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How to Invite Friends to Christmas 2021

Inviting others to church can feel daunting at times. Below are some practical tips & tools for how to invite others to the Echo 2021 Christmas service in a casual, friendly, & easy way!

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23 4:30pm & 6:00pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24
3:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24 4:30pm & 6:00pm

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23 6:00pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24 4:30pm & 6:00pm

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24 4:00pm & 6:00pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24
3:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm

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You’re invited to a fun community experience the whole family will love! Join us this Christmas Eve on December 23 & 24th.

Together, we’ll celebrate Christmas with a family friendly experience and everyone’s invited to enjoy live Christmas music, an inspirational message, a great family experiencecandlelight service, special kids activitieshot chocolate & treats, holiday photo booth, & more!

@echochurchlive is having special Christmas Eve services on December 23 & 24th. Together, we’ll celebrate Christmas like an experience the whole family will love and everyone’s invited! I’ll be going to [CAMPUS] at [TIME], and you’re more than welcome to join me! Check out echo.church for more times & locations across the Bay Area (or how to join online from anywhere!), or feel free to DM me with any questions. Hope you’ll join us!!

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS

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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
    • neighbors
    • interest-based Facebook groups
    • group text threads
    • family chat threads
  3. CONSIDER BOTH IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL.
    Some ways you can invite people (including virtually) include:
    • during a hangout or conversation
    • text or call
    • email
    • social media DM / message (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
    • share Echo’s social media posts (@echochurchlive on Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
    • post on social media newsfeeds/groups/stories (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  4. IDENTIFY A NEED.

    Think about a specific issue the person may be looking for answers about or struggling with. For instance, just had a conversation with someone who’s feeling hopeless or discouraged? Here’s a sample blurb you can send them:

    Hey [name]! It was great catching up the other day, and I wanted to let you know I’ve been thinking and praying about [situation]. On that note, my church is having an amazing Christmas celebration this year!  Come join me celebrate & enjoy live Christmas music, an inspirational message, a great family experiencecandlelight service, special kids activitieshot chocolate & treats, holiday photo booth, & more! Also, all first time guests will get a FREE Starbucks gift card! Let me know if you’d be interested in joining me for this truly special Christmas experience at [service time and location – or echo.church/online link]

A NOTE ON RESPONSES: 

  • If they accept, that’s great! If you’re available, attend or watch the Sunday message at the same time as the person you invited. Then check in with them afterwards on their thoughts. 
  • If they decline, don’t feel bad! Continue to establish a relationship with the person, and keep praying for them

INVITATION TEMPLATES

Sample blurb to send to a friend personally (through text, Facebook message, email, etc.):

Hey [name]! This might sound a bit random, I just thought about you today and wanted to share that our church is having a spectacular Christmas celebration this year!  Come join us and enjoy live Christmas music, an inspirational message, a great family experiencecandlelight service, special kids activitieshot chocolate & treats, holiday photo booth, & much more! Also, all first time guests will get a FREE Starbucks gift card! I’m gonna join/attend this very special Christmas celebration [service time and location – or echo.church/online link] – let me know what you think & more so we look forward to seeing you!

Sample blurbs to post on your social media platforms:

  • I always look forward to Christmas! Come join us for a spectacular Christmas celebration this year & enjoy live Christmas music, an inspirational message, a great family experiencecandlelight service, special kids activitieshot chocolate & treats, holiday photo booth, & more! Also, all first time guests will get a FREE Starbucks gift card! We look forward to welcoming you at this a very special Christmas celebration at [service time and location – or echo.church/online link]. Feel free to reach out if you ever wanna talk about faith, church, etc. & we look forward to seeing you!
  • With everything that’s been going on this year, it really has been difficult at times… but I’ve found that staying plugged into a supportive community has made all the difference. Come join me for a truly spectacular Christmas celebration & enjoy live Christmas music, an inspirational message, a great family experiencecandlelight service, special kids activitieshot chocolate & treats, holiday photo booth, & more! Also, all first time guests will get a FREE Starbucks gift card! [service time and location – or echo.church/online link]! Feel free to reach out if you ever wanna talk about faith, church, etc. & we look forward to seeing you!

Sample blurb to share in a community forum/group (e.g. NextDoor/neighborhood group, other interest-based Facebook groups, etc.):

Hey friends! I wanted to share that I’ve been checking out this church for some time now and love it! I’ve found it really helpful and encouraging personally. This Christmas, Echo.church is having a very special Christmas celebration with live Christmas music, an inspirational message, a great family experiencecandlelight service, special kids activitieshot chocolate & treats, holiday photo booth, & more! Also, all first time guests will get a FREE Starbucks gift card! I’ll be there at this Christmas celebration at [service time and location – or echo.church/online link] – let me know if any of you are interested in joining me & we look forward to seeing you!

  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
    • neighbors
    • interest-based Facebook groups
    • group text threads
    • family chat threads
  3. CONSIDER BOTH IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL.
    Some ways you can invite people (including virtually) include:
    • during a hangout or conversation
    • text or call
    • email
    • social media DM / message (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
    • share Echo’s social media posts (@echochurchlive on Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
    • post on social media newsfeeds/groups/stories (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  4. IDENTIFY A NEED.

    Think about a specific issue the person may be looking for answers about or struggling with. For instance, just had a conversation with someone who’s feeling hopeless or discouraged? Here’s a sample blurb you can send them:

    Hey [name]! It was great catching up the other day, and I wanted to let you know I’ve been thinking and praying about [situation]. On that note, my church is having a spectacular Christmas celebration this year!  Come join us for a very special Christmas experience & enjolive Christmas music, an inspirational message, a great family experiencecandlelight service, special kids activitieshot chocolate & treats, holiday photo booth, & more! Also, all first time guests will get a FREE Starbucks gift card! Let me know if you’d be interested in joining me for this awesome experience at [service time and location – or echo.church/online link] 🙂

A NOTE ON RESPONSES: 

  • If they accept, that’s great! If you’re available, attend or watch the Christmas message at the same time as the person you invited. Then check in with them afterwards on their thoughts. 
  • If they decline, don’t feel bad! Continue to establish a relationship with the person, and keep praying for them