This timetable helps your church engage with the three linked stages that help create a culture of invitation. But if there June are better dates for you do use them but don’t leave out any of the stages.
January to April: Thinking Biblically about invitation
The focus is on making sure the key leaders are on board and fully understand what needs to change in the understanding of church members.
Do so in one of the following ways –
- Use our videos featuring Michael Harvey on New Thinking.
- Encourage the reading of Michael Harvey’s two books Creating a Culture of Invitation in Your Church and Unlocking the Growth.
- Engage directly with Michael Harvey including mentoring via Skype and a visit to your church. To enquire contact us.
Resources to help you share with your church and its leaders are –
Note: All our videos and PDF are free to download. You just need to register when you click the link.
During this time you will want to plan you guest events, including what you will do during the National Weekend of Invitation.
Sunday June 7th: Invitation Cross Sunday
This is when church members encounter the 3 ways to think more Biblically about invitation. And then prayerfully bring to a cross the names of those they will invite.
You will find full details at Invitation Cross Sunday.
The suggested date sits comfortably in the context of the Archbishop’s Thy Kingdom Come – giving practical expression to the prayers for more people to know Jesus.
Use the following Sunday to share the stories of those who have invited – how they felt and what God did.
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June: The Weekend of Invitation
Make your services ‘guest friendly’ and/or hold one or more invitation events that introduce people to some aspect of knowing and following Jesus
There are lots of resources and ideas at Invitation Events.
And go in applying what has been learned and keep inviting – Alpha, Christianity Explored, The Pilgrim Course, guest services, evangelistic breakfasts and Messy Church.