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This is a guest blog post written by Rich Birch. Rich the founder of Unseminary and is a member of my new Speaking Team. You can book Rich to consult with your team or speak at your next event here.
What is the biggest difference between churches that are growing and those that aren’t?
Churches - People - Friends
Growing churches are full of people who invite their friends.
What separates churches that have plateaued or are in decline from those that are seeing growth is that growing churches are inviting churches.
Invitability - Church - Ability - People - Friends
“Invitability” describes how a church is growing its ability to have its people invite friends and family. It’s a key approach at the core of thriving churches.
How likely are people in your church to invite their friends and family to attend your church?
People - Others - Church
What are you doing to encourage your people to invite others to your church?
What tools have you given to your people to enable them to help create the culture of invitation you are developing?
People - Part - Follower - Jesus - World
Do your people understand that a part of being a follower of Jesus is reaching out to the world around them? That being an “inviter” is an essential part of every Christian’s life?
Here are five questions about church invitability to consider as you think about how this dynamic impacts the growth of your church.
WAIT… - INVITABILITY - IS - N'T - A
WAIT… INVITABILITY ISN’T A REAL WORD. RIGHT?
True! It’s totally made up. We created it to capture this idea that some churches seem to be easier for people to invite their friends to than others.
Scale - Invitability - End - Church - People
I imagine a scale of invitability. On one end is a church whose people don’t ever invite friends to join them on Sunday while on the other end of the spectrum are churches that are growing because its people are constantly saying to their friends, “You have got to see what’s happening at...
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