For years I was very passionate about every person getting out into the community and sharing their faith. I still beleive we all need to know how to share the Gospel in a simple and compelling way, but I’ve realized that not everyone is as bold or even as good of a communicator as I am. So one of the things I stress all the time is we must become “World Class Inviters”. That’s one of the core values we have at United. It’s still your responsibility to make sure people hear the good news, so why not you and I team up to make this happen. What that simply means is…you invite them and our team will share the gospel in a relevant and compelling way. My friend Mark Batterson put it this way today in his blog…
Last year, 80% of NCCers invited 5+ friends. I honestly feel like people who aren’t inviting friends aren’t using NCC the way it was designed to be used. We’re always trying to remind NCCers that church is a tag-team sport.When an NCCer walks into church they tag our worship team, creative team, and teaching team and say “go for it.” And we do our level best to create an experience every weekend where people can connect with God and grow in faith. When NCCers walk out, we tag them and say “now you go for it.” They have a unique network of friends they can invite to church! Then they come back and tag us and say “go for it.”
So my challenge to you is “go for it!” What a wonderful oppotunity we have this week with the opening of a brand new facility and the launch of our “Extreme Makeover:You Edition” series. Remember to reach our God-sized goal of 50 first time professions of faith during these 5 weeks, we will probably need at least 100-150 guests coming into our midst. That means anywhere from 400-600 personal invites will need to be made. Don’t say to yourself…”oh someone else will do it”…no you “go for it” and watch as God uses you to accomplish his purposes here on the earth!
If you need additional invite cards this week, contact the church office or click the “Send an E-vite” link to the left of this blog post and send invites out automatically to your family and friends. What are you waiting on…GO FOR IT!!!