Personal Invitations to Church are not Enough

Invited to Church

As much as I believe in giving personal invitations to church, I can't say that I personally know that many people who sit at home just hoping someone would invite them to church.Statistics show that some people will respond to an invitation to church,  and that such invitations are often part of the conversion process.But in our busy … [Read more...]

Summary: Should we invite non believers to church?

Excluding Church Visitors

As I finished out my chapter through chapter re-read of the book of Acts, I see believers and non-believers in various settings:hearing the word of God proclaimed, gifts of the Spirit are manifested, elders are chosen, people getting saved, etc.The biblical DESCRIPTION of what happened in the NT church involved these elements.  It … [Read more...]

Invite Non Believers to Church?–Part 5

You are invited to Church

Should we invite non-believers to our church services?  The question came up in a discussion group I am a part of, so I've chosen to examine the early church patterns from the book of Acts.As I have looked at the gatherings of the disciples so far, what is clear so far there is no pattern of inclusion or exclusion, or if it is even possible to … [Read more...]

Are Unbelievers Present at Church – Part 4

Invited to Church

Should we invite non-believers to our church services?So far through the three parts of rereading the book of Acts (part 1 covers Acts 1-5, part 2 covers Acts 6-9, part 3 covers Acts 10-11), I don't see a clear answer to the question.As I have looked at the gatherings of the disciples so far, what is clear so far there is no pattern of … [Read more...]

Are Unbelievers Present in the Assemblies in Acts? Part 3

church invite

I invite my unsaved friends to church.I invite them tohear the proclamation of the word of God, to learn about a Christian community, and to explore for themselves who Jesus is.While they cannot become members until they place their faith in Christ and can confess that they believe Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord, they are invited … [Read more...]

Are Unbeliever Present at Assemblies in Acts? – Part 2

You are invited to Church

As I continue to look in Acts, I want to see what I can find that can help me answer the question:Should we invite the unsaved to church?Since I practice church invitations as a tool in my personal evangelism habits to help people discover the grace of Christ, I want to examine the biblical evidence in support or rejection of this … [Read more...]

Are Unbeliever Present at Assemblies in Acts? — Part 1

Invited to Church

The church developed in the book of Acts as the gospel spread throughout the regions.As a follow-up to yesterday's post – should we invite unsaved friends to church? – I want to examine the gatherings of the assemblies in the book of Acts over the next few posts.It is important to look at the gatherings to see if reasonable conclusions can … [Read more...]

Should we invite unsaved friends to church?

Invited to Church

I posted this question to the EvangelismCoach.org Facebook page. "Should we invite unsaved friends to church?" Give a Yes or No, and then give a reason. The answers were pretty divided between Yes and No, with some strong opinions:Yes, the church is on an evangelistic mission. No, the church is for believers only to train believers to go … [Read more...]

Another Church Invitation Video

ChurchInvite

I really like this church invitation video.I've used it several times in various conferences.  Always gets a great laugh when the punch line is revealed.While it's free on YouTube, you should really buy the rights to use it from SermonSpice, like I did.Honor the creators of this video with buying it.Feed readers will need to click … [Read more...]

Church Invitation Video You Can Use

RootedInChrist

A lifeway study also asked how many times respondents have personally, "invited an unchurched person to attend a church service or some other program at your church?"Nearly half (48 percent) of church attendees responded, "zero."We need to change this.Download this video at BeamerFilms.com. Use this mini-move to help encourage your … [Read more...]