I’m convinced that more people would get involved in our churches if we just asked them. I went to one church for three years and not once did they ever ask me to serve. I got saved at that church, but they had no place for me to serve. How crazy is that? I just bet there are some people in your church that may be thinking the same thing.
The majority of people who don’t get connected to your church will quit coming within a few months. I was a rare exception.
People are coming to church looking for friends and purpose, and when they don’t find those, they go looking elsewhere.
So, don’t hesitate to ask. Sure, you may get a few no’s, but at least they’ll know you wanted them to be a part.
Ask them to do one of these four things each week:
- Serve on a team. People like to be a part of a team that’s winning. Or, even a part of a team that’s just being built. It’s exciting. Plus, you know you need the volunteers, so just ask. If you’re not sure where to start, check out this article for some ideas.
- Get in a group. Not everyone is going to want to join a group, but there’s a percentage that does. Groups are the best place to make friends and build lasting relationships. It doesn’t always have to be a Bible study either. Some of the best groups I’ve ever been a part of were mainly focused on just hanging out with each other.
- Give a little or a lot. For many of you, asking people to give is a huge struggle, but it shouldn’t be. If your church is doing it’s part to help spread the love of Jesus, then you shouldn’t hesitate to ask people to give towards that. People give to all kinds of charity organizations, and the church is more important than any of them.
- Invite someone. I’m a pastor, and I still need to be reminded to invite others to church. It just doesn’t come naturally to me, and I’m sure I’m not alone. It’s a struggle for most people. Most of them don’t mind doing it. They just need to be reminded every once in awhile.
Just like you need to be reminded to be asking people to get connected.
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