Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Invitations ...

How many invitations do give? If y0u are having a birthday party? If you are having a dinner party? If you are having a cook out? If you are going hunting? If you are going shopping? If you are going to a movie? How about advertisements? How many people do you tell about a good movie you have seen? What about a good restaurant you have found? How about a good sale at a store?

What about church? How many people do you invite to join you in church? How many people to you tell about your church, telling them what is good and why you attend?

Are the numbers the different for the above paragraphs? Why?

Todd Rhoades in the blog mondaymorninginsight.com referenced an article by David Foster at davidfosterlive.com. Both blogs were dealing with why people don't invite other people to attend their church. Some thoughts ...

People know how to inform, or invite, others of things they like and they do it all the time. So what about church? If they are not inviting others to church it is usually because they do not see the benefit for their friends. If they did, quite frankly, they would be doing a lot more inviting.

What do you think?


At 9:26 PM, Blogger Kindra said...

I can think of times I've had that exact conversation with friends & it seemed that a common theme was that so many people are afraid that those they invite to church will feel as if they are "pushing" their faith on them. Faith & religion are seen as offensive by so many. I think that a lot of people don't know how to find the balance that they think they need with this.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger Tim Morris said...

How do we need to present the Church differently?


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