The Facebook Post
Some of you are like the Sultans of Social Media. You can use the powerful influence you have over your 1900 closest friends by posting a link to our church’s website and expressing your love for the church. You may not know the impact that might have upon someone that is just now ready to receive Jesus and start attending a new church. Try it!

4. The Momma Guilt Trip
You know what I’m talking about. You have a power that few can resist and you ought not waste it on simple things like flowers and phone calls. It can go something like this… “You know how much I love going to church. Once I had to miss church, but it was worth it. I had been in labor for 37 hours when the sun came up that sunday morning. Though i wanted to go and worship I was preoccupied giving life to you. I guess I’ll never have that sunday back.” Then make the pitch! Oh, what am I doing. If you’re a mom you know exactly what to do next.

3. The Donut King
In your workplace offer to bring in enough donuts for everyone on Monday, October the 7th if only one person from work will attend with you on Sunday, October the 6th. You will be crowned the donut king and will have a guest with you on sunday! Win – Win

2. The Rope & Tape
If you are getting desperate trying to find someone to attend with you on this special sunday – go to Home Depot and purchase a roll of DuckTape and rope. Now, I’m not saying that you should kidnap someone, tie them up, put them in your trunk and then release them sunday morning in the church parking lot. I’m not saying that! However, you can get creative with rope and DuckTape. It’s all I’m saying.

1. Just Ask
You know, you could just ask. Ask God to give you the opportunity of inviting someone. Then, simply ask that person to be your guest on sunday. They might surprise you, come and enjoy it. And most importantly, they might meet Jesus.

I hope you will bring as many as possible! In fact the person who brings the most 1st time guests to church this sunday will receive a complementary Retreat Package. This can be used for 1 Free Ladies Retreat, Men’s Retreat, Couples Retreat or Teen Camp of your choice. So, get out there and invite as many as you can to the incredible Fall Kick-Off Sunday on October 6th!

Did I miss any good ideas? Maybe you have a few of your own that you would like to share in the comment section:

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  • Reply
    Jennifer Beeson
    October 2, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Oh my word! This is great! I may or may nothave invited our neighbors to church by leaving a tract in the wee hours of the night 5 years ago when we bought our house and were new to the neighborhood. And I currently have a friend that I have been asking to come to church with me for a few months now and she says she will go and knows she needs it, but somehow it never happens. The rope & tape method is sounding prettt good right about now!

  • Reply
    November 18, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Really when someone doesn’t understand afterward its up to other visitors
    that they will help, so here it happens.

  • Reply
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  • Reply
    March 10, 2015 at 11:48 am

    May I borrow some of your ideas here? I would love to use this concept (in my own words) in my church ommunity.

  • Reply
    March 11, 2015 at 10:28 am

    You mean to tell me catching and taking pictures of your neighbors committing sin then bribing them doesn’t work. Give them an ultimatum, jail or church… joking of course. I’m the introvert, 9 and 8 is the way I go. Some have come and gone. We feel blessed with the latest neighbors. We bought them in and they’ve been here ever since. They’re just like us but the filipino version. Lol they have a six year old and we get along great and help each other out. Love my neighbors

  • Reply
    March 11, 2015 at 10:37 am

    One time I got out of my car with my Starbucks coffee in hand and thought I was set…but then I realized I had locked my keys in the so I tried a hanger and unsuccessfully unlocked my car door. We had to call the pop-a-lock guy. I really didn’t want to pay $40 to the guy so I offered him something even better than money. I said to him, “Wouldn’t you rather know how to go to heaven than for me to pay you $40?” Lol he said nothing, popped my lock up and then asked me, “You gonna tell me how to go to heaven now?” I gave him a tract and invite to church and he went away with $40 and a way to go to heaven. 🙂

  • Reply
    Apostle Paul
    March 11, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    How about we pray to God each day for the holy spirits leading, beg Him to give us souls, repent of our desire to follow our own will at the resistance of the spirit, and prayerfully ask God to use us to lead people to Him? How about praying for the neighborhood and our daily interactions? No more gimmicks.

    • Reply
      Josh Teis
      March 12, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Thank You Apostle. Or should I call you William Wallace II?


      (Don’t be so glum chum)

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