Invite Someone to a Sunday Service!
Inviting others to church can feel daunting at times. Below are some practical tips and tools for how to invite others, in a casual, friendly, and easy way.
Template Text for Social Sharing
You’re invited to Easter Sunday at Forward Church! Sunday April 9th, beginning at 11am! We can’t wait to see you and your friends and family there, can you make it? @forwardirvine
You’re invited to Easter Sunday at Forward Church! Sunday April 9th, beginning at 11am! Check out www.forwardchurchirvine.com for more info, or feel free to DM me with any questions. Hope you’ll join us!
Tips for Inviting Others
1. Be Yourself
Don’t overthink it! Use words that feel natural to how you usually talk.
2. Think of Other Circles of People
Invite people from communities you’re involved in outside of church, like:
Teams at work
Group text threads
Family chat threads
3. Consider Both In-Person or Online
Some ways you can invite people (including virtually) include:
During a hangout or conversation
Text or call
Social media DM or message
Share Forward’s social media posts (@forwardchurchirvine on Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
Post on social media news feeds, groups, or stories
4. Identify a Need
Think about a specific issue the person may be looking for answers about or struggling with, and speak to that.
A Note on Responses
If they accept, that’s great! Attend the Sunday Service along with the person you invited. Then check in with them afterwards on their thoughts. Invite them to go to lunch or coffee with you after service, if you are able to. If they decline, don’t feel bad! Continue to establish a relationship with the person, and keep praying for them.
More Invitation Text Templates
Share with a Friend
Hi [name]! I’d like to invite you to come join me this Sunday at Forward Church at 11am in Irvine. This is a church I go to and I think you’d love it. Can you make it this Sunday?
Hi [name]! I would love to have you come and check out the church that I go to this Sunday at 11am! It’s located in Irvine and I think you would really enjoy it. Can you make it this Sunday?
Hi [name]! Let me know if you’re interested in checking out the church I attend this Sunday. The service starts at 11am, it’s in Irvine and they have a great children’s programming during service. Would you be interested in coming this Sunday?
Hi [name]! Let me know if you’re open to checking out the church I go to, this Sunday at 11am. It’s called Forward Church, it’s in Irvine and I’ve been coming here for a bit and love it. Would you be interested in coming this Sunday?
Here is a guide on what to answer in case the person you are inviting is asking you more questions:
If they answer in the affirmative:
That’s great, I can’t wait to see you this Sunday. The service starts at 11am and here is the exact address: 15375 Barranca Pkwy Suite STE #G107, Irvine, CA 92618. You can also check out our website for more info: www.forwardchurchirvine.com; there will be plenty of signs showing you how to get to the church on Sunday! Text me when you’re on the way!If they ask about children’s programming:That’s great, glad you asked. Our church provides children’s programming during the service for kids ages 3-10. The kids learn about Jesus in a fun, clean, safe environment and we have a chance to listen to a great, life changing message of hope. We also have a nursery available in case you need that as well. Text me when you’re on the way so I can save you a seat!If they ask you for more information about what the church teaches:That’s a great question. The best way to find out more info is by visiting our church website: www.forwardchurchirvine.com. There, you will find what we believe. I also highly recommend you go and check out our church podcast:www.forwardchurchpodcast.com. There you will find teachings from our Forward Church pastors. Let me know if I can answer any other questions for you. Let me know if there’s anything that I can pray for you as well!If you get asked a question that you don’t know the answer to, text your question to:(949) 523-3533 and one of our pastors/leaders will respond to you right away to help out.
Share in a Community Forum or Group
Hey friends! Come join us on every Sunday morning at 11:00am. (Tag @forwardirvine or check in) Would you be interested in joining me at Forward Church in Irvine this Sunday at 11am? Let me know if any of you are interested in coming to check out Forward Church this Sunday at 11am — I’d love to save you a seat!