Don't Assume Unbelievers Are Uninterested in Learning About God

Inviting someone to church can be uncomfortable and risky, but don't say "no" for them.

I wanted to share two things in regards to bringing someone with you to a service:

1. If you have someone on your mind, a person that you cannot stop thinking about ANYTIME someone mentions inviting someone to church, then that is God speaking to your heart. 

The devil is not leading you to share Christ with them and/or invite them to church. If God is calling you to it, then He will lead you through it.

Which leads to …

2. Do not say “no” for them.

All too often, when I really did feel the Lord pressing into me to invite someone to church, whether it was a server in a restaurant or someone I have had a relationship with, I say “no” for them in my mind. Seriously, I battle thoughts like …

“They would not be interested in coming to church.”

“They will think I’m crazy if I talk to them about this.”  

“Maybe I will just pray that someone else will invite them.”  

However, what I’ve discovered is that so many people are just one more invite away from attending a service.  

We all know that found people find people. With that in mind, let’s not say “no” for people when God is saying “yes” in regards to us inviting them to a service.

Perry Noble
Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church in Anderson, Greenville and Florence, South Carolina. At just nine years old, the church averages over 10,000 people during weekend services and is launching another campus in Columbia, South Carolina. Perry is convicted about speaking the truth as plainly as possible. A prolific blogger, he’s also the author of Blueprints: How to Build Godly Relationships.