Reach UP. Reach OUT. Reach IN. Since day one of Fellowship Church, we have passionately pursued this vision. It is the very heartbeat of everything we do. While it may be easy to focus on the ‘Up’ and ‘In,’ too often we can overlook the ‘Out,’ because reaching people takes work! Yet, reaching people is exactly what the local church is designed to do.
So as we all prepare for the Christmas season, I want to encourage you to keep working to reach the lives God has put in your path. Work hard to build your message in a way that will clearly communicate the light of Christ! And to help, check out these 5 Creative Ways to Invite this Christmas. I can’t wait to see how God works IN your church to reach OUT to the world as you look UP to Him!
5 Creative Ways to Invite:
1. Begin ordering your invite cards.
Start ordering invites now so they will be ready for action when you start promoting in December. Direct your holiday invitations towards those you want to step into God’s house for the first time and start growing your church one invite at a time!
2. Bundle your invites.
Hand out bundles of 3 invitations after every service and challenge your congregation to reach their community. Leave the invitations with a tip, place them on doors, or pin them to bulletin boards to extend the reach beyond close acquaintances. Get your invite on!
3. Break-out the social media.
Social media is THE place to get your invite to the masses. Start posting through Facebook and Instagram to promote your holiday service (Click Here for Free Graphics). Send out text message reminders available for members to sign up for. You will be able to reach so many people at a rate you couldn’t humanly accomplish with printed invitations!
4. Build a community around the church.
The holiday season provides a huge opportunity to connect with our communities. Use holiday events in the community to promote your holiday event. Hand out invites at local parades, football games, and Black Friday lines. Go out and connect to show people the hospitality they’ll receive at your church!
5. Invite over local radio stations.
Perform a live Christmas acoustic set with your worship team and invite listeners to join you for the real deal! Use popular media platforms to share what your Christmas worship experience has to offer. Nothing gets people in the swing of the season better than Christmas Carols!