How to Invite Friends to Audacious Prayers

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

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS

Simply right click & download these images to share on social media!

Example caption:

Many of us don’t get excited when we hear the word “prayer.” But God didn’t intend for prayers to be that way. Starting January 9th, join me and my church @echochurchlive for a new series called AUDACIOUS PRAYERS, as we uncover the power of prayer! We’ll also be starting an exciting 21 Days of Prayer journey together to kick off the new year and see God show up in big ways!!

I’ll be going to [CAMPUS] at [TIME], and you’re more than welcome to join me. Check out echo.church/audacious for more info, or feel free to DM me. 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
    • 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, and speak to that.

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

MORE INVITATION TEMPLATES

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

Hey [name]! I just thought about you today and wanted to share that my church is doing a new series Audacious Prayers – all about how powerful prayer can be. Would you be interested in joining me at [service time and location – or echo.church/online link]?

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

Hey friends! My church is doing a new series Audacious Prayers – all about how powerful prayer can be. ALL are welcome to join, and I’ll personally be there this Sunday at [service time and location – or echo.church/online link]. Let me know if any of you are interested in coming along, and I’d love to save you a seat!