WATCH: Thom Rainer Shares the Relationship Between Inviting and Church Health

Are you curious about the relationship between inviting and the health of your church? Here are some interesting facts to note:

  1. Inviting churches tend to be healthier churches.
  2. An invitation is most effective when it's one-to-one.
  3. In-person invitations are the most effective, but phone and digital are good as well.
  4. The most effective churches are striving to have annual invitations equal to the 10 times the average worship attendance.
  5. Moving from lag metrics to lead metrics

Some highlights from today's Rainer Report:

  • Inviting unchurched friends to church takes intentionality.
  • When we are energized to do positive things, we have less time and energy to do negative things.
  • When church members are focused on reaching out and inviting, they're less focused on having things their way.
  • In-person invites to church are the most effective invites.
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