Presentation on theme: "We are commanded to say Come. Rev 22:17 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come."— Presentation transcript:
We are commanded to say Come.
Rev 22:17 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. NKJV
Saying Come To A Sunday Worship Service Bible Classes Neighborhood Bible Study Topical Class Lectureship/Special Speaker Great Singing Personal Study
There are many levels of saying Come in a better way!
Level One The Starter Level Just Give A Simple Come!
Just Give A Simple Come! The Starter Level One of these days, why dont you go to _________ with me?
Second Level Start to add helpful elements Add a small element of curiosity
Add an element of curiosity Start with come and see or come check it out
Third Level Or Learn to… Build a Warm Bridge
Kindness Phrases - Openers I appreciate how much you love your family … You are a good moral man… You are a really hard worker… Jim, do you know that you would not have to change much to be a Christian… I appreciate your _______ honor to whom honor Rom. 13:7
Fourth Level Tell them about some good clear benefits!
Ask yourself what spiritual elements would benefit them the most? Bible Classes for their children Godly help for their marriage Joys of salvation Peace of forgiven sins Help to handle out of control desires Wisdom that the Bible gives Benefits, help of learning how to pray
I sure like your kids. You are working at being a good mother. If you are ever looking for a moral foundation for them, ___________ ____________. Bring them about 4 weeks and see what they learn.
See the benefits for a friend or family Write them out Put the warmth in Tell them about the benefits Tell them where it can be found
I could say that!
Let me stop my list and emphasize an Important point! Prospects around us almost never come unless they are invited by a good moral member that they respect.
Sometimes it is one person removed from a good moral member - Lady in Sunnyvale was invited numerous times 8 to 10 years earlier…. Chiropractic student who was told where to go by a fellow student who did not go herself
You P – Prospect U U PW – Personal Worker U PJ – Project C PW C – Curious U C U – Unconcerned PJ UU U U U U U U PW C C U U U U PJ U UU P U U UU U U U U C U U U U U U U U C U U U U U U U C U U U U U U U U UU U C C UU U U PJ U U U U U U UU U PW U C U UU U U C U U U U U U
Now back to how you can improve your invitations with questions!
Fifth Level Questions are great. Jesus wisely used them often. Find the right question!
You Can Ask A Mother Bible stories really build childrens morals! How much would you like for your kids to really learn the Bible and its great moral values? The best place I know around here that teaches the Bible well is ______________.
You can learn to ask a formative question One that plants a value in their mind! You are doing a great job with your kids. What things are you interested in more for your children – An education for a great job or for them to develop moral strength and character for a good life? Moral strength comes from Bible stories! The best teaching of Bible stories around here is at ________.
You Can Ask A Seeking Person Have you ever thought that you would like to learn more about the Bible? (Reply) If you want to learn the Bible, there is a kind preacher at ________. He really uses the Bible. You could bring your Bible and check him out a few Sundays and see how much you learn. The Bible will really touch you!
You Can Ask How much would you like to learn more about the Bible? (Negative Reply) Well if you ever think you would like to learn the Bible, there is a great teacher at ________. He really uses the Bible. You should bring your Bible and check him out and see how much you learn. The Bible will really do you a lot of good!
Paint a value in their mind with questions. Get them thinking about a powerful motivation.
Questions for Former Attend-ers What were the really good things to you when you went to church? Do you miss them?
Sixth Level You can tell a story! What do you remember the best – an explanation or a story?
Collect Stories Practice Them Drop Them In A Conversation!
Seventh Level Bring a Spiritual Value to Mind I appreciate your interest in religion! I suppose you know your Bible well?
How well do you know your Bible on a scale of 1 to 10? Would you like to know it better? A friend of mine and I are planning to get together to read some from the Bible and, if you are interested, we would love to have you sit in with us and three or four others.
If your child died now, where do you think they would go for eternity?
If your child died now, where do you think they would go for eternity? If you died now, where do you think you would be forever?
Occasionally, there is a place for a tough question! If your child died now, where do you think they would go for eternity? If you died now, where do you think you would be forever? If your child died 20 years from now, where do you think they would be in eternity?
Eighth Level You can ask for permission!
Asking for Permission If I knew some verses in the Bible that you really ought to read, would you want me to show them to you?
Asking for Permission If I knew something in the Bible that was really, really important for you to know, would you want me to show those verses to you?
If you dont get permission, remember… Well, remember that I asked, and if you are ever interested, say something to me, and we can check those verses out.
Asking for Permission for Repeated Touches Ive told you a number of times about things at _____, and Im not trying to nag you into coming. If it bothers you and you would rather I didnt say anything about it, I wont say another word!
Ninth Level Can you describe present and future feelings?
If you have a great experience at a game, at work, at a restaurant or on a trip, do you enjoy telling people about it?
If you have a great experience at a game, at work, at a restaurant or on a trip, do you enjoy telling people about it? Do most people enjoy hearing about a really good experience?
Any good experience that pleases you or excites you or warms you is a pleasure to describe.
Any good experience that pleases you or excites you or warms you is a pleasure to describe. Put that experience into interesting words!
Can you tell someone how great it is to be forgiven of your sins?
Can you tell someone how exciting and humbling worship will be in heaven?
Can you tell someone how overwhelming Judgment will be?
Can you tell someone what you get from the Lords Supper every Sunday
Can you tell someone what you get from the Lords Supper every Sunday or the effect on you of worshipping God, blending with others and teaching in singing?
Could you start with the simple, Write some out, and know I Could Say That!?
Do at least one or two tonight or tomorrow and others later.
This is important!
If you dont write them out, most people will never start inviting.
Questions? What questions occur to you?
Write our something you could say good about the congregation here! …about Bible Study …about Worship
What is Deliberate Practice? Willful practice with effort over and over in a vital skill!