A “Successful” Invitation

Many of us are afraid to invite other people to church. This fear may arise from different places, one of which is being afraid to fail. What if our friend says “no”?

Founder of the “Back to Church Sunday” movement, Michael Harvey, addresses this by challenging our perception of what “success” looks like. Rather than defining the success of our invitation by the result (which is beyond our control), we should define it by our faithfulness to extend the invitation:

I think this is about simple invitation. The “yes” or the “no” of an invitation is God’s bit… that is not our bit. Our job is just to offer a simple invitation. … It’s about faithfulness, it is not about “success”.

Michael Harvey shares more in this video: Why We Are Afraid to Invite.

Who can you invite this Sunday?

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