Better Invitations

If we don't invite well, people will miss out on opportunities to experience Jesus and grow. Invitations are critical junctures where students and faculty decide whether to take a step deeper—by attending an outreach event, going to a Bible study, or choosing to follow Jesus—or stick to the status quo. With our culture constantly bombarding people with invitations for time, attention and more — how can we make our invitations compelling and engaging?

  • Find out the qualities of a compelling invitation

  • Learn how to make your invitations even more effective

  • Discover how to handle different responses to your invitations

Play Your Way

Find more ways to engage with the material.

  • ~30 minutes (self-paced)

    Though we anticipate this course to take around 30 minutes to complete, please feel free to do it at your own pace. All your progress will be saved so you can hop back in a resume where you left off!

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    In a pinch? Take the one-page summary of the material as a quick refresher on the key takeaways. Perfect to print out and bring onto campus with you!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Making Invitations Welcoming and Compelling

    • We Invite You to this Course!

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Defining Compelling Invitations

    • Lesson 1: What Compelling Invitations Aren’t

    • Lesson 2: What Compelling Invitations Are

    • Lesson 3: Qualities of a Compelling Invitation

    • Check Your Understanding (Quiz)

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Crafting a Compelling Invitation

    • Lesson 1: Your Turn

    • Lesson 2: Making it Great!

    • Lesson 3: Online Invitations

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Potential Responses to Your Invitations

    • Lesson 1: No

    • Lesson 2: Maybe

    • Lesson 3: Yes

  • 5

    Chapter 5: Conclusion

    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download.