The combination of Easter and our current pandemic has given us a very unique opportunity, because of crisis, to have a conversation with people we might not have had yet. There are a lot of people that would never step foot in a church building, and that you would possibly never invite, but because of the crisis, we now have an invitation to have a conversation. We’re intentionally building Easter Weekend around the unsaved as we faithfully give them the Good News of Jesus and we're inviting the church to be Messengers this Easter.
HOW CAN I BE A MESSENGER?
These are the days to invite your family and friends. Would you be willing to prayerfully identify 3-5 people you’ve maybe invited before that haven’t come, or have never invited, and would you be willing to send a text (SMS)?
SMS Pre-written Script
Use the following script to reach out to people/friends that you haven't connected with in a while.
Hey [insert name]! It's been a while, but what a crazy time this last year has been! I'll be honest, I'm not sure how you’ve been doing or what you might be dealing with - there's been so much fear, anxiety, depression, etc. - whatever the case, I believe this conversation is going to help and here’s a link that will take you to it [insert relevant link]
For those you know fairly well, feel free to send them a text and invite them to any of our services, whether online or in-person. You can say something like this:
Hey [insert name]! How crazy has this last year been!?! With all the fear, chaos, and uncertainty, I thought you could use a dose of hope and good news... I believe this conversation is going to help and here’s a link that will take you to it: [insert relevant link]
NOTE: If you want to send this invite after the service has ended, you can always send them the specific YouTube link so they can watch the service any time on-demand.