5 Ways to Connect a Friend to Church
It might seem intimidating to invite a friend to church, but in reality, if you're a follower of Jesus, you are the church. So technically, you’re already halfway there.
Share a great video.
As we study the Year of the Book together, we’re sharing some of the teaching videos on social media. They’re easy to share on your page or message to a specific friend, and they help make a complex and sometimes confusing book accessible. facebook.com/firstpresorlando
Offer to read along with your friend.
Speaking of the Year of the Book, we made handy invite cards for you to take with you. Pick a few up on your way out of church next Sunday and share one with a friend that you think might follow along with you.
Give them one of those cute little plants.
All plants have a lifespan. They require care. You’re not inclined to just toss them in the trash. Which is why we chose them to be our “invites” to share with friends to Easter at the Dr. Phillips Center. (Get it?) Grab a few next month and pass them along for April.
Find out their favorite Starbucks drink.
Gift your friend their favorite Starbucks coffee and take 30 minutes to sit down with them, ask questions and just listen. Then, commit to praying for them, regardless of whether they show an interest in coming to church or not.
Handwrite a standing invitation.
Pick some nice stationery, and write your friend a note of encouragement, along with a standing “invitation” to church any Sunday. You never know when they’ll take you up on it. In the age of Instagram, handwritten notes can matter more than you think.
Bring your friend on the Second Sunday.
Join us Sunday, February 11 or Sunday, March 11 for a Second Sunday Social, the perfect day to bring a friend to church! We have a great sermon planned as we continue the Year of the Book, and we'll have coffee and breakfast treats available as we gather under the Angel Wing (between the Sanctuary and Allen Hall) to catch up.