INVEST AND INVITE
Have you felt that God has made a difference in your life? Don't keep it in. Give it away. We're called to share God's love and message with people around us. A way to do that is a process called invest & invite. Invest in people far from God, in order to invite them to church, in order to invite them into a relationship with God. We aren't trying to make "converts". We believe God & His ways can help us experience our best life and we want people to experience the same thing. So don't be weird, just be yourself. Don't be pushy, just share your experience. Respect people and the process. Pray and ask God to help you see opportunities to share his love and message through our words and actions.
Invite someone to join you some Sunday at The Journey. Statistic show it takes at least seven invites for someone to show up. If they come, follow up. Take them to lunch after church or ask them what they thought later in the week. Share your thoughts too. Look for opportunities to invite them to explore God more and maybe begin a relationship with Him.
SHARE YOUR STORY
How has God changed your life? What does following Jesus mean for your life? How have you experienced God? Think about it. Write it out. Be prepared to share it.
BRIDGE THE GAP
Here is a great picture to explain what Jesus did on the cross. You can easily draw it on a napkin or paper and ask people where they see themselves. It's based on Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Memorize it. Share it.