We know: it can be awkward to invite someone to come to church. And churches that constantly tell you to invite people can come across as needy and self-serving. But there really are some important reasons why we should all be inviting others to come to Ridgeline. Here are 7 reasons that the Ridgeline staff came up with this week:
- Inviting someone to church praises God, because it says that you believe He is moving here.
- Inviting someone to church is an easy way for you to be involved in the Great Commission (Math 28:19). Note: this shouldn’t be your ONLY involvement in the Great Commission, because it leaves all the work of sharing the Gospel and giving “an answer for the hope that is within you” (1Pe 3:15) to others, but it’s a good place to start!
- Inviting someone to church says you care about them
- Inviting someone to church is often the first step in a person coming to Christ
- Inviting someone to church fosters wholistic/consistent Christian living (because now they know that you’re a Christian and will be watching you!)
- Inviting someone to church combats consumeristic of self-centered Christianity (because you’re thinking about what others need and not just about yourself)
- Inviting someone to church creates opportunities for deeper conversations and relationships with that person.