1. The Old Fashioned Ask. For the bold and unabashed, the personal communication of a face to face invite is powerful. Often times, whether the person accepts the invite or not, this invitation lets the person know that you care enough about them to personally invite them. Here's a humorous video to help you build up the courage. If people can say yes to them, they can say yes to you! (Note: This video is dated, Easter is on March 31st this year)
2. Using an Invite Card. There are a lot of talented people who volunteer and work at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Each year we send out thousands, yes thousands, of invites out into the community. This is an easy way to let people know about the services we'll have, but when you take a card, perhaps write a note, and deliver it yourself the invite is received knowing that they aren't just a number or a mass mailing, but again someone who you thought of. If you have trouble talking to people directly this is a great option - take advantage of these resources.
3. Use a flyer at your place of business or a place you frequent often. In addition to invite cards, we have created flyers that we can put up at all our community watering holes but we need your help! Perhaps you own your on business and can take advantage of your widow space or maybe you're a regular at a place that has heavy foot traffic. Don't be afraid! See if the owner will consider putting a flyer up for you. Imagine the impact you can have on your community just by taking a few simple steps and inviting them in this non-threatening manner.
Hightower Beach Park at 6:30 am. Our hope is that this would be an outreach to the community and attract more spiritual sojourners than perhaps the other services on our campus.
5. Go Digital! We live in a digital age. More and more, people are using electronic communications whether it be email or social media like Facebook. You can click here or download this digital image (just right click on the image and then choose "Save As") and share it as you see fit. You can also visit our Facebook page and share this digital invite with all of your Facebook friends. Take advantage of this medium and ease of invitation. Sharing funny Easter videos like the one above or perhaps one you find on YouTube are also ways that you can creatively use the digital medium to invite others.
6. Be Missional! Having just finished our study of The Tangible Kingdom Primer, how can we help but consider how we might live out this Easter missionally, as a "sent people" not just as an "invitation people." Think creatively, how can you bring Easter to people where they are, rather than trying to get them to come to church. Perhaps you could host a neighborhood egg hunt, provide an Easter gift basket for your neighbors, invite them over for an Easter-dinner, or ask your neighbors what they plan on doing for Easter and join them!