Church invitation ideas

In these times, we need to refocus on our church.  One of the primary reasons we’re here is to share and live the Gospel and invite people to join His kingdom.  The church that Jesus established is the display of God’s glory on earth, and we believe the church should be central to our lives and faith.  So inviting people to our church is part of our core mission.  Here’s some great innovative church invitation ideas to help you invite people to your church.  You don’t need me to organize it…you and your small group, class or friends can just do it.  At every one of these, you can pass out tracts and invite people to church.

  • Grill out for the employees of a company or business.
  • Set up a party trailer and a grill, at any community events.
  • Dress up like a Star Wars character wherever there are people and take pictures with kids and families.  Give them a special invite card with the location they can download the picture.  You will have a blast and invite a bunch of people to church.
  • Tailgate at high school football games.  Give away hot dogs and invite people.
  • Set up a moonwalk at a local park while events are happening.
  • Volunteer at community runs and bike races
  • Hand out coffee or hot chocolate at events downtown
  • Give out hand warmers at winter events like the Christmas parade
  • Provide “full service” at a local gas station – wash windows and leave a car freshener
  • Show free family movies on Friday nights
  • Help local schools with their fall festivals.  Instead of re-creating the wheel, just help a school make their event better.
  • Take professional pictures at local school talent shows
  • Visit a nursing home
  • Take a couple of hours and put out door hangers in your neighborhood or apartment complex.
  • Be intentional about coaching a kids sports team.
  • You and your kids set up a lemonade stand.
  • Have a free garage sale…give away things and invite people to church
  • Do a free car wash
  • Walk around a neighborhood and collect canned food.  Invite people to church while asking for food.
  • Hand out helium balloons at special events
  • Get a truck, ladder and a bunch of light bulbs and walk around and ask people if they need light bulbs changed.
  • Set up a bounce house in front of a store.  Managers are often open to anything that draws attention to their store.
  • Put out road signs on the weekend (did you know most people who attend our church for the first time do so because they saw a road sign?)
  • Put a giant leaf sign in the back of your truck.  Politicians do it – our cause is way more important!
  • Give away Oak Leaf silly bandz anywhere there are kids.
  • Enter a float in one of the parades.  Walk along side it and give away candy and invites.
  • Take doughnuts to school teachers.  Simply email the principal and ask if you can do it, set a day, and make it happen.
  • Get a giant backpack sprayer and offer to spray for bugs in people’s homes.  It might seem strange, but what a great way to talk to someone and invite them to church.
  • Salt driveways when it ices during the winter.
  • Help with field days at a local elementary school.  What school wouldn’t appreciate volunteers?
  • Take food to fire stations.  Let them know you appreciate them and that they are always welcome at your church.
  • Valet cars when a school has an open house.
  • Provide childcare for high school graduations.
  • Cook team meals before home games at local sporting events
  • Pass out candy and invites at your own house on Halloween, or downtown where hundreds of children come to trick or treat every year.
  • Better yet…come up with your own idea, get your friends or group involved, and make it happen.  Let us know how we can help.

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